Warner Bros released Rebel Without a Cause to theaters on October 29, 1955. Nicholas Ray directed film which starred James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo.
‘Rebel Without a Cause’ Movie Summary
Rebel Without a Cause chronicles 24 hours in the life of the angst-ridden teen, Jim Stark in Los Angeles, California. The film begins as the police haul Jim in for plain drunkenness. They hold him their juvenile detention center at the jail where two other troubled teens are under arrest.
John “Plato” Crawford, who lives with a housekeeper because his father abandoned his family while he was a baby, and his mother is always out of town, is being held for killing a litter of puppies.
Judy is there for a curfew violation, but is troubled because she resents her father for not paying attention to her. In fact, he doesn’t even show up to the police station to pick Judy up; her mother does.
Jim’s parents, Frank and Carol, consistently bickers, and his effeminate father and domineering mother are tearing him apart. He can’t stand to see his dad unable to stand up to Carol. He confides these frustrations to officer Ray Fremick right before he releases Jim to their custody.Read the full summary
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