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Title East of Eden [videorecording] / Warner Bros. ; produced by Elia Kazan ; writers, Paul Osborn, John Steinbeck ; directed by Elia Kazan.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005].

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 Moore Video  PS3537.T3234 E3 2005    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition 2-disc special ed.
Description 2 DVDs (ca. 115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Note Title from container.
Cast Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Richard Davalos, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Dekker, Lois Smith, Harold Gordon, Nick Dennis.
Credits Director of photography, Ted McCord ; art directors, James Basevi, Malcolm Bert ; editor, Owen Marks ; music, Leonard Rosenman.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Based on the novel by John Steinbeck.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated (Original rating); PG; for thematic elements and some violent content (2005 rating)
Summary Cal Trask is considered the "bad" son of taciturn Salinas Valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask. Although Cal always means well, he just can't stay out of trouble. Neither is Cal able to match the high esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron. Only Aron's girl friend Abra and kindly old Doctor Sam seem to be able to see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. In an effort to win his father's love, Cal purchases a fresh lettuce crop to replace the ruined beans that threatened to bankrupt his family. But Adam rejects the gift and comes to realizes that Cal knows that Kate is Cal and Aron's mother, whom both boys thought was long dead.
Note Special features: New 50th anniversary documentary 'East of Eden: art in search of life" documentary; "Forever James Dean" vintage documentary; additional scenes; screen tests; wardrobe tests, costume and production design gallery; 3/19/55 New York Premiere footage.
Awards Academy Awards, USA, 1956: Oscar - Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jo Van Fleet)
Subject Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Problem youth -- Drama.
Brothers -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Melodrama -- Feature.
Family -- Feature.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Kazan, Elia.
Harris, Julie.
Dean, James, 1931-1955.
Massey, Raymond.
Ives, Burl, 1909-1995.
Davalos, Richard, 1930-2016.
McCord, Ted, 1900-1976.
Rosenman, Leonard.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. East of Eden.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title East of Eden (Motion picture)
Note Also known as: John Steinbeck's East of Eden
ISBN 141981074X
1419804960
Standard No. 012569705913
012569683228
Music No. 68322 Warner Home Video