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Rebel Without A Cause

Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without A Cause opened after its star James Dean died in a car crash, turning Dean into a poster-boy for rebellion. Featuring searing performances from all three of its young leads, the film is best remembered for Dean’s sultry, suffering portrayal. This is indeed his finest performance. The story is iconic: a restless young man from a middle-class family gets involved with the wrong crowd and tragedy ensues.