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Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

(From Joe Bob's Ultimate B Movie Guide)

This is the film that defined the culture of an entire generation, representing the bonds that unite all troubled and troublesome teenagers, and the divisions that separate them from the world of adults. James Dean is the most charismatic fifties loner of them all, surpassing even Brando (the actor he imitated), on the strength of this one performance as the vulnerable, self-destructive, aimless outcast Jim Stark. Also great performances by Natalie Wood, as Dean's sensitive girlfriend, and Sal Mineo, as his confused, admiring sidekick. One of the first great films about American young people. With Corey Allen, Jim Backus, Dennis Hopper.  4 stars

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