||Drama / Romance
Jim Stark is the new kid in town. He has been in trouble elsewhere; that's why his family has had to move before. Here he hopes to find the love he doesn't get from his middle-class family. Though he finds some of this in his relation with Judy, and a form of it in both Plato's adulation and Ray's real concern for him, Jim must still prove himself to his peers in switchblade knife fights and "chickie" games in which cars race toward a seaside cliff.
James Dean / Natalie Wood / Sal Mineo / Jim Backus / Ann Doran / Corey Allen / William Hopper / Rochelle Hudson / Dennis Hopper / Edward Platt / Steffi Sidney / Marietta Canty / Virginia Brissac / Beverly Long / Ian Wolfe