"East of Eden" was written by John Steinbeck and it may be his best book. It makes a great movie because James Dean just shines in the character Cal Trask. I won't spoil it for you, but he plays a young man with a lot of growing up to do. Jo Von Fleet as James Dean's mother won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Director Elia Kazan should have received an award since this is a classic movie. You probably have heard about "East of Eden" because James Dean died in a car crash after filming the last scene of the movie. Now see the movie and the final tribute to the great acting skill of James Dean.
P.S. How did "East of Eden" wind up with one star. It is considered a James Dean Classic Film. Read the other comments here on the KCLS web site. They all liked the movie. So how did it end up looking like a lousy one star movie. Four Stars short in my opinion. Please leave your comments on the movie here on the KCLS web site.