Nicholas Ray, Director
David Weisbart, Director
Leonard Rosenman, Composer (score)
A classic alienated teenager in disfunctional society film complete with angry son looking for meaning (James Dean), shallow parents (Jim Backus and Ann Doran), a bad-influence friend (Dennis Hopper), and sensitive girlfriend (Natalie Wood) with sociopathic father (William Hopper). Rebel Without A Cause was "a truly landmark film", according to allmovie.com, which "went where almost no Hollywood film had dared, exposing the anger and discontent beneath the prosperity and confidence of post-war America, picking at family values that dictated that happiness was best found in the nuclear family's well-appointed suburban home."
allmusic.com on Vertigo