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East of Eden
- Director: Elia Kazan
- Release Date: 10 April 1955 (USA)
- Writers: John Steinbeck Paul Osborn (screenplay)
- Run Time: 115 min
- Country: USA
- Genre: Drama
- MPAA: Rated PG for thematic elements and some violent content. (2005 re-issue)
Watch movie: East of Eden (1955)
Tagline: Of what a girl did . . . what a boy did ... of ecstasy and revenge!
Trivia: During the production of the film, Elia Kazan used to write letters to his friend John Steinbeck, with whom he had worked closely on the original screenplay for Viva Zapata! (1952), to keep him abreast of the film's progress. Steinbeck thought James Dean was a perfect Cal, and tremendously enjoyed the final film.
Goofs: Revealing mistakes: Burl Ives drives James Dean home at the beginning of the movie in a right-hand drive car.
"In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to estranged mother"