East of Eden

East of Eden (1955)

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Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Burl Ives, James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey

Genres: Drama

Factual error: The movie takes place around the time of WWI, definitely before 1923. In the carnival scene, the calliope is heard playing "Ain't She Sweet". This was the number one song ... in 1927.


Continuity mistake: When James Dean's mom writes out a check for $5000 and gives it to him, she licks the envelope first, but when she actually hands over the envelope to him, it's clearly not sealed.

Continuity mistake: When Cal jumps on the train he wraps his sweater around himself to keep warm, covering his mouth, but in the nest shot with his voice over, the sweater is just wrapped around him up until his neck, with his mouth free.

Cal Trask: It's gonna work because it's got to work and it's got to work because I said so.

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Trivia: During the "punishment" bible reading scene, while James Dean was reading out loud, he was swearing under his breath. This was to evoke anger from the actor who played his father - he was a devout Christian.

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