East of Eden

East of Eden (1955)

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Abra: But you must give him some sign, Mr. Trask, some sign that you love him... or he'll never be a man. All his life he'll feel guilty and alone unless you release him.

Cal Trask: Hey Aron, why don't you ask me where I've been?
Aron Trask: Would you tell me?
Cal Trask: No.

Cal Trask: Man has a choice and it's a choice that makes him a man.

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

Cal Trask: I've been jealous all my life. Jealous, I couldn't even stand it. Tonight, I even tried to buy your love, but now I don't want it anymore... I can't use it anymore. I don't want any kind of love anymore. It doesn't pay off.

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.

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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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