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.

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  1. Paul Osborn


  2. John Steinbeck


  3. Elia Kazan


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  1. James Dean

    James Dean

    Caleb Trask

  2. Julie Harris

    Julie Harris


  3. Raymond Massey

    Raymond Massey

    Adam Trask

  4. Richard Davalos

    Richard Davalos

    Aron Trask

  5. Jo Van Fleet

    Jo Van Fleet

    Kate Trask

  6. Burl Ives

    Burl Ives

    Sam the Sheriff

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

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Revenue -

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  • March 9, 1955
    PG, Theatrical



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