East of Eden

Story: Based on the Steinbeck novel of the same title wherin a young man feels unloved by his father, a Salinas Valley businessman, and his rivalry with his brother. This was James Dean's first starring role.

Scenery: The story is set in Salinas and much of it was filmed in Salinas and the Salinas Valley. The segments depicting old downtown Monterey were actually filmed in Mendocino.

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Please read the Technical Notes for further explanation.


Information compiled from:
the Monterey County Herald,
Monterey County Film Commission.,
Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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