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.
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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