Two brothers in 1910s California struggle to maintain their strict, Bible-toting father’s favor as an old secret about their long-absent mother comes to light.

Based on John Steinbeck’s bestseller, this movie is masterfully directed by Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront). The story is great, well-paced and grips you from the first minutes, but the chemistry between Julie Harris (Abra) and James Dean (Cal) is amazing. Five popcorns and goes into the Movie Vault.

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