East of Eden

Release date:1955

  • Salinas
  • Salinas Valley


James Dean, Julie Harris and Jo Van Fleet (Oscar winner); directed by Elia Kazan; Warner Bros.; based on part of John Steinbeck's novel, it is a story about a sensitive youth who feels unloved and unwanted by his father; nominated for Oscars for screenplay, director and actor (James Dean in first starring role); scenes filmed in the Salinas Valley, including the city of Salinas