I personally think that 'Rebel Without A Cause' is James Dean's best Film.
On a darker note, it has been called a 'Cursed Film'.
No less than 4 of the younger Cast Members later died tragically.
1)... There was James Dean himself, who died in a car crash, in September 1955 - just a Month before
the Film was released. He was only 24.
2)... Nick Adams was found dead, of a drug overdose, in February 1968. He was only 36.
3)... Sal Mineo was stabbed to death, near his apartment, in February 1976. He was just 37.
4)... Natalie Wood drowned, in November 1981. She was only 43.
So 4 of the main youth characters, in the 1955 Film, never even reached 45 Years old - with 1 never getting to 30, &
2 never reaching 40.