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Natalie Wood and James Dean

In this archetypal drama of teenage angst and rebellion, three high school students who should lead idyllic lives in their stable, comfortable suburban families explode with a violence and sexuality that their parents cannot understand.

This film--which ripped the façade from the post-war American dream to expose the rage of the country's youth--resonates with an energy that has made it a modern classic and a powerful coming-of-age story.

Hollywood at Home: Rebel Without a Cause, Saturday at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.

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