Pic of the Day: “East of Eden” (1955) still

Today’s pic is another from Elia Kazan‘s East of Eden (1955). What is interesting about this still is that it depicts a scene that is not in the final version of the film.

When Joe the bouncer (Timothy) removes Cal (James Dean) bodily from Kate’s room, the scene ends with Joe struggling with Cal in the hallway. The next scene shows Cal tending his wounds elsewhere. This still shows Cal actually being thrown out of the brothel, with Joe looking on. I am not sure who the other actor is. It’s also not clear if this was an actual scene that was cut from the film, or if it was a staged shot to be used as a model for poster artwork and the like. Nonetheless, it’s quite a treat to come across a rare bit of film history like this!

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