One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.
"Splendor in the Grass" features Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty as young lovers in the late 1920s -- a tale of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak. 124 minutes.