Movie: East of Eden: 8-10:15 p.m., TCM
James Dean illustrates why he shot to stardom during his short life in director Elia Kazan’s 1955 version of John Steinbeck’s novel. Dean stars as Cal, a young man who isn’t happy with his lot in life. His problems include competition with his brother for their father’s affection and a young woman’s love, World War I, and his mother’s estrangement. Julie Harris, Richard Davalos, Burl Ives, Raymond Massey and Jo Van Fleet costar.