James Dean Giants

The lead character, Jett Rink, was based upon the life of Texas oilman Glenn H. McCarthy (1907-88), an Irish immigrant who would later be associated with a symbol of opulence in Houston, Texas: the Shamrock Hotel, which opened on St. Patrick's Day, 1949. Author Edna Ferber met McCarthy when she was a guest at his Shamrock Hotel (known as the Shamrock Hilton after 1955), which served as the basis for the fictional Emperador Hotel in both the book and the film.


Budget

Estimated

$ 5.000.000

Props

Director: George Stevens

  • 201 min
  • 1956-10-10
  • US
  • Warner Bros.

Gross

Worldwide

$ 39.400.000