A classic to this day, that gives insight into the hopes and fears of America in the fifties.
This will be coming out as a remake, with Keanu Reeves, in December 2008. It's to believe they will manage to top one of the great classic films, but we shall see. Meanwhile, if you have not seen the original, do so. Yes, the effects are very fifties, but the story works, the acting is good, and the score is performed on its own merits.