after watching Rebel Without A Cause again it seems to me this Film has more references in Stretch out and wait than usualy thought ?
considering the line "will the world end in the ....." is a direct quote, then maybe,
Platos lies about his father =
"all the lies that you make up - whats at the back of your mind"
When plato is killed Jim fastens up his jacket `he was allways cold` =
"2 icy cold hands conducting the way - its the eskimo blood in my veins"
the Police Uinit is the Juvenile division
"let your juvenile impulses sway"
You could argue the entire films about `ignoring the codes of the day`,
the younger character is called Plato, not the most heterosexual image coujouring of names.... maybe the song is the imagined outcome if Jim hadnt Turned down platos visit to come back to his place ?
just a quick/random thought really.. anyone else got an opinion?