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A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Cochran ...
Dave Culloran
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Georgia Altera
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Stan Hess
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Francee Culloran
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Himself
Margaret Hayes ...
Joyce Greenfield (as Maggie Hayes)
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Jake Baron
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Art Jester (as Jim Mitchum)
Cathy Crosby ...
The Singer
Ray Anthony ...
Harry Altera
Dick Contino ...
Singing Beatnik
Irish McCalla ...
Marie Baron
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The Poetess
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Dr. Elcott
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
The Wrestling Beatnik (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist.

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Behind the Weird "Way-Out" World of the Beatniks! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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3 July 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

This Rebel Age  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Irish McCalla was offered the lead role, but turned it down because of the violent rape scenes. She took the much smaller role of Marie Baron. See more »

Quotes

Georgia Altera: Would you rather be dead with him or alive with me?
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The Beat Generation
Written by Walton Farrar (as Tom Walton) and Walter Kent
Performed by Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars
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Precursor to A Clockwork Orange
15 April 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Set in the late fifties, this is a tale of misguided youths, music, sex, crime, beer and police. There's a crafty script with modern dialogue and social statements. The beatniks make for a easy frame and alibi for a psychotic rapist hell bent on revenge to all women and square father-like men.

Behind the facade of crime there is a real police story and the inner-conflict between the cops, criminals, and victims are portrayed. Beautiful women both submissive and dominant mask the ugliness of both male characters cop and criminal. At the end we are not sure which side wins out. Beat Generation?


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