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The Beat Generation (1959)

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

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Dave Culloran
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Georgia Altera
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Stan Hess
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Francee Culloran
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Louis Armstrong
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Joyce Greenfield (as Maggie Hayes)
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Jake Baron
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Art Jester (as Jim Mitchum)
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The Singer
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Harry Altera
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Singing Beatnik
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Marie Baron
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The Poetess (as Vampira)
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Dr. Elcott
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The Wrestling Beatnik
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A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist.

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The wild, weird, world of the Beatniks! ...Sullen rebels, defiant chicks...searching for a life of their own! The pads...the jazz...the dives... those frantic "way-out" parties... beyond belief! See more »

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3 July 1959 (USA)  »

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This Rebel Age  »

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2.35 : 1
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Audience members were given free "beatnik dictionaries", which humorously defined "beat" terms and catch-phrases. See more »

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Georgia Altera: Would you rather be dead with him or alive with me?
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Headed for the Blues
Lyrics by Lewis Meltzer
Music by Albert Glasser
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one for the collection
6 May 2005 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Stereotyped and clichéd exploitation film about a serial rapist known as the Aspirin Kid (Ray Danton), who hangs out with a group of beatniks while continuing to victimize attractive suburban housewives. Set in beatnik bars and on the beaches of LA, with some humorous dialog and a misogynistic cop played by Steve Cochran who tracks down the Kid after his own wife becomes a victim, the film has a refreshing originality, though generally it is laughably ridiculous, with its goateed beatniks staring off into space while listening to recorded car crashes, jazz, and the worst Beat poetry ever recited. With Mamie Van Doren, and a cast of several familiar faces that would crop up in Beach Party films, its nearly done in by what is now referred as camp, though there is enough of a story there to keep it moving along.


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