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The Rebel Set -- Gregg Palmer, Edward Platt, Don Sullivan, John Lupton. An interesting beatnik film that shows the atmosphere and flavor of the late '50's beatnik coffee shops and club scene...


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Louis Vittes (written by) and
Bernard Girard (written by)
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Release Date:
28 June 1959 (USA) See more »
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Three beatniks are brought together to rob an armored car, only to face betrayal from amongst their ranks. | Full synopsis »
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Gregg Palmer ... John Mapes
Kathleen Crowley ... Jeanne Mapes

Edward Platt ... Mr. Tucker / Mr. T
John Lupton ... Ray Miller
Don Sullivan ... George Leland
Vikki Dougan ... Karen, the Waitress

Ned Glass ... Sidney Horner

Robert Shayne ... Lt. Cassidy
Collette Lyons ... Rita Leland
Gene Roth ... Conductor, New York Train

I. Stanford Jolley ... King Invader, Beat Poet (as Norman Jolley)
Barbara Drew ... Mrs. Packard
Gloria Moreland ... Bali Dancer
Robert Nash
Peter Brian
Tiger Joe Marsh ... Cop Boarding Train
Byron Foulger ... Conductor, Chicago Train
Grace Field ... Train Gossip
Eddie Foster
Cecil Elliott ... Train Gossip
Michael Ross ... Reporter
Smoki Whitfield ... Train Porter
Carey Loftin
Bobby Gilbert ... Store Clerk
Craig Duncan ... Policeman in Armored Car
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Close ... Police Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man at Train Station (uncredited)

Directed by
Gene Fowler Jr. 
Writing credits
Louis Vittes (written by) (as Lou Vittes) and
Bernard Girard (written by)

Produced by
Phil G. Giriodi .... associate producer
J. William Hayes .... executive producer
Earle Lyon .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
Cinematography by
Karl Struss 
Film Editing by
William Austin 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton  (as David Milton)
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist (as Emile Lavigne)
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist
Production Management
Kenneth Kessler .... production supervisor (as K.M. Kessler)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth Kessler .... assistant director (as Kenny Kessler)
Art Department
Sam Gordon .... property master
Sound Department
Clarence Peterson .... sound
Charles G. Schelling .... sound editor (as Charles Schelling)
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects (as A.J. Lohman)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Garnell .... chief electrician
Harry Lewis .... head grip (as Harold Lewis)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roger J. Weinberg .... wardrobe
Music Department
Paul Dunlap .... conductor
Harry Eisen .... music editor
Other crew
M.E.M. Gibsone .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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72 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Revealing mistakes: Towards the end of the movie, when the policemen are boarding the train in Newark, the film has been mirrored, as can be seen by the word "PACIFIC" (as "CIFICAP") on the right side of the door.See more »
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this time, the chief has to apologize to Max, 13 November 2011
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

"The Rebel Set" would have zero significance except for the fact that "Mystery Science Theater 3000" showed it, and for the fact that it stars Edward Platt, better known as the Chief on "Get Smart". Otherwise this is one pathetic flick. Platt plays a man who gathers some people to assist him in a heist. As can be expected, Joel, Servo and Crow have a lot of fun trashing the movie. Among the people whom they mention are Rose-Marie, Martha Mitchell, and of course Merrit Stone. Trust me, you won't want to watch this movie outside of the "MST3K" version.

PS: Director Gene Fowler Jr. was better known as a film editor. He edited "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "Hang 'Em High". His other directorial efforts include "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" and "I Married a Monster from Outer Space". His father was journalist/author/dramatist Gene Fowler.

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