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Louis Vittes (written by) and
Bernard Girard (written by)
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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
Kenneth Kessler .... supervising 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
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth Kessler .... assistant director
Art Department
Sam Gordon .... property master
Sound Department
Clarence Peterson .... sound
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roger J. Weinberg .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Paul Dunlap .... conductor
Harry Eisen .... music track editor

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72 min
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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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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
I do not really recall seeing a rebel., 25 March 2008
Author: Aaron1375

This movie is not really anything like the title implies it is about. When I think rebel, I think bikers with leather jackets, or people who laugh in the face of the law. Here it is three losers looking for a break all for varying reasons. Well not all that varying as they all want money. One, is an unemployed actor who has a lovely wife and is apparently a bad actor. One, is a writer who is shopping around a book that is bad. The other guy is just trying to escape his mother's shadow or something...was not quite as sure about him. Well, a man who runs a rather crappy establishment has assembled these men to perform a robbery of an armored car. So that is about all there is to it. They take a train to Chicago, rob the armored car and get on the train and head on back home. Except, once on the train things begin to unravel as greed takes over one of the guys, another gets jumpy and then dead bodies begin to turn up. It is rather interesting to watch in places as it does move fairly quickly and the lead guy is likable enough as is his wife who stands by him. You also get to see the chief from Get Smart as the mastermind behind the heist. However, you also get to see a chase scene at the end that is to long and rather anti-climatic and the other guys in the heist are rather bad in how they are presented.

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