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Eddie Crane is on his way to becoming a top recording star...if he can only break away from his lawless beatnik friends who are his only companions. Trouble ensues when his friends kill a bartender during a botched hold-up. Written by Chris Cuomo

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First and only directorial effort from voice actor Paul Frees. See more »

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When the record producer calls in to his secretary, we see a shot of a woman sitting working a switch board, she tells the producer that the switchboard is lit up with calls regarding Eddy's first TV performance but she is clearly not speaking those words. See more »

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[Television agent Harry Bayliss asks Eddy about how he learned to sing]
Eddy Crane: Call that singin'? That was nuthin'.
Iris: Eddy learned hisself ta sing, didn't cha, Eddy?
Eddy Crane: Shut up, Iris.
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Memo to Paul Frees: stick to voice work
7 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie because of my interest in voice actor Paul Frees, who wrote and directed "The Beatniks." He also wrote the lyrics to all the songs in the picture, with music by Eddie Brandt (who had worked with Spike Jones). In the Frees biography, his ex-wife (who stars in it) warns readers NOT to bother watching it because it's AWFUL. She claims that Frees knew nothing about directing, and that the photography and sound were also terrible. And she was right: this movie is a stinker, loaded with clichés about teenage troublemakers and also the entertainment industry of the 50s. It never really getting off the ground, leaving in the "deep Frees."


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