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The Beatniks -- 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.
The Beatniks -- 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.

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Paul Frees (written by)
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A PULSATING STORY OF MODERN YOUTH See more »
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A young singer's chance at fame is threatened by his hoodlum pals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Memo to Paul Frees: stick to voice work See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Tony Travis ... Eddy
Karen Kadler ... Iris

Peter Breck ... Mooney
Joyce Terry ... Helen

Bob Wells ... Chuck

Sam Edwards ... Red
Charles Delaney ... Bayliss
Stanley Farrar ... Morrissey (as Stan Farrar)
Claude Stroud ... Hotel Manager
Martha Wentworth ... Nadine
Bob Pacquin ... Hotel Detective
Frank Worth ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Brandt ... Pianist (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Various Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Frees 
 
Writing credits
Paul Frees (written by)

Produced by
Edward Heite .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Murray De Atley (director of photography) (as Murray Deatley)
 
Film Editing by
Harold White 
 
Art Direction by
Robert J. Herts  (as Bob Herts)
 
Set Decoration by
Erwin M. Brown 
 
Production Management
Kenneth Hartford .... production supervisor (as Kenneth Herts)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dick Taylor .... assistant director
 
Editorial Department
Richard C. Currier .... editorial supervisor (as Dick Currier)
 
Music Department
Eddie Brandt .... songs by
Paul Frees .... songs by
Stanley Wilson .... musical director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
78 min
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Trivia:
First and only directorial effort from voice actor Paul Frees.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Throughout the movie, the characters can be seen looking off-screen and reading lines from cue-cards or taking cues from crew.See more »
Quotes:
[Moon and the gang want Eddy to party down, but the TV folks advise abstention]
Helen Tracy:There'll be plenty of time to celebrate later on. You could catch cold or something.
Iris:What're you, his mother?
Helen Tracy:I didn't -
Eddy Crane:Iris!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Boatniks (1970)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Memo to Paul Frees: stick to voice work, 7 November 2011
Author: LCShackley from United States

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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