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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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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)
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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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First and only directorial effort from voice actor Paul Frees.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Mooney comes to the back entrance of Universal Recorders and opens the door, from the outside view the door opens outwards, but from the inside view the door opens inwards.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Referenced in The Boatniks (1970)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Somebody Lost The Beat, 31 May 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

If there's anyone out there expecting to see a film about the Fifties counterculture prototypes, skip this one by. Skip it by for that reason and on general principles.

The Beatniks is about a gang of punks who bully and rob people for kicks and one of them, Tony Travis is discovered in true Hollywood tradition in a roadside dive by an agent. He's got a decent singing voice and the agent promises to make him the next Elvis.

But our lug-nut of a hero instead of saying goodbye Daddy-O in true beatnik fashion, doesn't want to lose the old gang. And the old gang don't want to let him go. Especially Peter Breck, a twisted psycho with some gay leanings who's crushing out on Travis big time.

Despite this film where he gives an over the top performance like Jack Palance on amphetamines, Peter Breck was the only one in this no name cast to have anything resembling a career.

The Beatniks is a film without a lot going for it. This was one of those drive-in flicks which one could get down to serious business at the drive-in without missing anything of importance.

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