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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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Writer:
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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78 min
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First and only directorial effort from voice actor Paul Frees.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Quotes:
[Eddy brings his gang into Bayliss's office, where they meet with TV station manager Ray Morrissey]
Iris:Are you the guy's who's gonna put Eddy on the TV?
Mr. Ray Morrissey:Well, I don't know, miss. Eh, we came down to hear him sing. If he's anything like, uh...
Iris:Oh, come *on*, pop! Eddy can sing rings around any of 'em! He can sing better than any of 'em -
Eddy Crane:Shut up, Iris.
Iris:But I just wanted -
Eddy Crane:You hear what I said?
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Case of the Missing Beatniks, 14 October 2006
Author: catherine yronwode from United States

No Beatniks appear in this film, the acting by the young leads is execrable, the song lyrics are both insane and badly lip-synched, and the plot is dumb. As others have commented, radio and voice actor Paul Frees assembled quite a nice cast of fellow radio and voice actors to play the "normal" people in this tale of troubled youth, but he neglected to cast credible actors as the over-the-hill "teens" who hang around engaging in delinquent acts of senseless violence. I was quite pleased to see radio and voice actor Stanley Farrar on screen, and, like other comment writers i wonder whose rather nice voice actually sang the lame songs that the character Eddie was inexpertly mouthing along to, but all in all, this one is a loser. Having read all the reviews here, some folks will no doubt seek it out for its sheer badness. To them i say, "Come back later and tell us if it was really worth it!"

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