In 1958, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer paid Jack Kerouac $15,000 (approximately $100,000 in 2006 dollars) for the rights to his book. Kerouac used the money to buy a house in Long Island, the first he had ever owned. See more »
I go through men as other women go through money. I'm a spendthrift with men ... I want so badly to be a miser!
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Hooray I thought, another San Francisco movie that TnT shows from time to time and I can't think of a better place to set a beat generation based production than here. The good news is that there is plenty of location shots set around the North Beach/Telegraph Hill exteriors but bad that most of the interiors are the usual Paramount style back lots that just oozes, well, not authenticity anyway. the acting style is labored and theatrical almost like pantomime and if you think of a less plausible West Side Story with the singing removed you would be pretty close to what can be seen here. The acting particularly from the female lead is over the top whiny and mostly unsympathetic making this a movie to watch but with the sound turned down.
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