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The Rebel Set (1959)

Three beatniks are brought together to rob an armored car, only to face betrayal from amongst their ranks.

Director:

Gene Fowler Jr.

Writers:

Louis Vittes (as Lou Vittes), Bernard Girard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregg Palmer ... John Mapes
Kathleen Crowley ... Jeanne Mapes
Edward Platt ... Mr. Tucker / Mr. T
John Lupton ... Ray Miller
Don Sullivan ... George Leland
Vikki Dougan ... Karen, the Waitress
Ned Glass ... Sidney Horner
Robert Shayne ... Lt. Cassidy
Collette Lyons ... Rita Leland
Gene Roth ... Conductor, New York Train
I. Stanford Jolley ... King Invader, Beat Poet (as Norman Jolley)
Barbara Drew Barbara Drew ... Mrs. Packard
Gloria Moreland Gloria Moreland ... Bali Dancer
Robert Nash Robert Nash
Peter Brian Peter Brian
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Storyline

Three beatniks are brought together to rob an armored car, only to face betrayal from amongst their ranks.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Free-Living World of the Over-Teens! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beatsville See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

E. & L. Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is skewered by Joel and the bots on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (s4, e19). See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, when the policemen are boarding the train in Newark, the film has been mirrored, as can be seen by the word "PACIFIC" (as "CIFICAP") on the right side of the door. See more »

Quotes

King Invader: I am bugged... beyond recall!
[leaves the club's stage in a fit of picque]
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Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »

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Entertaining cheapo late-'50s B-movie
18 July 2019 | by yelfriSee all my reviews

A nice entertaining suspenseful quirky '50s B-movie with a straight-forward no-frills script and dialogue. I liked this flick each of the two times I saw it, years apart. Stand-outs are: Edward Platt as an eccentric mastermind crook, Kathleen Crowley: you can feel her pain and disappointment; and Gregg Palmer, torn between love and greed. The drawback is that the movie was deceptively packaged as a "beatnik/rebel" move-which it was, of course, not about (except for a few semi-coffeehouse scenes).


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