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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Mapes
... Jeanne Mapes
... Mr. Tucker / Mr. T
... Ray Miller
... George Leland
Vikki Dougan ... Karen, the Waitress
... Sidney Horner
... Lt. Cassidy
... Rita Leland
... Conductor, New York Train
... King Invader, Beat Poet (as Norman Jolley)
Barbara Drew ... Mrs. Packard
Gloria Moreland ... Bali Dancer
Robert Nash
Peter Brian
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Three beatniks are brought together to rob an armored car, only to face betrayal from amongst their ranks.

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THE BIG JOLT from BEATSVILLE! Free-living world of the over-teens! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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28 June 1959 (USA)  »

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Beatsville  »

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1.37 : 1
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While the premise of the film has the main characters traveling via train from Southern California to Newark, New Jersey, the film was, in fact filmed entirely in Southern California. In 1959 the Union Pacific Railroad did not offer passenger service east of Chicago. This is apparent during the final chase/fight scene between the two main characters. In the background they are seen running through a rail yard with Southern Pacific and Union Pacific engines. See more »

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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 »

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King Invader: I am bugged... beyond recall!
[leaves the club's stage in a fit of picque]
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this time, the chief has to apologize to Max
13 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

"The Rebel Set" would have zero significance except for the fact that "Mystery Science Theater 3000" showed it, and for the fact that it stars Edward Platt, better known as the Chief on "Get Smart". Otherwise this is one pathetic flick. Platt plays a man who gathers some people to assist him in a heist. As can be expected, Joel, Servo and Crow have a lot of fun trashing the movie. Among the people whom they mention are Rose-Marie, Martha Mitchell, and of course Merrit Stone. Trust me, you won't want to watch this movie outside of the "MST3K" version.

PS: Director Gene Fowler Jr. was better known as a film editor. He edited "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "Hang 'Em High". His other directorial efforts include "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" and "I Married a Monster from Outer Space". His father was journalist/author/dramatist Gene Fowler.


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