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The Subterraneans (1960)

A love story between two misunderstood new bohemians who don't even understand themselves.

Director:

Ranald MacDougall

Writers:

Jack Kerouac (novel), Robert Thom
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Caron ... Mardou Fox
George Peppard ... Leo Percepied
Janice Rule ... Roxanne
Roddy McDowall ... Yuri Gligoric
Anne Seymour ... Charlotte Percepied
Jim Hutton ... Adam Moorad
Scott Marlowe ... Julien Alexander
Arte Johnson ... Arial Lavalerra
Ruth Storey Ruth Storey ... Analyst
Bert Freed ... Bartender
Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan ... Reverend Joshua Hoskins
Carmen McRae ... Herself
André Previn ... Himself
Shelly Manne ... Himself
Red Mitchell Red Mitchell ... Himself
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Storyline

Leo is a 28 year old writer who doesn't have any friends because he finds normal people too shallow and so he hasn't found love. After an arguing with his mother he leaves into the night where he accidentally meets a group of poets, artists and philosophers who drag him to a subterranean bar where Yuri, a vagabond poet, introduces him to Mardou a beautiful blonde girl. Leo goes with the young beatnik group to every subterranean bar in San Francisco. Immediately Leo and Mardou fall in love with each other and he promises her a life together forever but their love starts to strangle Leo's ability to write. One night, out of rage, Leo snaps and has an affair with Roxanne. Mardou disappears for four days because she thinks Leo is very childish, which takes Leo to heavy drinking until she re-appears with the news that she's pregnant and they declare their love with each other by leaving the new bohemian group to be alone and start a normal life together. Written by Rodrigo Borges

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These are The Subterraneans Today's Young Rebels - Who live and love in a world of their own this is their story told to the hot rhythms of fabulous jazz! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A földalattiak See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Budget:

$931,724 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel, the character of Mardou Fox is African American and Cherokee, as was the actual woman Jack Kerouac based the character on. See more »

Quotes

Leo Percepied: I bought you a television set, didn't I? With the money I made on the railroad, didn't I? And it's not like I eat my head off around here.
Charlotte Percepied: Yes, you bought me a television set. You left me alone for 3 months, to go off and work on the railroad, like a common laborer. You with a college education, a degree from Columbia University in New York city, and you bought me a television set.
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Soundtracks

Coffee Time
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Performed by Carmen McRae
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a sketch
2 October 2013 | by ArmandSee all my reviews

about an age and not about a period. about few people and a too strange love story. about a world very far by Kerouac novel and the real facts. so, only a sketch. and it is not really an error if its ambitious are not so high. because the basic bizarre piece in this movie it is the cast. why few not bad actors for a poor exercise to present an age ? than - the script ( the dialogs are almost fake ). not the lat, the story - chaotic and too pink. short, it is a trip of Hollywood in middle of a kind of revolution. but the reality is not part from its rules so, the result is far to be admirable. only interesting ingredient - the performance of Roddy McDowall. but it is not enough to be more than a sketch for a decent social portrait.


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