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The Beatniks (1959)



The Beatniks

(1959)

Crime / Drama / Musical

73 minutes

Directed by Paul Frees

Cast:

Tony Travis as Eddy
Karen Kadler as Iris
Peter Breck as Mooney
Joyce Terry as Helen
Bob Wells as Chuck
Sam Edwards as Red
Charles Delaney as Bayliss

After knocking over a market, Eddy Crane and the rest of his gang stop at a diner for a bite to eat. Eddy begins singing to a little jazzy number playing on the jukebox. He's overheard by a talent agent who thinks he can make Eddy a star. Eddy's is soon on TV and has a recording contract lined up, but he can't escape his past. Even while Eddy is celebrating his good fortune, one of his friends, Mooney, kills a bartender during a botched hold-up. Eddy's agent asks the gang to leave Eddy alone and of course the gang assaults him. The gang drags Eddy back down at every opportunity. Eddy must ultimately fight for his freedom.

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Actors: Peter Breck
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Matinee Classics - The Beatniks starring Tony Travis, Karen Kadler, Peter Breck, Joyce Terry, Bob Wells, Sam Edwards and Charles Delaney


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