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The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation

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By the end of the 1950s, Hollywood's fascination with bongo-beating, poetry-spouting Bohemians was waning. With The Beat Generation, co-writers Richard Matheson (Duel, I Am Legend) and Lewis Meltzer (The Man With the Golden Arm) seized an opportunity to playfully mock the pseudo intellectual by using the beatnik world as a backdrop for their detective story - at turns a potboiler and an exploration of the criminal mind. Steve Cochran stars as Dave Culloran, a woman-hating cop who has much in common with the serial rapist (played by Ray Danton) he is pursuing. The paths of the black-hearted cop and the black-gloved stalker converge when Culloran's wife (Fay Spain) is assaulted by the criminal, becomes pregnant and, not knowing which man is the father, must decide whether or not to keep the baby. In it's final act, the grim drama takes an unexpected detour into slapstick, as Culloran pursues the culprit through a Beatnik hootenanny, and must navigate through a bizarre assortment of counter-culture stereotypes. In addition to featured cameos by trumpeter Ray Anthony and popular personality Vampira, this Albert Zugsmith production includes musical cameos by Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars and early pop star Dick Contino (playing guitar, rather than his usual accordion)

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    Title: The Beat Generation
    Genre: Action / Adventure
    Starring: Steve Cochran, Mamie van Doren, Ray Danton
    Director: Charles Haas
    Attributes: Mono Sound
    Release Date: 3/31/2015
    Original Year: 1959
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 968
    UPC: 887090096805
    Item #: 1463258X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 3/31/2015
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 95 minutes
    Studio: Olive Films