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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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Details

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: DVD
Rated: NR
Catalog #: 967
UPC: 887090096706
Item #: 1463257X

Technical Information

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