The Beat Generation (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Beat Generation (1959)





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Police Sergeant Dave Culloran is in search of a rapist who preys on young married women. The trail takes him to the poetry-filled coffee houses. Dave interviews rape victims and coldly gathers information until his own wife is impregnated by the rapist, leading to an eventual showdown.


Steve Cochran
as Detective Sgt. Dave Culloran
Mamie Van Doren
as Georgia Altera
Ray Danton
as Stanley Belmont aka Stan Hess
Fay Spain
as Francee Culloran
Margaret Hayes
as Joyce Freenfield
Jackie Coogan
as Jake Baron
James Mitchum
as Art Jester
Cathy Lee Crosby
as The Singer
Ray Anthony
as Harry Altera
Dick Contino
as Singing Beatnik
Irish McCalla
as Marie Baron
Billy Daniels
as Dr. Elcott
Norman Grabowski
as Beat Beatnik
Maggie Hayes
as Joyce Greenfield
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All Critics (3)

What hurts The Beat Generation more than anything else is Charles Haas' failure to maintain a consistent directorial tone.

April 6, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

This is obviously a decent script mangled by a very bad production.

September 10, 2008 | Rating: 3/10

Ugly crime drama.

October 21, 2004 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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