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The Bloody Brood (1959)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | October 1959 (Canada)
Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence.

Director:

Julian Roffman

Writers:

Anne Howard Bailey (screenplay), Ben Kerner (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Lord ... Ellie
Jack Betts ... Cliff
Peter Falk ... Nico
Ron Hartmann Ron Hartmann ... Francis (as Ronald Hartman)
Ron Taylor Ron Taylor ... Dave (as Ronald Taylor)
Robert Christie ... Detective McLeod
W.B. Brydon W.B. Brydon ... Studs (as William Brydon)
Michael Zenon ... Weasel
Anne Collings Anne Collings ... Model (as Ann Collinges)
George Sperdakos ... Ricky
Sammy Sales Sammy Sales ... Louis
Carol Starkman Carol Starkman ... Blonde Neighbor
Kenneth Wickes ... Paul - the Poet
Lloyd Jones Lloyd Jones
William R. Kowalchuk William R. Kowalchuk ... Roy (as William Kowalchuk)
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Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence.

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Taglines:

Your shocked eyes will see it... your stunned mind won't believe it... Never before... has vice and violence struck with such frightening force!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1959 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Det blodiga nästet See more »

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Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shot in 16 days. See more »

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Featured in Gore and More! (2005) See more »

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Interesting Beatnicksploytation
3 June 2012 | by amosduncan_2000See all my reviews

I think this film is a cut above the general response on the board, and interesting beyond it being the cause of Peter Falk's first (and interesting) lead performance. Unlike the more playful "Bucket Of Blood" this movie is down on the beatnik scene (in the way it's presented here, which may well have never existed) and tacitly blames it for the cruel mayhem at the center of the plot.

The acting is fairly good overall. The plot contrivances bring the movie to a fast conclusion, but this is probably all for the best. Well worth seeking out by those who enjoy low budget films trying to work a little thoughtfulness into the mix.


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