The Bloody Brood (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Bloody Brood (1959)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

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Movie Info

Cliff (Jack Betts) investigates his brother's murder. He finds the perpetrators are psychologically sick beatniks who get their kicks from killing. He encounters Nico (Peter Falk) and his sissy sidekick Francis (Ronald Hartmann) in a bohemian coffee house. With the help of Ellie (Barbara Lord), he discovers how the murderers planned the killing by feeding the victim ground up glass hidden in hamburger

Cast

Kenneth Wickes
as Paul, the Poet
Carol Starkman
as Blonde Neighbor
Rolf Colstan
as Stephanex
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Critic Reviews for The Bloody Brood

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Audience Reviews for The Bloody Brood

½

There's not much to the story, but it's interesting enough. The characters are a bit shallow, and there are sickly moments, but it as this certain bit of suspense that keeps it moving along.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad
½

This is a film obviously targeted to conjure up the worst stereotypes of the beatnik era. A jazz, poetry based lifestyle of the beatnik was essentially one wanting out of the rat race, the nuclear race or any other race. From this to TV's Dobbie Gillis, beatniks were portrayed as airheads. 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A man, played by young unknown actor Jack Betts, begins to investigate on his own the death of his brother, who died from eating a hamburger laced with ground glass. The police detective is veteran actor Bob Christie (who is clueless in most of the film and lets Betts do all the work solving the crime). Betts for me comes off a bit too young for the part of private eye and tries to use much of the suave, slow speaking tricks of the day to appear more mature than he really is. Falk however hits the ground running with his stellar role as Nico, a devil may care hood on the rise. Peter Falk plays his psycho, tough guy role to the max and one can see flashes of Columbo (his much later TV detective role) come through as he questions the one person (Betts) that can nail him for the crime. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQs-Q43_uaiAoxQ3TY20oE4LkuNm8f4GvJ3pQ_urIj1LpPZsaKGwQ[/img] Obviously set in Greenwich Village, New York City (where young star Peter Falk in reality lived in his early, off Broadway career). Falk is Nico, the mob related tough guy who is one of the few suit and tie guys in a group of partying beatniks. His boss comes off as some sort of a Nazi crime lord. One can only imagine Major Strasse of Casablanca playing the exact same role. Content with bongo music, poetry and dreams of a more utopian society less materially based, the beatnik culture supposedly on display here was given an anarchic personality. Every stereotype of the day is displayed on screen. The group hangs out at "The Digs", basically a coffee bar with lots of Picasso like paintings, small round tables and coffee shop atmosphere laced with wine or other libations. For once I can finally encourage folks to see this film, if only for young Peter Falk, recently deceased at age 83. It will be a joy for Columbo fans especially to see this fine actor in great form. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHUTix4vpxteHS2cf6cBn8RfCFb4sPH5TeIQO3JfPvqt5xnoj4qQ[/img] See the entire film at: http://www.archive.org/details/The_Bloody_Brood_movie NOTES about the film: 1 This film preceeded Peter Falk's role in his Oscar nominated role in Murder, Inc. soon after The Bloody Brood was released. 2 Falk noted in his self written book, "Just One More Thing" that he found playing the smart, quick witted mob type guy easy to do. Columbo, he wrote, was all him except for the smart part. He wrote that his mind was usually partly on the moon most of his early life. 3 Peter Falk was often seen as another James Garfield, even though his one glass eye kept him out of at least one film early in his film career. He lost his eye to cancer at the age of 3. Reviews: 1 Although the dialogue is surface deep, just like the characters, the direction (Julian Roffman), the acting, and the repulsive nature of the content of this crime drama make up for any deficiencies. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi 2 Beatniks philosophize about the atom bomb and the 9-5 working stiffs who are nowheresville! Cool cellar scenes with bongos bongoing and beatniks reciting poetry. 3 80% This cult flick from '59 did lack some good narrative at parts but you can not help but feel and embrace the meaning and the mood of the movie. Cast Jack Betts as Cliff Barbara Lord as Ellie Peter Falk as Nico Robert Christie as Detective McLeod Ron Hartmann as Francis Anne Collins as A Model Bill Bryden as Studs George Sperdakos as Ricky Ron Taylor as Dave Michael Zenon as Weasel William R. Kowalchuk as Roy Sammy Sales as Louis Kenneth Wickes as Paul the Poet Carol Starkman as Blonde Neighbor Rolf Colstan as Stephanex Directed by Julian Roffman Produced by Julian Roffman (producer) Written by Anne Howard Bailey (story) Ben Kerner (writer) Elwood Ullman (writer) Music by Harry Freedman Cinematography Eugen Sch├╝fftan Running time 80 minutes 88 minutes (American DVD) Country Canada, USA /

monsieur rick
monsieur rick
½

This cult film is only notable for the early performance of Peter Falk, which came out only a year before he was nominated for an Oscar for Murder, Inc. It has a fairly interesting plot, but the low budget was no help. A curio, that is for sure.

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