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The Rebel Set


Three beatniks are brought together to rob an armored car, only to face betrayal from amongst their ranks.

The Rebel Set is a 1959 American film directed by Gene Fowler Jr.. It was later featured and riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Plot summary

Mr. Tucker (Platt), proprietor of a Los Angeles coffee house, hires three down-on-their-luck patrons - out-of-work actor John Mapes (Palmer); struggling writer Ray Miller (Lupton); and George Leland (Sullivan), the wayward son of a movie star - to participate in an armored car robbery to take place during a four-hour stopover in Chicago during the trio's train trip from Los Angeles to New York. Tucker and his henchman Sidney (Glass) fly ahead to set up the robbery, which goes off without a hitch. However, once back on the train, Leland's greed gets the better of him, but Tucker double crosses the trio, eliminating Leland and Miller, leaving Mapes as the only one left to stop Tucker from getting away with murder - along with the entire haul.


  • Gregg Palmer as John Mapes
  • Kathleen Crowley as Jeanne Mapes
  • Edward Platt as Mr. Tucker / Mr. T
  • John Lupton as Ray Miller
  • Don Sullivan as George Leland
  • Ned Glass as Sidney Horner
  • Vikki Dougan as Karen, the waitress
  • I. Stanford Jolley as King Invader, beat poet
  • Barbara Drew as Mrs. Packard
  • Cecil Elliott as Train Gossip
  • Grace Field as Train Gossip
  • Gene Roth as Conductor, New York train
  • Robert Shayne as Lt. Cassidy
  • Gloria Moreland as Bali Dancer
  • Byron Foulger as Conductor, Chicago train


Category:1959 films
Category:American films
Category:1950s drama films
Category:1950s crime films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes
Category:Heist films

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