Beat Girl (1960)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 20, 1961 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A rebellious teenager runs away from home and joins the SoHo beatniks when her widowed father remarries a much younger woman. But beatnik life isn't all it seems and she ends up hanging out as a stripper in a sleazy club, hoping to learn about her mom. There the creepy club owner attempts to seduce her, and his lover gets jealous and stabs him. Now the two must do something fast. The film is also known as Wild for Kicks, and features music from rocker Adam Faith, the John Barry Seven, and other beatnik acts.

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girl, architecture, bride, coming-of-age, daughter, death, family, father, investigation, killing, lover, murder, rebel, remarriage, stabbing, stepmother, teenagers, widow/widower, wild [undomesticated]

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Cult Film