The Rebel Set

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The Rebel Set
The Rebel Set FilmPoster.jpeg
Original theatrical poster
Directed byGene Fowler Jr.
Produced byPhil G. Giriodi (associate producer)
J. William Hayes (executive producer)
Kenneth Kessler (supervising producer)
Earle Lyon (producer)
Written byBernard Girard (writer)
Louis Vittes (writer)
StarringSee below
Music byPaul Dunlap
CinematographyKarl Struss
Edited byWilliam Austin
Distributed byAllied Artists
Release date
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Rebel Set is a 1959 American crime drama film directed by Gene Fowler Jr. It was later featured and riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in Season 4.

Plot summary[edit]

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 movie star Rita Leland, 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. Mapes' worried wife Jeanne joins him on the train, concerned about his not having had a job in more than a year.

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. 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. Jean manages to keep police from shooting her husband as he foils the scheme. Movie star Rita is surrounded by reporters as she waits for son George to arrive on the train, unaware that he is dead.



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