The Subterraneans

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This film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel bears little resemblance to the book. It is more of a Hollywood perception of the beat generation and the characters are more like watered down characterizations. Leo (George Peppard) cruises the North Beach area and winds up at a local coffee house. He falls for Mardou (Leslie Caron) a crazy beatnik babe. When she becomes pregnant, the two decide to leave the bongo beating, expresso swilling, poetry raving lunatics and their world behind.

Cast

Leslie Caron
as Mardou Fox
George Peppard
as Leo Percepied
Janice Rule
as Roxanne
Roddy McDowall
as Yuri Gilgoric
Anne Seymour
as Charlotte Percepied
Jim Hutton
as Adam Moorad
Scott Marlowe
as Julien Alexander
Arte Johnson
as Arial Lavalerra
Ruth Storey
as Analyst
Bert Freed
as Bartender
Gerry Mulligan
as Joshua Hoskins
Carmen McRae
as Herself
Andre Previn
as Himself
Nanette Fabray
as Society Woman
Shelly Manne
as Himself
Red Mitchell
as Himself
Art Farmer
as Himself
David Bailey
as Himself
Russ Freeman
as Himself
Art Pepper
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Subterraneans

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  • Evidently anxious not to bypass any possible market, M-G-M has finally paid homage to the beatniks of today's oddball humanity, in a maudlin melodrama that is almost continuously depressing.

    Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The movie has neither style nor human reality. Kerouac's hallucinations are his own, but the film's are Everybody's (as Everybody is conceived of at the box office, that is Nobody).

    Jul 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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