The Bloody Brood

The Bloody Brood

Jack Betts
Director: Julian Roffman Cast: Jack Betts
Jack Betts
, Barbara Lord
Barbara Lord
, Peter Falk
Peter Falk
Julian Roffman


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At the start of his film career and just a year before his appearance in Murder, Inc. would get him Academy Award notice, Peter Falk played Nico, the strung-out, emotionally dead psychopath who leads a group of societal misfits in this sick and slick, low-budget crime drama. Cliff (Jack Betts) is an ordinary young man determined to find out who murdered his kid brother by giving him a hamburger mixed with ground glass. Detective McLeod (Robert Christie), who is supposed to be investigating the case, is woefully inept, but Cliff has Ellie (Barbara Lord), a woman with problems of her own, willing to help him out. Eventually, the murder is traced to Nico and his henchmen as Cliff begins to sort out how the crime was committed. 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2019
UPC: 0738329240677
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 38,248

Special Features

"Beatniks and Broken Glass: Remembering The Blood Brood" (2019, 16 min); Audio Commentary by Paul Corupe of and film historian Jason Pichonsky; FDR Hyde Park (1949, 16 min., Directed by Julian Roffman) with Commentary buy Jason Pichansky and Peter Roffman; Freedom to Read (1954, 14 min., Directed by Julian Roffman); Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Betts Cliff
Barbara Lord Ellie
Peter Falk Nico
Robert Christie Detective McLeod
Ron Hartmann Actor
Anne Collins A Model
Ron Taylor Actor
George Sperdakos Ricky
Ronald Taylor Dave
Michael Zenon Weasel

Technical Credits
Julian Roffman Director,Producer
Anne Edward Bailey Original Story
Harry Freedman Score Composer
Des Hardman Screenwriter
Robert Johnson Editor
Ben Kerner Screenwriter
Eugen Schüftan Cinematographer
Elwood Ullman Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bloody Brood
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [10:01]
2. Chapter 2 [5:58]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [6:12]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [6:12]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [4:05]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [1:48]
1. Chapter 1 [14:06]
2. Chapter 2 [5:44]
3. Chapter 3 [8:30]
4. Chapter 4 [9:47]
5. Chapter 5 [10:43]
6. Chapter 6 [10:45]
7. Chapter 7 [2:54]
8. Chapter 8 [8:27]

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