Don’t be fooled by the title cuz there isn’t a single damn beatnik in the whole damn movie! Tony Travis, a young hoodlum gets discovered by a record producer while singing in front of a jukebox. (He sounds more like Sinatra than Kerouac, although he is “on the road” in one scene). He’s torn between a singing career and his loyal but out of control friends. The crazy one, Moon (Peter Breck) likes to say, “I’m gonna moon you man!” They cause trouble in a diner that leads to Moon killing the owner. “I didn’t kill that fat barkeep!” Breck’s out there performance is the only thing to recommend in this dated musical/drama. Travis also sings a song called “Sideburns, Don’t Need Your Sympathy!” Breck was also in The Crawling Hand.