The Bloody Brood

The Bloody Brood
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Directed by Julian Roffman
Produced by Julian Roffman (producer)
Written by Anne Howard Bailey (story)
Ben Kerner (writer)
Elwood Ullman (writer)
Starring See below
Music by Harry Freedman
Cinematography Eugen Sch├╝fftan
Edited by Robert Johnson
Running time
80 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

The Bloody Brood is a 1959 Canadian thriller film directed by Julian Roffman.


A man begins to investigate on his own the death of his brother, who died from eating a hamburger laced with ground glass. With the police case stalled because of ineptness, the man's own investigation leads him toward a beatnik hang-out frequented by Nico (Peter Falk), a shady character who supplies drugs to the patrons and philosophizes about the ills of the world.


  • Jack Betts as Cliff
  • Barbara Lord as Ellie
  • Peter Falk as Nico
  • Robert Christie as Detective McLeod
  • Ron Hartmann as Francis
  • Anne Collins as A Model
  • Bill Bryden as Studs
  • George Sperdakos as Ricky
  • Ron Taylor as Dave
  • Michael Zenon as Weasel
  • William R. Kowalchuk as Roy
  • Sammy Sales as Louis
  • Kenneth Wickes as Paul the Poet
  • Carol Starkman as Blonde Neighbor
  • Rolf Colstan as Stephanex


Author and film critic Leonard Maltin awarded the film two out of four stars, calling it "[A] laughable, thoroughly cynical depiction of the Beat Generation."[1]


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