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Jail Bait (1954)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  12 May 1954 (USA)
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Vic Brady draws young Don Gregor into a life of crime. He then blackmails Gregor's plastic surgeon father into fixing up his face so he can evade the cops.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Inspector Johns
Dolores Fuller ...
Marilyn Gregor
Clancy Malone ...
Don Gregor
John Robert Martin ...
Detective McCall
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Lt. Bob Lawrence
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Dr. Boris Gregor
Timothy Farrell ...
Tedi Thurman ...
Loretta (as Theodora Thurman)
Bud Osborne ...
Paul McKenna - Night Watchman
Mona McKinnon ...
Miss Willis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Nagel ...
Detective Davis
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Vic Brady draws young Don Gregor into a life of crime. He then blackmails Gregor's plastic surgeon father into fixing up his face so he can evade the cops.

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Stay Away From Them... They're Jail Bait! See more »


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Male lead Clancy Malone was an aspiring actor who delivered Edward D. Wood Jr.'s groceries. This movie was his sole foray into film acting. See more »

Goofs

The police car has no markings on the door, front or rear. See more »

Quotes

Loretta: Honey, that's bad business, cop killing.
Vic Brady: So what? They bleed like anybody else. Now stop gibbering! I gotta think!
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Fascinating
20 September 2004 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's inept directing, bad acting, illogical continuity etc. etc.

But it's fascinating! Everybody can do a cheap shot at Wood and repeat the degrading clichés but it is my impression that most people don't judge for themselves or play along for the ride. It's worth it. It is a fact that hallmarks of a "good movie" are: 1) it entertained you, 2) you remember it with enthusiasm. And it did both for me.

The music was so bold and different and had everything to do with creating the atmosphere in the film. I really liked it because I felt it worked for it's purpose. It gave the film it's very own identity.

I would anytime rather see an Ed Wood film than most of the Hollywood clichés poured out these days. I prefer Ed Wood for Steven Spielberg any day because you feel Wood does it for his own sake, not just to please the lowest denominator.


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