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Jail Bait (1954)

Unrated | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 12 May 1954 (USA)
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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Marilyn Gregor
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Doctor Gregor
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Lieutenant Bob Lawrence
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Don Gregor
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Tedi Thurman ...
Loretta (as Theodora Thurman)
Bud Osborne ...
Night Watchman
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Miss Willis
Don Nagel ...
Detective Davis
John Robert Martin ...
Detective McCall
La Vada Simmons ...
Miss Lytell
Regina Claire ...
Newspaper Woman
John Avery ...
Police Doctor
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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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The plastic surgery and identity theft featured in the film were typical themes of the film noir genre. See more »

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Various scenes show the same shadow from a tree in the first scene in the house of the father. See more »

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Dr. Boris Gregor: Plastic surgery, at times, seems to me to be very, VERY complicated.
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Film Noir Ed Wood style
30 July 1999 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

Ed Wood is mostly known for his complete ineptness behind (and in front of) the camera in such "bad" film "classics" as "Glen or Glenda" "Bride of the Monster" and "Plan 9 From Outer Space." However, Wood's brief foray into film noir, "Jail Bait", is notable for a few reasons. The first and foremost of which is that it was the first screen appearance of the legendary muscle man Steve Reeves, who was later immortalized in the "Hercules" pictures. "Jail Bait" is a somewhat misleading title, as it is a phrase that usually refers to women who are trouble, more specifically, underaged women who are trouble. In this film that simply isn't the case - the "jail bait" is more the main character's fascination with the underworld. The Rhino Video release of this film is labeled the "director's cut" because it features a short burlesque striptease segment in the place of the original segment which featured a comedian in blackface. Unfortunately, the edit is so poorly executed that it becomes painfully obvious that this "director's cut" was most likely made by the owner of the copyright. The film is just as inept as most of Ed Wood's films, though it is a little more intriguing, as it is set in a less "fictional" environment and features attempts, late in the running time, at plot twists. Plus, lovely international model Theadora Thurman plays the femme fatale (though she's a terrible actress). A necessary rental for Ed Wood or "bad movie" fans, and possibly an educational video on how NOT to do film noir.


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