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Jail Bait
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Jail Bait -- 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. This is Steve Reeves' first speaking part.

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Director:
Writers:
Alex Gordon (story) and
Edward D. Wood Jr. (story) ...
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Release Date:
12 May 1954 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She's A Good Girl... To Leave Alone! See more »
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(13 articles)
Is Ed Wood a cardboard cutout?
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 17 November 2011, 5:53 AM, PST)

DVD Review: Cult Icon Collected in ‘Big Box of Wood’
 (From HollywoodChicago.com. 4 August 2011, 11:40 AM, PDT)

DVD: DVD: Big Box Of Wood
 (From The AV Club. 2 August 2011, 10:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Fascinating See more (44 total) »

Cast

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Lyle Talbot ... Inspector Johns
Dolores Fuller ... Marilyn Gregor
Herbert Rawlinson ... Dr. Boris Gregor

Steve Reeves ... Lt. Bob Lawrence
Clancy Malone ... Don Gregor
Timothy Farrell ... Vic Brady
Tedi Thurman ... Loretta (as Theodora Thurman)
Bud Osborne ... Paul McKenna - Night Watchman
Mona McKinnon ... Miss Willis
Don Nagel ... Detective Davis
John Robert Martin ... Detective McCall
La Vada Simmons ... Dorothy Lytell
Regina Claire ... Newspaper Woman
John Avery ... Police Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Bederski ... Suspect in Police Station (uncredited)
Conrad Brooks ... Medical Attendant / Photographer (uncredited)
Ted Brooks ... Policeman (uncredited)
Chick Watts ... Nightclub Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cotton Watts ... Nightclub Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)

Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Radio News Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edward D. Wood Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Alex Gordon (story) and
Edward D. Wood Jr. (story)

Alex Gordon  and
Edward D. Wood Jr. 

Produced by
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin  (as Hoyt Kurtain)
 
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Clement 
Igo Kantor 
 
Costume Design by
Gene D. Evans (dresses)
 
Makeup Department
John Sylvester .... makeup artist
Harry Thomas .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Dale Knight .... sound
Charles Clemmons .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harl Foltz .... lighting
Larry Smith .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Vicki Cottle .... dialogue coach
Esko .... production assistant
Joy N. Houck .... presenter
Jerry Mann .... ladies suits
Larry Moses .... location manager
J. Francis White .... presenter
Vicki Nagel .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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71 min
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Trivia:
The score was "borrowed" from Mesa of Lost Women (1953).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The police car has no markings on the door, front or rear.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Boris Gregor:Plastic surgery, at times, seems to me to be very, VERY complicated.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Sinister Urge (1960)See more »

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35 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating, 20 September 2004
Author: Leif Barbre Knudsen from Copenhagen, Denmark

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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