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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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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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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 »
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(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)

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Ed Wood's enjoyably bad attempt at Film Noir on a shoestring budget. 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)
 
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71 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Italy:T | Spain:T | UK:A (orginal rating) | UK:PG (1995) | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #16988)
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Trivia:
Herbert Rawlinson died the morning after his last scene was shot.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Vic carelessly stuffs the robbery proceeds into his overflowing pockets. As he makes his getaway there is no sign of the bills.See more »
Quotes:
Vic Brady:They've had my picture in the files so long it's getting moldy.See more »
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Ed Wood's enjoyably bad attempt at Film Noir on a shoestring budget., 18 July 2004
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'Jail Bait', directed by the legendary Ed Wood, is an enjoyably bad attempt at Film Noir on a shoestring budget. The cast includes Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller and Timothy Farrell from Wood's classic 'Glen Or Glenda', as well as a very early appearance by Steve Reeves. Talbot once again plays a kindly cop, but this time Farrell is on the other side of the law, the nasty Vic Brady. Brady has corrupted Fuller's brother Don (Clancy Malone) the middle class son of a world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Boris Gregor (Herbert Rawlinson). We first see Don being bailed out by his sister Marilyn (Dolores Fuller) after being caught carrying an unlicensed firearm. Despite his sister's concern and a stern lecture from Ins. Johns (Talbot), he continues to associate with small time crook Vic Brady. A robbery gone wrong results in the death of a Night Watchman. Don's conscience gets the better of him and he intends to give himself up, but Brady has other ideas... ideas which involve Dr. Gregor's skills as a plastic surgeon. The combination of Wood's trademark lousy dialogue and the stilted performances of the actors (especially Malone and Fuller) with Farrell's hammy Vic Brady and the nutty denouement make 'Jail Bait' a lot of fun to watch.

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