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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:
Probably the worst acting you'll see in an Ed Wood, but it's still entertaining See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lyle Talbot ... Inspector Johns
Dolores Fuller ... Marilyn Gregor
Clancy Malone ... Don Gregor
John Robert Martin ... Detective McCall

Steve Reeves ... Lt. Bob Lawrence
Herbert Rawlinson ... Dr. Boris Gregor
Timothy Farrell ... Vic Brady
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
John Avery ... Police Doctor (uncredited)
Henry Bederski ... Suspect in Police Station (uncredited)
Conrad Brooks ... Medical Attendant / Photographer (uncredited)
Ted Brooks ... Policeman (uncredited)
Regina Claire ... Newspaper Woman (uncredited)
La Vada Simmons ... Dorothy Lytell (uncredited)
Chick Watts ... Nightclub Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cotton Watts ... Nightclub Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)

Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Radio News Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

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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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:
The score was "borrowed" from Mesa of Lost Women (1953).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:
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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Taste of Desperation (2009)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Probably the worst acting you'll see in an Ed Wood, but it's still entertaining, 30 August 2005
Author: KINGJO4606-1 from Westbury, NY U.S.A

This movie is basically about a son of a famous plastic surgeon who causes trouble by carrying a gun and eventually ends up killing somebody when he was with his partner in crime. Obviously, his family becomes worried about him. Another one of those "rich kid gone bad" stories. Basically, all the acting in this movie is bad except for some detective. Delores Fuller stars as the kid's brother, and she had a pretty bad performance (at least she's good looking, though,) But still, the bad acting adds to the unintentional humor you will find with this. Also, Timothy Farrell stars as partner in crime Vic Brady, and his performance is the funniest especially after he says lines like "let's unwraps the Christmas presents and see the presents inside." (Tim would later star in a terrible movie, The Violent Years, another "rich kid gone bad story") Other lines include "plastic surgery can be strenuous and very, very complicating" and "carrying a gun can be dangerous business, miss." Other humor in this film are included in the scenes themselves. When you see the two thieves robbing a safe, you will see a picture of a gingerbread man on the wall for absolutely no reason. In addition, you'll also see a stupid dance sequence (I saw the director's cut) You should also watch out for this annoying guitar theme that is played throughout the entire movie.

My overall opinion though is that this is an entertaining movie because it was so bad (not to mention the obvious ending) It really didn't bore me as much as other trash flicks. It also should be watched since the director ,Ed Wood, is only known for Plan 9, Glen or Glenda, etc. You should really check this out if you're in the mood for something different.

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