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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:
Horrible, but In A Good Way 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:
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:
Continuity: Various scenes show the same shadow from a tree in the first scene in the house of the father.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Boris Gregor:Plastic surgery, at times, seems to me to be very, VERY complicated.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Horrible, but In A Good Way, 27 September 2007
Author: Scars_Remain from United States

Last night I decided to watch Ed Wood's crime film, "Jail Bait." Now, much like Wood's other films, the storyline, acting, direction, music and just about everything else are completely weak. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The acting is enjoyable because it's so bad that you have to laugh. I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a good time. Plus, the twist actually impressed me. I did not see it coming. A lot of people like to go on about how Ed Wood is the worst director of all time, but how can this be when he's made movies that so many people have enjoyed? Sure, they're awful movies, but he's done his job and entertained us. That's all I ask for.

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