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Date Bait (1960)

 -  Drama  -  November 1960 (USA)
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A Troubled young man, Brad, returns home after six months rehab. On his first night he starts a fight in dance club with a man named Logan because he was dancing with Sue, a girl whom Brad ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Clarke ...
Danny Logan
Marlo Ryan ...
Sue Randall (as Marla Ryan)
Dick Gering ...
Brad Martinelli (as Richard Gering)
Carol Dawne
Jon Lindon
Gabe Delutri ...
(as Gabe De Lutri)
Michael Bachus
Mildred Miller
Steve Ihnat
Chad Williams
Lemar Crast
Rita Guinan
Anton von Stralen
Trep Howard
Reggie Perkins ...
Title Song Singer (voice)


A Troubled young man, Brad, returns home after six months rehab. On his first night he starts a fight in dance club with a man named Logan because he was dancing with Sue, a girl whom Brad is in love with. Brad's older brother ends the fight just to beat Logan up later himself. Although Sue's strict father is strongly against her relationship with Logan, they secretly get married in Las Vegas. Soon Brad's love turns to obsession and at the same time he falls back into using drugs. Sue's father takes matters into his own hands. Written by Serpico Jones

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teenager | independent film


Too young to know...too wild to care...too eager to say, "I will!" See more »







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November 1960 (USA)  »

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Date Bait Baby
Music and Lyrics John Neel and Oscar Nichols
Sung by Reggie Perkins Recorded on Raynote Records
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Teen Special
6 July 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, it is a cheapie, which comes as no surprise for a no-name production. The sets are bare bones, the sound quality comes and goes, while the acting is spotty. Still, it's got everything a teen of the time wanted—fast cars, rock&roll, switchblades, and a wedding night. Plus, the strung-out doper Brad (Gering) adds a wacko wildcard. Blonde cutie Sue (Ryan) seems a natural for her lively teen role, even if her sweetie, upward-bound Gary Clarke, acts a little bored.

The plot concerns a common topic for teens of the time—are we too young to get married. Sue's gruff dad certainly thinks so. Worse, jealous Brad won't let his former blonde cutie go, and he's got one bad older brother who sort of cleans up after him, that is, when brother isn't dealing dope. Mix 'em all together and it's not a bad little drive-in flick. Better than I expected for a shoestring indie. And, oh yes, catch that very last frame—looks like writer-director Ireland was trying for something genuinely thoughtful.

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