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Jail Bait (1954)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 12 May 1954 (USA)
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.

Director:

Edward D. Wood Jr.

Writers:

Alex Gordon (story), Edward D. Wood Jr. (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lyle Talbot ... Inspector Johns
Dolores Fuller ... Marilyn Gregor
Herbert Rawlinson ... Dr. Gregor
Steve Reeves ... Lieutenant Bob Lawrence
Clancy Malone Clancy Malone ... Don Gregor
Timothy Farrell Timothy Farrell ... Vic Brady
Tedi Thurman Tedi Thurman ... Loretta (as Theodora Thurman)
Bud Osborne ... Night Watchman / Mac
Mona McKinnon Mona McKinnon ... Miss Willis
Don Nagel Don Nagel ... Detective Davis
John Robert Martin John Robert Martin ... Detective McCall
La Vada Simmons La Vada Simmons ... Miss Lytell
Regina Claire Regina Claire ... Newspaper Woman
John Avery John Avery ... Police Doctor
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Changing the Face of Crime Forever! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hidden Face See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$22,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Howco Productions Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin and previously used in Mesa of Lost Women (1953). It makes use of a flamenco guitar and a piano, with their sounds combined in what seems to be a free jazz composition. See more »

Goofs

Various scenes show the same shadow from a tree in the first scene in the house of the father. See more »

Quotes

Det. Davis: Nasty things, these shootings.
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Alternate Versions

Released onto home video as a "Director's Cut," in which a striptease scene replaces the original segment of a blackface entertainer. See more »

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Horrible, but In A Good Way
27 September 2007 | by Scars_RemainSee all my reviews

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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