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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.

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Taglines:

Stay Away From Them... They're Jail Bait! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

The police car has no markings on the door, front or rear. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Johns: How can a great doctor have such a jerk for a son?
Lt. Bob Lawrence: The sins of the father?
Inspector Johns: No, Dr. Gregor's a great man, both in his personal life and his business life.
Lt. Bob Lawrence: Sounds like a man I'd like to meet.
Inspector Johns: You probably will, next time we pick up Don Gregor.
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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 »

Connections

Edited into Hollywood Burn (2006) See more »

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DANGER!..These Girls are Hot!
10 October 2004 | by eifertSee all my reviews

First of all, let me say that the title Jail Bait has to do with a gun and not under-age sex. This is one of Ed Wood's classics. Yes, it's horrible and the movie is so cheap it's funny. However, it's not as "good" as Plan 9.

Things to watch for:

The doctor's office. His desk is huge. When ever anyone wants to sit down, the have to squeeze between a plant and chair.

The music - it's horrible and ALWAYS playing. Even when someones parking a car the suspenseful guitar music begins strumming.

The doc performs plastic surgery in a guys living room! On his couch! At gun point!

Steve Reeves first movie - he takes his shirt off to prove it's him.

Worth the rental. The scenes in the theater (with the exception of a horrible and really kind of shocking black-face act thrown in for no reason at all) made me laugh out loud.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jail Bait 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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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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