Jail Bait (1954)

Jail Bait (1954)




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Ed Wood is the man behind this tale of a hood (Tim Farrell) who forces a plastic surgeon to re-create his face after a heist goes bad.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Dolores Fuller
as Marilyn Gregor
Lyle Talbot
as Inspector Johns
Herbert Rawlinson
as Dr. Boris Gregor
Steve Reeves
as Lt. Bob Lawrence
Clancy Malone
as Don Gregor
Timothy Farrell
as Vic Brady
Bud Osborne
as Night Watchman
Mona McKinnon
as Miss Willis
John Avery
as Police Doctor
Mona McKinnon
as Miss Willis
John Avery
as Police Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Jail Bait

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

The tale of a bad seed immersed in that most horrific of crimes, unregistered gun ownership.

Full Review… | August 19, 2003
AV Club
Top Critic

Typical bad Ed Wood production, which is typically great to many.

September 13, 2005

No excerpt available.

August 14, 2005

No excerpt available.

March 2, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Better than some Wood films, but somehow less fun.

October 22, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

No excerpt available.

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Jail Bait

Jail Bait was definitely an interesting movie. Probably one of Ed Woods best in the sense that it wasn't so bad its good. But in the sense of its wasn't half bad. I will say however that you could never get away with titling your movie "Jail Bait" in this day and age unless it was a porno. This movie definitely has some good elements such as the music and overall shooting. It looks great in black and white with the all the shots in the city. Jail Bait is an interesting story idea that is predictable but really fits into the cult movie status. It has some bad acting some weird dialogue but overall is a fun and entertaining ride. I will say that the music definitely reminded me of "Scooby-Doo" at times. See for yourself, but that's all I could really think of. It does have some ambiance that fits with the story really well. I won't give to much away about the plot because it is predictable. It could have been better but it does provide some cheap entertainment. Not a bad one, but a pass.

Chad Halsman
Chad Halsman

I'm usually charmed by the eccentricities of Ed Wood's movies, but Jail Bait contains all the clunky aspects of Plan 9 From Outer Space without any of its endearing quirks. Focusing on a crook who gets plastic surgery to mask his identity, this revenge film is a tepid, cookie-cutter retread of the kind of plots one sees in tired police procedurals. B-Movie fans would be better off sticking to films where Wood exhibits more of his oddball personality.

Ryan Valentine
Ryan Valentine

This isn't a well known movie of Ed Wood's, but I thought it was very good, especially the story. It's exciting and dramatic, but of course low budget and sort of cheesy, which I kinda liked. Anyway, if you like Wood's movies you should see this one too.

Aj V
Aj V

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