Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- Sheep Without a Shepherd 2019

- Volcanic UFO Mysteries 2021

- Hank 2019

- Mandao Returns 2020

- Honesty Weekend 2020

- The Thinning Veil 2019

- Tremors 1990

- Space MOMs 2021

- The Poltergeist Diaries 2021

- Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission 2021

- Boys Feels: High Tide 2021

- Circle 2020

- Trap 2021

- Silence & Darkness 2020

- The Naked Zoo 1970

- The Central Authority 2021

- Where Were You 2019

- Intersection Number Nine 2008

- The Long Way Back 2020

- Bloody Nun 2: The Curse 2021

- Older 2020

- Selkie 2014

- Scaring Sheri 2020

- White Lie 2019

- Nine Nights 2019

- Paragon: The Shadow Wars 2020

- Narratives of Modern Genocide 2020

- The Loner 2019

- Mako: The Jaws of Death 1976

- Making and Unmaking 2020

- Vinyl Generation 2016

- Happy Face 2018

- In Corpore 2020

- The Facility 2019

- Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story 2020

- E.V.P. 2020

- Death Curse of Tartu 1966

- Rot 2019

- Black Pumpkin 2018

- Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends 2020

- Happy Times 2019

- Forced Entry 2019

- Monstrous Disunion 2020

- The Illegal 2019

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Jail Bait
The Hidden Face

USA 1954
produced by
Ed Wood for Howco
directed by Ed Wood
starring Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller, Steve Reeves, Timothy Farrell, Herbert Rawlinson, Theodora Thurman, Clancy Malone (= Scott McCloud), John Robert Martin, Bud Osborne, Mona McKinnon, La Vada Simmons, Regina Claire, John Avery, Conrad Brooks
written by Ed Wood, Alex Gordon, music by Hoyt Curtin

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro


Even though his father Boris (Herbert Rawlinson) is a rich & noted plastic surgeon, Don Gregor (Clancy Malone) is just a no-good little crook who loves to carry a gun (jailbait, as his sister Marilyn [Dolores Fuller] tends to call it - hence the title), even though he is repeatedly arrested by the cops for carrying a firearm, & inspector Johns (Lyle Talbot) & detective Lawrence (Steve Reeves - yup, Mr Universe 1950 & later Hercules-actor in his first film role) keep an eye on him.

However, Don is involved with gangster Vic Brady (Timothy Farrell), & soon the two of them rob a theater, but something goes wrong & Don shoots a watchman (Bud Osborne) while Vic wounds a theatre employee (Mona McKinnon) ... & that woman soon identifies both of them by their photos.

Soon they are wanted all over, especially Don, who since shooting the watchman is branded a copkiller, & he goes to his father for help, who has him promise to give himself up ... but before he can do so, he meets Vic again, & Vic shoots him in cold blood ... & Vic also makes up an ingenious plan of how to escape poice investigations for good ... he pretends to hold Don hostage & thus forces his father to give him a new face ... & father plays along & prepares an operation - with a gun of Vic's girlfriend Loretta (Theodora Thurman) poitned at him at all times. But then he stumbles over the corpse of his son in the kitchen - when he's out of Loretta's sight for a minute - & quickly makes up a plan to have his revenge on Vic ...

Vic's operation goes fine, & when he visits doctor Gregor after two weeks n bandages to hve his face unveiled, he is so self-ssured he doesn't even care inspector Johns & detective Lawrence sitting in on the unveiling ... until he has to realize he now has not his face but the face of Don Gregor - the copkiler ...

 

Very cheaply made crime drama with a rather pedestrian script, that seems to be a bit too straightforward - in fact not at all unlike the then popular strairght-forward, no-nonsense crime-series Dragnet - for Ed Wood to apply much of a personal (off-beat) touch. Only the original surprise ending - with some of the typical Woodian dialogue - shows a bit of the director's typical handwriting.

The film shares music with Mesa of Lost Women, another great Howco-cheapo of its time.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Jail Bait
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Jail Bait here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Jail Bait at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD