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Re: Jail Bait (1954)
Edited by ChiBob on 2/6/2016, 7:34 am
Having just watched Jait Bait, I'd say it's Citizen Kane compared to Dance Hall Racket. Eminently(intoxicating?) watchable with a reality all its own. I have never seen such equanimity in a father as when this doctor/father finds the dead body of his son, yet finds the emotional resolve to perform plastic surgery minutes later. It exhibits the sort of parallel reality found in one of our two political parties. Years before he gained fame in the sand and sword world of Italian schlock, Steve Reeves walks through his role in a fog. He approaches is part as if he's an alien just landing on Earth or a mentally challenged grocery store bagger. Steve's beefcake bod must have really turned Ed Wood on.
Btw, when Tim Farrell stuffs the stolen theater dough into his pockets and takes a powder, the next shot has him running to his getaway car with no dough in his pockets to be seen. So what happened to the moolah?