Bait (1954)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Hugo Haas.

Plot Summary

A beautiful woman leads a man down the road to ruin, the story watched and narrated by .


Directed by: Hugo Haas
Hugo Haas Productions
Produced by: Hugo Haas
Associate Producer: Robert Erlik
Story and Screenplay: Samuel W. Taylor
Additional Dialogue: Hugo Haas
Director of Photography: Eddie Fitzgerald
Editor: Robert S. Eisen
Music by: Václav Divina
Special Effects: Lee Zavitz
Art Director: William Glasgow

Cleo Moore (Peggy)
Hugo Haas (Marko)
John Agar (Ray Brighton)
Emmett Lynn (Foley)
Bruno VeSota (Webb)
Jan Englund (waitress)
George Keymas (Chuck)
Sir Cedric Hardwicke (prologue narrator)



  • The Columbia Checklist: The Feature Films, Cartoons, Serials and Short Subjects of Columbia Pictures, 1922-1988 by Len D. Martin p.17
  • Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts p.7
  • The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell pp.28-30
  • by Walt Lee p.24 – credits