Watch Bait (1954)

Another member of the long line of victims of trials and tribulations (made by Misery and Irony) with Hugo Haas. This time his character Marko (Hugo Haas) is looking for a lost gold mine with his young partner Ray Brighton ("John Agar"), and although Haas no longer appears as a seeker at home when Raymond Hatton played Bulgarian diplomat, they found the mine. But Marko decides that he doesn't want to share with his partner and comes up with a crafty and complicated plan to get rid of him. (Shooting him in the head and burying him in the desert is definitely too easy in the Haas movie.) So Marko gets up and marries the fashionable young Peggy (Cleo Moore) for convenience, although previous experience would suggest that Cleo Moore has to do with the figure. 'and it would not be described as something that comes close to convenience. Rikor believes that all three spend the winter together in a hut far from civilization, sooner or later ...... Show more

Definitely movie from my personal top 10 of best movies ever. Most movies, even the greatest ones, evaporate like mist once you've returned to the real world; they leave memories behind, but their reality fades free quickly. Not this one. The term 'Best movie' is as you know a relative term. What you or I consider as the best may not even be in someone else's list. So the general rule is to proclaim the one which majority of people like as the best. To me the following can be regarded as some of the greatest movie ever made. Bait filled me with difficult to explain energy got me so immersed in it. The whole movie is complemented by atmospheric music and good photos. The whole movie is still very relaxing and motivating. It's a movie for everyone, I'm sure you'll like it after watching.... Show more

Release: 1954
Duration: 79 min
IMDb Rating: 6