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Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Western | 10 April 1966 (USA)
Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein's granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse's ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writer:

Carl K. Hittleman (original story and screenplay) (as Carl Hittleman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lupton ... Jesse James
Narda Onyx ... Dr. Maria Frankenstein
Cal Bolder Cal Bolder ... Hank Tracy / Igor
Estelita Rodriguez Estelita Rodriguez ... Juanita Lopez (as Estelita)
Jim Davis ... Marshal MacPhee
Steven Geray ... Dr. Rudolph Frankenstein
Rayford Barnes ... Lonny Curry
William Fawcett ... Jensen the Pharmacist
Nestor Paiva ... Saloon Owner
Roger Creed Roger Creed ... Butch Curry
Rosa Turich ... Nina Lopez
Felipe Turich Felipe Turich ... Manuel Lopez
Fred Stromsoe Fred Stromsoe ... Stacy
Dan White ... Pete Ketchum
Page Slattery Page Slattery ... Deputy Andy
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Storyline

Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein's granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse's slow-witted pal Hank into a bald zombie, which she names Igor. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Horror | Sci-Fi | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein See more »

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Production Co:

Circle Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in eight days. See more »

Goofs

Contrary to the film's title, it's actually Frankenstein's granddaughter that Jesse meets. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Maria Frankenstein: While you finish preparing, I shall activate the artificial brain.
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It's Alive!!! ... And it's crap!
14 November 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Of course you can't expect too much from something that proudly presents itself as a low-budgeted hybrid of two entirely different classic film genres and their main icons. Director William Beaudine was clearly exploring the possibilities of exploitation cinema and considered it a great idea to shoot two films back-to-back (the other one being "Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula") that blend legendary horror premises with gunslinger heroes of the Wild Wild West. The result is neither fish nor flesh, but I must admit I expected this film to be a whole lot worse. "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter" is a bunch of silly nonsense, but it's fairly well made and the acting performances are far superior than you usually see in this type of productions. The title is wrong, for starters, since it isn't really Frankenstein's daughter Jesse James encounters, but his granddaughter. She – Maria - emigrated towards the States, along with her cowardly brother, to continue her experiments of resurrecting lifeless human tissue. Their unsuccessful tests already wiped out an entire community of poor farmers that lived around their castle and only the adorable Juanita and her family are left. Meanwhile, the wanted outlaw Jesse James and his strong but simple-minded sidekick Hank escape from an ambush and seek refuge in Lady Frankenstein's castle. She sees in the severely wounded Hank the ideal guinea pig for her demented experiments, while Jesse falls in love with the poor farmer's daughter and battles some bounty hunters. There are absolutely no horrific sequences in the script – Frankenstein's victims are resurrected by placing colorful motorcycle helmets on their heads – and the western aspects aren't exactly spectacular neither. All of a sudden, Jesse James is a noble outlaw who steals from the rich to give to the poor (give me a break!) and risks his own freedom to go out and buy medication for his dying partner. Right! Narda Onyx is a joy to observe as the mad scientist who clearly has no idea what she's doing and the Cuban born actress Rodriguez is sweet in her role of Jesse James' love interest. She died prematurely in the same year as the film's release.


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