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Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Western  |  10 April 1966 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lupton ...
Narda Onyx ...
Cal Bolder ...
Hank Tracy / Igor
Estelita Rodriguez ...
Juanita Lopez (as Estelita)
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Marshal MacPhee
Steven Geray ...
Dr. Rudolph Frankenstein
Rayford Barnes ...
Lonny Curry
William Fawcett ...
Jensen the Pharmacist
Nestor Paiva ...
Saloon Owner
Roger Creed ...
Butch Curry
Rosa Turich ...
Nina Lopez
Felipe Turich ...
Manuel Lopez
Fred Stromsoe ...
Stacy
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Pete Ketchum
Page Slattery ...
Deputy Andy
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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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KILLERS CLASH! (original posters and print ads-all caps) See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi | Western

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The lab equipment was provided by Ken Strickfaden, who used the same gadgets in the Frankenstein films made by Universal, as well as Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974). This is one of the few times the equipment was filmed in color. See more »

Goofs

The cork on the table changes position between shots when The Wild Bunch is telling Jessie James the robbery plan. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Rudolph Frankenstein: Maria, you've already caused the death of three children and violated the graves of others just to make the experiments.
Dr. Maria Frankenstein: My, you're a humanitarian! You should have stayed in Europe and given pink pills to sweet old ladies.
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This Crackpot Gothic Horror Western Is a Hoot!
11 January 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Thought dead, Jesse James joins the Wild Bunch (!) for a stagecoach robbery. Double crossed, he escapes an ambush and takes his wounded partner Hank (Harry?) Tracy to the house of Frankenstein's granddaughter for treatment. She instead plans on turning the hulking Tracy into the newest Frankenstein monster.

Not for all tastes, this is actually pretty good if you catch it in the right mood and if you have a sense of humor.

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter is neither the best Jesse James nor Frankenstein movies ever made. However, it's a lot of kookie fun. Also, it's slightly better than the infamous companion film Billy The Kid Versus Dracula.

Under the supervision of of veteran director William Beaudine, this is a pretty even mixture of the old poverty row western and horror films, slathered in a thick coat of 1960's color and shot in widescreen.

Giving credit where credit is due - unlike many other Jesse James flicks, this one actually cast an actor that looks like James!


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