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Director:
Writer:
Carl K. Hittleman (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 April 1966 (USA) See more »
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SEE THE GREATEST NAMES IN TERROR HISTORY...IN ONE BIG SHOW! (original ad of Embassy's double-bill, with "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula") See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(6 articles)
Is This the Worst Western Ever Made?
 (From Movies.com. 23 July 2012, 1:30 PM, PDT)

Cowboys & Aliens – review
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 20 August 2011, 4:15 PM, PDT)

Cowboys, aliens and the good, the bad and the ugly of the sci-fi western
 (From Den of Geek. 26 July 2011, 6:04 AM, PDT)

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It's Alive!!! ... And it's crap! See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
John Lupton ... Jesse James
Narda Onyx ... Dr. Maria Frankenstein
Cal Bolder ... Hank Tracy / Igor
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 ... Butch Curry
Rosa Turich ... Nina Lopez
Felipe Turich ... Manuel Lopez
Fred Stromsoe ... Stacy

Dan White ... Pete Ketchum
Page Slattery ... Deputy Andy
Mark Norton ... Francisco Lopez
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duke Fishman ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Fight Spectator / Posse Member (uncredited)

Directed by
William Beaudine 
 
Writing credits
Carl K. Hittleman (original story and screenplay) (as Carl Hittleman)

Produced by
Carroll Case .... producer
 
Original Music by
Raoul Kraushaar 
 
Cinematography by
Lothrop B. Worth (director of photography) (as Lothrop Worth)
 
Art Direction by
Paul Sylos 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Makeup Department
Jeanne Bodel .... hairdresser (as Jeanné Bodel)
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sam Manners .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Max Stein .... assistant director
 
Art Department
J. Robert Benton .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John D. Hall .... sound effects (as John Hall)
Harold Lewis .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Davis .... camera operator (uncredited)
James Wooter .... lighting engineer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Arrico .... costumer: men (uncredited)
Reneé Dietrich .... costumer: ladies (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
William Austin .... supervising film editor
 
Other crew
Dorothy Cumming .... script supervisor
Hawk Koch .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Ruth Burch .... talent coordinator (uncredited)
 

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88 min | USA:83 min (DVD)
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Finland:K-18 (2007) (self applied) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
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:
Continuity: 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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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
It's Alive!!! ... And it's crap!, 14 November 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

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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Billy the Kid VS Dracula was enjoyably bad. This one was just plain bad. Forgotten_Hero
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