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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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Not as hilariously awful as you might imagine, but nevertheless this hybrid-genre hokum is tame, without fireworks See more (48 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:
Final film of Estelita Rodriguez. She died that same year under mysterious circumstances.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. Maria Frankenstein:While you finish preparing, I shall activate the artificial brain.See more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Not as hilariously awful as you might imagine, but nevertheless this hybrid-genre hokum is tame, without fireworks, 24 October 2003
Author: zardoz-13 from United States

Veteran filmmaker William Beaudine, with 256 movies under his belt, directed this dreary, low-budget, drive-in oater without much flair. Beaudine and scenarist Carl Hittleman go to absurd lengths to give the preposterous plot (what if Jesse James tangled with Frankenstein's daughter) a plausible set-up. Our notorious heroine and her elderly assistant have fled Germany to conduct their abominable experiments in the relative isolation of the old Southwest in a converted monastery. Film theorists will have a field day with the metaphorical implications of Frankenstein renovating a Catholic monastery. Maria Frankenstein longs to follow in her dastardly daddy's footsteps, but the Mexican peasants nearby don't make good guinea pigs. They have a nasty habit of dying on her. Interestingly enough, Frankenstein's daughter relocated to the American West to take advantage of the frequency of lightning. Anybody who has heard the commentary track on the Kurt Russell movie "Tombstone" may recall the director commenting on the abundance of lightning on their movie set in Arizona, so "Jesse James" contains a modicum of plausibility. The infamous outlaw is trying to lay low when he hooks up with Butch Curry and the Wild Bunch. (Obviously, Butch Curry is Butch Cassidy, but the producers must have felt that one real-life outlaw was sufficient.)Anyway, Butch's greedy brother Lonny alerts Marshall MacPhee about Jesse's whereabouts. During an abortive stagecoach robbery, Jesse's partner Hank catches a slug in the shoulder, and Jesse takes him to the House of Frankenstein to get patched up. Naturally, evil Maria takes them in, because muscle-bound Hank qualifies as the perfect specimen for her blasphemous experiments. See what I mean about the bedrock of plausiblity? This horror horse opera appears to have been shot on a shoe-string budget, since Beaudine stages the action largely in master shots. A mustached John Lupton makes a bland Jesse James. Other than an accurate alias, Jesse's character has been white-washed beyond recognition, and he utters lines about himself that only a censor would pen to dissuade anybody from following in his footsteps. After Hank's transformation to Igor, the camp factor in the action picks up, but there is simply not enough camp to keep this western fired up. Not as hilariously awful as you might imagine, but nevertheless this hybrid-genre hokum is tame, without fireworks. Maria dons a multi-colored G.I. helmet during the transformation sequences, and her laboratory pales in comparison with even a Hammer entry. At one point in the film, she refers to herself as Frankenstein's granddaughter. The producers really should have made up their minds. If there is anything truly execrable about this superficial, saddle-sore sagebrusher, scrutinize the long shots of Frankenstein's monastery: it's an obvious matte painting! Maria Frankenstein is a hoot as a character. In a lackluster cast, veteran character actor Jim Davis of "Dallas" fame stands out as a stalwart lawman, while long-time heavy Rayford Barnes provides the most excitement as he tries to collect the reward on Jesse's head. Worthwhile only as a curiosity piece, "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter" (* out of ****)lacks the audacity of "Lady Frankenstein." The year after Beaudine made this nonsense, he helmed "Billy the Kid Versus Dracula."

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