Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

"Terrible"

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter Review


There's only one reason to check out this god-awful conflagration of western and horror movie, Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, and that's the legendary Joe Bob Briggs doing his thing on a commentary track, the first of a line of Joe Bob-anchored DVDs from legendary Elite Entertainment.

The title pretty much tells the story, as two historical characters -- one real, one fantasy -- collide in an awful mess of a plot that has Jesse James seeking medical help for his shooting buddy from the most unlikely doctor in town. The story, the acting, the dialogue -- it's all a mess, and it's only Joe Bob's commentary track that salvages anything from this production.

The drawback is that there's not much here for Joe Bob to riff on (he dissected I Spit on Your Grave with far more aplomb). Jesse James is just a sad sad horror movie, with no cultural relevance, nothing particularly interesting regarding filmmaking or even B-movie history (except that a ton of people died after it was made). Joe Bob is even -- for maybe the first time in his life -- silent, for short stretches of film. When he is riffing, it's interesting, but it's hardly the cruel dissection that he's done on other commentary tracks.

The star rating is for the film; add two stars if you switch to audio track 2.



Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

Facts and Figures

Run time: 88 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 10th April 1966

Distributed by: Unknown

Production compaines: Circle Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 17%
Fresh: 1 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 2.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: William Beaudine

Producer:

Starring: as Jesse James, as Dr. Maria Frankenstein, as Juanita Lopez, as Hank Tracy / Igor, as Marshal MacPhee, Steven Geray as Dr. Rudolf Frankenstein, Rayford Barnes as Lonny Curry, William Fawcett as Jensen, as Saloon Owner, Roger Creed as Butch Curry, Rosa Turich as Nina Lopez, Felipe Turich as Manuel Lopez

Also starring:

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