Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966)

USA, 1965
73m
35mm film, Pathécolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by William Beaudine.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: William Beaudine
© 1954 Embassy Pictures Corp.
Produced by: Carroll Case
Executive in Charge of Production: Sam Manners
Written by: Carl Hittleman
Assistant Director: Max Stein
Script Supervisor: Dorothy Cumming
Director of Photography: Lothrop Worth
Camera Operator: Lee Davis
Lighting Engineer: James Wooter
Supervising Film Editor: Roy Livingston
Music by: Raoul Kraushaar
Sound Engineer: Harold Lewis
Sound Effects: Delmore Harris
Men’s Costumer: Charles Arrico
Ladies Costumer: Shirley Brewton
Make-up: Ted Coodley
Hairdresser: Billie Short
Photographic Effects: Cinema Research Corp.
Art Director: Paul Sylos
Set Decorator: Harry Reif
Property Master: Ted Cooper
Assistant to the Producer: Howard W. Koch Jr
Talent Coordinator: Ruth Burch

Cast
John Carradine [Count Dracula/James Underhill]
Chuck Courtney [William ‘Billy the Kid’ Bonney]
Melinda Plowman [real name: Melinda Casey] [Elizabeth [Betty)]
Virginia Christine [Eva Oster]
Walter Janowitz [Franz Oster]
Bing Russell [Dan ‘Red’ Thorpe]
Olive Carey [Dr Henrietta Hull]
Roy Barcroft [Sheriff Griffin]
Hannie Landman [Lisa Oster]
Richard Reeves [Pete – saloonkeeper]
Marjorie Bennett [Mary Ann Bentley]
William Forrest [the real James Underhill]
George Cisar [Joe Flake]
Harry Carey Jr [Ben Dooley]
Lennie Geer [real name: Leonard P. Geer] [Yancy]
William Chalee [Tom – station agent]
Charlita [Nana]
Max Klevin [Sandy Newman]
Jack Williams [Duffy]

Alternative Titles

Billy the Kid contra Drácula – Mexico

Extracts included in
The Blood Is the Life: The Making of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (2007)
Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)
Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007)
The Trail of Dracula (2017)

References

Periodicals

  • Castle of Frankenstein no.10 p.6
  • Cinema TV Today no.10080 (27 April 1974) p.15 – credits, review
  • Empire no.242 (August 2009) pp.152-153 – illustrated article (The top 10: Ridiculous movie face-off titles by Kim Newman)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.41 no.484 (May 1974) p.92 – synopsis, credits, review

Books

  • Cinematic Vampires by John L. Flynn pp.109-111
  • Film Review 1975-76 by F. Maurice Speed (ed) p.163
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.48 – credits
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.169-170 – illustrated credits, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.35 – credits
  • Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Fare of the 1960s & 1970s Volume One by Scott Stine pp.110-112 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review