THE TEXAS 27 FILM VAULT: TWO FOR FRONTIERADO

Frontierado is coming up tomorrow, August 7th! Here’s a brief look at two films presented on The Texas 27 Film Vault that match the old west theme of this holiday season. Randy Clower and Richard Malmos were the hosts.

A movie guaranteed to contain absolutely NO accurate information.

A movie guaranteed to contain absolutely NO accurate information.

FRONTIER MARSHAL (1939)

Original Broadcast Date: Saturday October 25th, 1986 from 10:30pm to 1:00am.

Serial: An episode of Mysterious Doctor Satan was shown before the movie. This 1940 serial presented the title villain trying to take over the world with a big, goofy robot while being opposed by a masked superhero called Copperhead.  

Movie: Frontier Marshal is notorious as the LEAST historically accurate depiction of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Randolph Scott starred as Wyatt Earp with Cesar Romero as Doc Holliday. Nobody can pronounce Doc’s name right, plus he’s presented as a Medical Doctor instead of a dentist. Meanwhile Doc himself starts out the film drinking only milk. (?)

Randy (right) and Richard way down on Level 31 hosting The Texas 27 Film Vault

Randy (right) and Richard way down on Level 31 hosting The Texas 27 Film Vault

No Clantons or McClaurey’s are to be found anywhere, nor are Wyatt’s brothers. Doc is shown getting killed off BEFORE the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral even happens! To top it all off the famous gunfight takes place at night for no apparent reason and Wyatt’s only ally in the battle is a saloon girl who had a crush on Doc. Bad craziness all around in this little honey.  

Billy the Kid vs DraculaBILLY THE KID VERSUS DRACULA (1966)

Original Broadcast Date: Saturday May 18th, 1985 from 10:30pm to 1:00am.

Serial: An episode of The Phantom Empire was shown before the movie. This 1935 serial starred Gene Autry as a singing cowboy who saves the world from a scientifically advanced underground civilization that comes complete with killer robots in cowboy hats.

Movie: Billy the Kid vs Dracula is the notorious companion piece to Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter. Both were directed by William “One-Shot” Beaudine.

Words cannot describe the ineptitude of Billy the Kid vs Dracula. John Carradine is over-the- top as the vampire, day-for-night shooting is incredibly overdone and there’s the infamous scene where bullets have no effect on Dracula, prompting Billy the Kid to throw the empty six-gun at Drac … and knock him out cold!  

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO ON THIS SHOW –https://glitternight.com/texas-27-film-vault/

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8 Comments

Filed under Bad and weird movies, Movie Hosts

8 responses to “THE TEXAS 27 FILM VAULT: TWO FOR FRONTIERADO

  1. Loved these reviews!

  2. Sheena

    I love reading your old tv show posts.

  3. Jordy

    So this show was mst3kay before mst3kay?

  4. Charley

    Strange movies.

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