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.
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. (?)
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.
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!
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