Billy the Kid versus Dracula
Billy the Kid versus Dracula, directed by William Beaudine, Circle Films, 1961. Starring John Carradine as Count Dracula, Chuck Courtney as Billy the Kid, Melinda Plowman as Betty Bentley. Others in cast include Harry Carey, Jr., Roy Barcroft, and Olive Carey. 1966, Color, 73 minutes. Schlock-meter rating: 6 stars out of 10.
The film boasts some acting names with heavy chops. Besides Carradine, there's Olive Carey, Bing Russell, Marjorie Bennett, Roy Barcroft and Harry Carey Jr. Virginia Christine plays a European maid who tries to foil Dracula. She later became the "Folger Coffee woman" on TV ads. Director Beaudine was a Hollywood legend, famous for producing low-budget films on schedule and for an overall cheap price.
-- Doug Gibson