Fellow Svengoolie SvenPals will be excited about his upcoming big broadcast premiere of a cult horror-western classic with one of cinema’s horror icons.
Original 1966 Embassy Pictures theatrical trailer for “Billy the Kid vs. Dracula.”
In the latter part of his career, he worked on low-budget productions. Beaudine specialized in multiple film genres, earning him the nickname of “one-shot;” according to the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s article on Beaudine.
Beaudine’s 1966 horror-western production was written by Carl K. Hittleman and was produced by Carroll Case; under the “Circle Productions” moniker. “Billy the Kid vs. Dracula” (1966) was released theatrically by Joseph E. Levine and his art-house/independent distribution firm, Embassy Pictures; according to IMDB.
That same year, Beaudine also worked on another Circle-Embassy horror/western, “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter” (1966).
Who was in “Billy the Kid vs. Dracula” (1966)?
The players who appeared in the 1966 William Beaudine-Circle-Embassy horror/western production were John Carradine (as Count Dracula), Chuck Courtney (as William “Billy the Kid” Bonney); Virginia Christine (as Eva Oster), Walter Janovitz (as Franz Oster), Hannie Landman (as Lisa Oster), Harry Carey Jr.* (as Ben Dooley) Melinda Casey (as Elizabeth “Betty” Bentley, Casey was billed as Melinda Plowman in the film), George Cisar (as Joe Flake), Bing Russell (as Dan “Red” Thorpe), Olive Carey (as Dr. Henrietta Hull), Roy Barcroft (as Sheriff Griffin), Richard Reeves (as saloonkeeper Pete), Marjorie Bennett (as Mary Ann Bentley), William Forrest (as “the real” James Underhill), Lennie Geer (as Yancy), Charlita (as Indian maiden Nana), Max Kleven (as Sandy Newman), William Challee (as station agent Tom) and Jack Williams (as Duffy).