Jesse James (1939)
I woulda put my money on The Kid.
Between 1921 and 2007 we count 28 movies about Jesse James
or where Jesse James was a prominent character.
Between 1911 and 2011 we count 23 movies about Billy the Kid
or where Billy the Kid was a prominent character.
If this was a football game, The Kid needs a touchdown.
But it’s not a football game.
It’s the stories of two killers. Two men driven to violence and killing …
who have become Western folk heroes.
Until they were assassinated by their friends.
Jesse James / 1939
The movie was criticized for Historical inaccuracies.
Not that I care. It is not a documentary.
Jesse James (1939) was the 4th movie about Jesse James.
The Epic Story of the most Colourful Outlaw who ever lived
Young Tyrone Power (age 25) as Jesse James
Henry Fonda (age 34) as Frank James
Randolph Scott (aged 41) as Will Wright
Nancy Kelly as Zerelda “Zee” James
John Carradine (age 33) was backshooter Bob Ford
The whole film can be watched in 720 resolution and glorious Technicolor on YouTube:
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