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Jesse James (1939) Movie Information

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Henry King


Tyrone Power
Henry Fonda
Nancy Kelly
Randolph Scott
Brian Donlevy
Henry Hull





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As the railroads move in, families are forced off their land. The James family is one such casualty and after witnessing their mother's death at the hands of a railroad agent, the brothers become bank and train robbers - and popular heroes to the general public. -- Chris Kavan

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Indyfreak 02/11/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I generally enjoy westerns, especially about outlaws. But Jesse James, the 1939 megahit starring Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda happens to be a real bore when it's not lionizing hardened criminals as these 'golly gee' type good old boys. Its populist leanings have a nasty undercurrent of the old Antebellum south, complete with a faithful black servant. Perhaps it's unintentional but it leaves a nasty aftertaste.

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