While the law hunts him, Jesse James lives quietly in a rented house on the corner of Lafayette and Twenty-first street in St. Joseph, Missouri, under the alias of Tom Howard. His wife Zee begs him to end his association with the Ford brothers. Before they can leave on a "last" bank holdup, Bob learns that his childhood sweetheart, Cynthy Waters, now an actress, is in St. Joe and he brushes aside all caution to see her. Cynthy is beginning to realize that she is a liability to her manager, Harry Kane, because she will not leave Missouri. Meanwhile, John Kelley has come into her life. She pleads with Bob to turn honest. Cynthy tries to get a pardon for Bob, but the best offer she can get is for a 20-year stretch in prison. Then, the Governor offers amnesty and a $10,000 reward to any member of the James gang betraying Jesse. When his chance comes (April 3, 1882)Bob shoots Jesse in the back. He gets the amnesty but the reward is cut to $500. He also loses the love and respect of Cynthy,... Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I KILLED MY BEST FRIEND FOR THE LOVE OF A WOMAN! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
The skilled gunman who attracts younger opponents who want to defeat him is very commonplace in the world of westerns. This movie is said to be the one that started this trend. See more
During the final shootout the background lighting on the closeups and master shots of John Ireland do not match. See more
Miss Waters, don't be worried about me losing any money in your show. I don't have any, but I'd still like to talk to you again.
Opening credits are shown as posters hanging on a wall. See more
The Jesse James Song
Written by Billy Gashade
Sung by Robin Short See more