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Kansas Raiders (1950)

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Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes.

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Red Leg leader
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George Chandler ...
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Richard Egan ...
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Rudolph Tate (as Dave Wolfe)
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Audie Murphy plays a young Jesse James falling under the Svengali-like spell of the outlaw William Quantrill, played by Brian Donlevy. Jesse and his youthful gang join the rebels to avenge the death of his parents only to become disillusioned with the senseless violence and looting of innocent civilians. Goaded by Quantrill's girl to leave, Jesse vacillates until the Yankess close in. Quantrill forces Jesse to leave and faces the Yankess gunfire alone. Jesse rides off with his gang and the rest is history. Written by Rita Richardson <RRichar790@aol.com>

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The historic Lawrence, Kansas raid...aflame again in all its fury! See more »

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15 November 1950 (USA)  »

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Reiter ohne Gnade  »

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Seems most of the actors are using handguns invented after the Civil War. Quantrill is not using French Pinfire revolvers and his uniform is the wrong style - incorrect button pattern for a Confederate Officer. See more »

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William Clarke Quantrill: [to Jesse] Napoleon made the profound observation that an army travels on its stomach. I suggest you fortify yours if you hope to be of any use to us.
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Audie Murphy rides again
27 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What are you going to do when you are a national hero; the most decorated combat soldier of WWII? Among his 33 awards was the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery that a soldier can receive. In addition, he was also decorated for bravery by the governments of France and Belgium, and was credited with killing over 240 German soldiers and wounding and capturing many more.

Well, I guess you go kill out in the Ole West, and that is JustWhat Audie Murphy did. This is one of his early efforts and it really is not a bad one. He plays Jesse James who, along with his brother Frank, the Younger brothers and Kit Dalton join Quantrille's Raiders until they realize just what he was and become sick of the whole thing.

Tony Curtis is here - I think it may have been the second film he did.

A good shoot 'em up about a sordid chapter of our history.


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