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The Return of Jesse James (1950)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Western  |  8 September 1950 (USA)
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Frank James resents and tries to stop a ruthless drifter who has adopted the name of his dead brother in order to duplicate his crimes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnny Callum
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Susan (Sue) Ellen Younger
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Hank Younger
Reed Hadley ...
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Lem Younger
Clifton Young ...
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Charlie Ford (as Tom Noonan)
Victor Kilian ...
Westfield Sheriff Rigby
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Marge
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Saloon Waiter-Piano Player
Byron Foulger ...
Rufe Dakin
Paul Maxey ...
Elmer Galway
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George
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Dr. Hallstrom
Barbara Woodell ...
Ann--Frank's Wife
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Storyline

Johnny looks so much like the real Jesse, he is mistaken for him by a grizzled old member of the now deceased James gang. Johnny is talked into leading a new gang to rob banks using the same modus operandi as the famed outlaw. Jesse's brother Frank decides to put a stop to the defamation of his dead brother's name. Johnny and his gang run into trouble when they try to rob the same two banks, simultaneously, that proved to be the downfall of the original gang. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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NEW UNTOLD ADVENTURES! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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Release Date:

8 September 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Return of the James Boys  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Working title: "The Return of the James Boys." See more »

Goofs

In the saloon scene Sid Melton says he wants to hear a 'fresh and new' song, "The Camptown Races." The Stephen Foster song was published in 1850, which would making it a 'golden oldie" by 1883. See more »

Quotes

Marge: [referring to Callum] He's a funny one. Acts like he's got something on his mind.
Susan Ellen Younger: Whatever it is, it isn't me.
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Soundtracks

Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair
(uncredited)
Composed by Stephen Foster
Sung by Margia Dean in saloon
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Listen to the score!`
19 July 1999 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

When you get the chance, view this compact little western with an ear tuned to the music score. It was written by Ferde Grofe, one of America's best known 20th century composers. Written in the same year as his score for ROCKETSHIP XM, this score is not nearly so well-known, but it has merit on its own. Each character has a musical theme, and Sue Younger's melody (Ann Dvorak) couldn't be nicer and more appropriate.


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