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
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Reed Hadley, who plays Frank James, had earlier played brother Jesse in "I Shot Jesse James." See more »
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 »
Exceptional acting highlights this sometimes dark, grim, western. John
Ireland is at his best and carries the transformation from cowboy to
criminal in an impressive manner. The characters are notably well
for such a short running time. You may also take note of a fine,
performance by Henry Hull and the death scene of a young Hugh O'Brien. If
you remember the mood of "The Little Big Horn" and want it created in a
different setting then this movie is a must for any collector.
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