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Richard H. Landau (written by)
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Release Date:
17 July 1953 (USA) See more »
FILMED IN NEW ANSCO COLOR! (original print ad - all caps)
The famed outlaw is talked into saddling up for one more bank robbery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Uninspired horse opera See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Willard Parker ... Jesse James

Barbara Payton ... Kate

Tom Neal ... Arch Clements

Wallace Ford ... Elias Hobbs
Jim Bannon ... Bob Ford
James Anderson ... Johnny Dorette
Richard H. Cutting ... Sam Wells (as Richard Cutting)
Barbara Woodell ... Zee James
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Arnold ... Brunette (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Robert Griffin ... Morgan (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Barfly (uncredited)
Naura Hayden ... Redhead (uncredited)

Earle Hodgins ... 'Soapy' Smith--Saloon Spieler (uncredited)
Ray Jones ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
Ted Mapes ... Knife-Throwing Ambusher (uncredited)
Kansas Moehring ... Barfly (uncredited)
Robin Morse ... Anderson (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Todd--Crooked Gambler (uncredited)
Ed Russell ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Marin Sais ... Mrs. Lovett (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Ambusher (uncredited)
Tommy Walker ... Young Jesse James (uncredited)

Directed by
Reginald Le Borg 
Writing credits
Richard H. Landau (written by) (as Richard Landau)

Produced by
Robert L. Lippert Jr. .... producer (also as Bob Lippert Jr.)
Original Music by
Bert Shefter 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Warrenton (director of photography) (as Gil Warrenton)
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson 
Art Direction by
George Van Marter 
Set Decoration by
Vin Taylor 
Makeup Department
Carlie Taylor .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bartlett A. Carre .... production supervisor (as Bart Carré)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mack V. Wright .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Tom Kemp .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Ben Winkler .... sound engineer
Robert Post .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Ted Mapes .... stunt double (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Olivas .... wardrobe
Music Department
Bert Shefter .... conductor
Other crew
William Magginetti .... business manager (as William Maginetti)

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Additional Details

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73 min
Color (Ansco Color)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (PCA #16468)

Did You Know?

This is the only film to co-star Tom Neal and Barbara Payton, whose notorious 1950s love affair was infamous and essentially derailed the careers of both of them.See more »
Continuity: While en route. Jesse's costume including hat, shirt coat, and pants totally changes.See more »
Arch Clements:I've seen caves home in Kentucky like this. They make for nice tombs.See more »
That's the Man for MeSee more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Uninspired horse opera, 29 October 1998
Author: bux from Tecumseh ok

Jesse is talked into saddling up for one more bank job, in this lackluster event from budget producer Lippert. Routine story is hampered by the illusion that none of the actors really want to be here; this one just lacks enthusiasm. Parker, as Jesse, who can normally be counted on for top-notch performances walks thru this one as if asleep. And that's where this movie will put you.

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