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Alias Jesse James (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 20 March 1959 (USA)
The outlaw T.J. 'Jesse' James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.

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Milford Farnsworth
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Cora Lee Collins
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Gloria Talbott ...
Princess Irawanie (as Gloria Talbot)
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Titus Queasley
Mary Young ...
Mickey Finn ...
Tough #2 in Dirty Dog Saloon
Bob Gunderson ...
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James Gang Member (as Fred Kohler)
Ethan Laidlaw ...
James Gang Member
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James Gang Member
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Gene Autry (scenes deleted)
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Bret Maverick (scenes deleted)
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Inept insurance salesman Milford Farnsworth sells a man a $100,000 policy. When his boss learns the man was Jesse James he sends Milford after him with money to buy back the policy. After a masked Jesse robs Milford of the money, Milford's boss heads out with more money. Jesse learns about it and plans to rob him, have Milford dressed as him get killed in the robbery, and then collect the $100,000. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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This town ain't big enough for both of us ! See more »

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20 March 1959 (USA)  »

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Ein Schuß und 50 Tote  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final cinema film of James Arness. See more »

Goofs

At the James' farm, Milford kills a gila monster. The gila monster is found only in the deserts of the American southwest and northwest Mexico. Jesse James's farm was in Missouri (in both the film and real life). See more »

Quotes

Titus Queasley: Farnsworth, what do you expect to achieve with such crass ineptitude, such utter incompetence, such colossal stupidity?
Milford Farnsworth: Well, I was hoping to become your assistant.
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Connections

References Maverick (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't-a-Hankerin'
Music by Arthur Altman
Lyrics by Bud Burtson
Sung by Bob Hope and Rhonda Flemming
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Great Bob Hope Film
25 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this very funny Western Film with Bob Hope, ( Milford Farnsworth) starring as a life insurance salesman who sells a policy to Jesse James, (Wendell Corey) the famous gangster cowboy. Milford Farnswoth also follows Jesse James West to see that Jesse stays alive. Milford gets himself adjusted to the West and meets up with a very pretty young woman named Cora Lee Collins, (Rhonda Fleming). Cora Lee happens to be the saloon singer and girlfriend of Jesse James and Milford gets himself involved with a marriage ceremony and makes a good job of having the Bride run away with him and the funny thing is that Jesse James future wife Cora Lee happens to be the bride. There are plenty of cameos of famous actors in this film, namely: Trigger, the horse of Roy Rogers and Roy Rogers, James Arness, Ward Bond, Gary Cooper and Bing Crosby. This is a great entertaining film and you will not want to miss this film if you have never view this film. Enjoy.


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