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Alias Jesse James (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 20 March 1959 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Princess Irawanie (as Gloria Talbot)
Frank James
Mary Young ...
'Ma' James
Tough #2 in Dirty Dog Saloon
Bob Gunderson ...
James Gang Member
James Gang Member (as Fred Kohler)
James Gang Member
James Gang Member
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Autry (scenes deleted)
Bret Maverick (scenes deleted)


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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Release Date:

20 March 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Schuß und 50 Tote  »

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Final film of Ward Bond. See more »


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 »


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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References Maverick (1957) See more »


Music by Arthur Altman
Lyrics by Bud Burtson
Sung by Bob Hope and Rhonda Flemming
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Look at the cast list, pawdners!
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If Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming & Gloria Talbott aren't enough to perk your interest in this hilarious Western-Comedy, take a look at who else appears! It's an all-star cast guesting in cameos! This is a must see for all Hope fans, all Western fans, and everybody who likes their movies to be fun! 9.

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