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13 September 1965 (USA) See more »
In a surprising twist, Jesse and Frank James come across as good guys as they go about their outlaw ways. Jesse is a devilish scoundrel with an eye for the ladies while Frank concerns himself with more practical matters.
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Allen Case ... Frank James (34 episodes, 1965-1966)
Christopher Jones ... Jesse James (34 episodes, 1965-1966)

Series Directed by
James B. Clark (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Totten (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert L. Friend (4 episodes, 1966)
Tay Garnett (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Herschel Daugherty (2 episodes, 1965)
Allen H. Miner (2 episodes, 1965)
Christian Nyby (2 episodes, 1965)
Curtis Harrington (2 episodes, 1966)
Joseph Pevney (2 episodes, 1966)
Richard A. Colla (1 episode, 1966)
Series Writing credits
Denne Bart Petitclerc (2 episodes, 1965)

Series Produced by
Don Siegel .... producer (34 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Weisbart .... executive producer (34 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Original Music by
Irving Gertz (1 episode, 1965)

Jerry Goldsmith (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Charles Straumer (1 episode, 1965)

Carl E. Guthrie (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Jack W. Holmes (1 episode, 1965)
Series Art Direction by
Frank T. Smith (1 episode, 1965)
Jack Martin Smith (1 episode, 1965)
Series Set Decoration by
Bert Allen (1 episode, 1965)
Walter M. Scott (1 episode, 1965)
Series Production Management
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1965)
Mark Evans .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1965)
Gaston Glass .... production manager (1 episode, 1965)
William Self .... executive in charge of production (1 episode, 1965)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burt Astor .... assistant director (1 episode, 1965)

Lynn Guthrie .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (33 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt double (1 episode, 1966)
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (1 episode, 1966)

Jerry Summers .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Robert Mintz .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1965)
Series Music Department
Leonard A. Engel .... supervising music editor (1 episode, 1965)
Lionel Newman .... conducted by (1 episode, 1965)
Series Other crew
Scott Hale .... dialogue director (1 episode, 1965)
Patricia Falken Smith .... story consultant (1 episode, 1965)

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30 min (34 episodes)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Rebel Without a Cause in the Old West, 25 March 2002
Author: Jeff Hill ( from Sapporo, Japan

Television spots of the time promoting the series "The Legend of Jesse James" shamelessly pointed out the similarity in physical appearance between Chris Jones and James Dean. It was pretty obvious early on in the series that Chris Jones was being packaged as a gun tooting western version of Jim Stark. The series portrayed Jesse James as an idealistic, sensitive youth who was driven to rob banks and trains by the corrupt society in which he lived. Chris Jones also portrayed the bandit as a charismatic Robin Hood figure. The first year of the series was in black and white. The second year was in color. But the by the second season, it was pretty obvious that the producers of the show didn't know where they were going with this vehicle and the character of Jesse really did become a rebel without a cause.

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