Shows James' joining of the Quantrill's raiders, a guerrilla force which fought against union sympathizers during the Civil War. James takes allegiance to the Black Flag, the raiders' banner. After the war he recieves kind treatment from a judge concerning his acts of crime and later meets and falls in love with Zee, with whom he wishes to live a peaceful life. Written by
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Extant version is a re-edited 1930 re-release of two films: _Jesse James Under the Black Flag_ (1921) and _Jesse James as the Outlaw_ (1921), with narration taking the place of most of the original inter-titles, plus musical accompaniment and sound effects. Each of the two original films has now been shortened to approximately half its original length, the mid-point between the two occurring about thirty minutes into the present film. See more
Followed by Jesse James as the Outlaw