TALES OF WELLS FARGO was a western series than ran for a total of 200 episodes between 1957 and 1962. Dale Robertson plays the lead as Jim Hardee. Hardee is an agent for the stage and cargo hauling outfit. When something goes wrong he is the man they send to fix it.
This episode is the 13th of the series. Wells Fargo man, Hardee (Dale Robertson) is sent to find the famous outlaw, Jesse James. The man is suspected of a 15,000 dollar hold-up where a Wells Fargo man was killed. He rides out to the James farm and is confronted by several rather unfriendly folks with drawn guns.
Robertson is posing as a dime novel writer and wants to get the "real" story of Jesse James, right from the man himself. James, Hugh Beaumont, is pleased with the attention and agrees to the meeting. Sitting in is James' mother, played by the wonderful Olive Carey. She is a hoot carting around a big shotgun everywhere she goes.
Robertson finds out that the robbery he is looking into was not pulled by Beaumont. (James) It was done by his gang, led by James Griffith without Beaumont's knowledge.
Things of course go sideways and Robertson only manages to escape by the skin of his teeth. James heads off in the other direction where two weeks later he was killed by one of his gang, Bob Ford. This one is not one of the better episodes with the rather silly story being the main culprit.
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