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Jesse James at Bay (1941)

Jesse James joins with Missouri settlers in their battle with rich, land-grabbing railroad tycoons.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

James R. Webb (screenplay), Harrison Jacobs (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Jesse James / Clint Burns
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Sheriff Gabby Whitaker
Sally Payne ... Polly Morgan
Pierre Watkin ... Phineas Krager - Land Dealer
Ivan Miller ... Judge Rutherford
Hal Taliaferro ... Paul Sloan, Lawyer
Gale Storm ... Jane Fillmore, 'St. Louis Journal' Reporter
Roy Barcroft ... Henchman Vern Stone
Jack Kirk ... Henchman Rufe Balder
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Storyline

When Jesse learns that Krager is cheating settlers, he and his gang rob trains to obtain money for them to purchase their land. Krager, finding a Jesse look alike in Burns, hires him to wreck havoc on the ranchers. When Jesse kills Burns he switches clothes and goes after the culprits. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ROY ROGERS IN A DUAL ROLE! You'll thrill to his exciting portrayals of the notorious Jesse James...and Clint Burns, the gambler. (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Goofs

Even though Roy Rogers portrays two different characters in the picture, he rides his horse Trigger as both men. The most evident example occurs when the outlaws led by Clint Burns arrive to raid Sheriff Gabby Whitaker's ranch. Clint Burns (Roy) arrives and leaves aboard Trigger, and shortly after, Jesse James (Roy's other character) rides up to the ranch also riding Trigger. As Jesse, Roy also rides a different horse at other times. See more »

Quotes

Jesse James: [as Clint Burns to Krager] It;s a deal. You furnish the cash, and I'll furnish the trouble.
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Connections

Featured in Sprockets: Sound in the Sagebrush (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Played on saloon piano]
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Storm & Payne trump Rogers & Rogers
5 September 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Roy Rogers stars as Jesse James and his look-alike, gambler man Clint Burns. George "Gabby" Hayes is Mr. Rogers's ex-pal, Sheriff Gabby. Gale Storm (Jane Fillmore) and Sally Payne (Polly Morgan) are a noteworthy team, as two reporters on the lookout for stories about the elusive outlaw hero.

Of course, mistaken identity / impersonation is a plot development, since Rogers essays a "dual role". Rogers is charming, as usual; but, there is nothing really elevating this his performance above the ordinary - any potential to deliver a memorable Jekyll/Hyde performance is done in by poor material. The better pair to watch are Ms. Storm and Ms. Paye as the St. Louis Journal reporters - they are the film's highlight. The songs are fine, though badly synched.

*** Jesse James at Bay (1941) Joseph Kane ~ Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Gale Storm


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesse James ao Ataque See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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