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Jesse James Rides Again (1947)

Outlaw Jesse James and his friend, on the run from Missouri, ride into a town where a gang is trying to drive area ranchers off their land because there's oil underneath it. They take ... See full summary »

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Franklin Adreon (original screenplay), Basil Dickey (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clayton Moore ... Jesse James
Linda Stirling ... Ann Bolton
Roy Barcroft ... Frank Lawton
John Compton John Compton ... Steve Long
Tristram Coffin ... James Clark
Tom London ... Sam Bolton
Mike Ragan ... Tim (as Holly Bane)
Edmund Cobb ... Wilkie
Gene Roth ... Sheriff Duffie [Chs. 8-9, 13] (as Gene Stutenroth)
Fred Graham ... Hawks - Henchman [Chs. 6-8]
LeRoy Mason ... Mr. Finlay [Chs. 11-12]
Ed Cassidy ... Grant [Chs. 11-12] (as Edward Cassidy)
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson ... Sam [Ch. 1]
Eddie Parker ... Capt. Flint [Chs. 1, 9]
Tom Steele ... Goff [Ch 1]
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Storyline

Outlaw Jesse James and his friend, on the run from Missouri, ride into a town where a gang is trying to drive area ranchers off their land because there's oil underneath it. They take particular interest in the situation of a pretty young woman and her elderly father, whose ranch is being regularly attacked by the gang. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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JESSE JAMES...The dreaded name that haunts a thousand lawmen...NOW...strikes terror in the hearts of the lawless! (original poster)


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta de Jesse James See more »

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Budget:

$149,967 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A poster for this serial is shown in Chapter 7 of Rebublic serial The Black Widow (1947). See more »

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In Chapter Two you can see a rope that's pulling the burning hay wagon. See more »

Quotes

Steve Lane: You gotta clear out of here fast! There's a posse coming to take you in for the Northfield job.
Jesse James: The Northfield job? I didn't know about it until I got this paper. Won't they let a man be honest?
Steve Lane: Not if the man is Jesse James.
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References Alias Jimmy Valentine (1928) See more »

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Who Was That Masked Man?
17 June 2002 | by bsmith5552See all my reviews

"Jesse James Rides Again" was the first of three serials that featured the James character that were produced by Republic between 1947 and 1950. Of course Jesse James in these serials bears no resemblance to the real Jesse James. In fact, Jesse is the hero rather than the villain in all three. But who among the Saturday Matinee crowd really cared?

This entry involves the familiar "B" western plot of the villains trying to take over the local ranches because there's oil under the land. Meanwhile Jesse James (Clayton Moore) and his pal Steve Lane (John Compton) flee Missouri and wind up in the middle of the conflict assisting the ranchers. They take a particular interest in crippled rancher Tom London and his daughter (Linda Stirling) who are being raided by the Black Raiders led by Roy Barcroft. Tristram Coffin, a "respectable" town citizen is the brains behind the outfit.

The serial contains the usual cliffhangers and relies heavily on stock footage from the 1943 John Wayne film "War of the Wildcats" for the race to the refinery sequence. And yes, we see that famous shot of the exploding oil derrick in this one too. The stuntwork is top notch as usual. Two of the stunt men, Tom Steele and Dale Van Sickel in addition to doubling most of the actors in the action scenes, appear in four different bit roles each over the course of the film.

Clayton Moore, soon to become TV's Lone Ranger, plays Jesse not unlike the masked man. Linda Stirling in her final serial, has little to do except act helpless and look beautiful. Compton is simply awful as the hero's pal. Barcroft and Coffin make a formidable pair of villains. Holly Bane (aka Mike Ragan) and Charlie King are also part of the gang. "B" western veterans Edmund Cobb, LeRoy Mason (on the right side of the law for a change), Gene Roth and Edward Cassidy round out the cast. Keith Richards, who would play Jesse in the 1950 serial "The James Brothers of Missouri" has a bit as a phony drunk trying to find out what Jesse's next move is going to be.

This serial is as good as any turned out by Republic at that time and though predictable, is enjoyable nonetheless.


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