While the law hunts him, Jesse James lives quietly in a rented house on the corner of Lafayette and Twenty-first street in St. Joseph, Missouri, under the alias of Tom Howard. His wife Zee begs him to end his association with the Ford brothers. Before they can leave on a "last" bank holdup, Bob learns that his childhood sweetheart, Cynthy Waters, now an actress, is in St. Joe and he brushes aside all caution to see her. Cynthy is beginning to realize that she is a liability to her manager, Harry Kane, because she will not leave Missouri. Meanwhile, John Kelley has come into her life. She pleads with Bob to turn honest. Cynthy tries to get a pardon for Bob, but the best offer she can get is for a 20-year stretch in prison. Then, the Governor offers amnesty and a $10,000 reward to any member of the James gang betraying Jesse. When his chance comes (April 3, 1882)Bob shoots Jesse in the back. He gets the amnesty but the reward is cut to $500. He also loses the love and respect of Cynthy,...
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The flaming story of a man who killed his best friend for the love of a woman!
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Did You Know?
The skilled gunman who attracts younger opponents who want to defeat him is very commonplace in the world of westerns. This movie is said to be the one that started this trend. See more
During the final shootout the background lighting on the closeups and master shots of John Ireland do not match. See more
What'll you do if he does strike it rich?
I don't know.
I don't remember if it was Shakespeare or Aristotle, but one of them once said, "No one loves the man who he fears."
Opening credits are shown as posters hanging on a wall. See more
Referenced in 500 Days of Summer
The Minstrel Song
Written by Albert Glasser
Sung by Robin Short See more