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The Return of Jesse James (1950)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Western | 8 September 1950 (USA)
Frank James resents and tries to stop a ruthless drifter who has adopted the name of his dead brother in order to duplicate his crimes.

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(as Arthur David Hilton)

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(story), (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnny Callum
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Frank James
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Lem Younger
Clifton Young ...
Bob Ford
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Charlie Ford (as Tom Noonan)
Victor Kilian ...
Westfield Sheriff Rigby
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Saloon Waiter-Piano Player
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Rufe Dakin
Paul Maxey ...
Elmer Galway
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George
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Dr. Hallstrom
Barbara Woodell ...
Ann--Frank's Wife
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Johnny looks so much like the real Jesse, he is mistaken for him by a grizzled old member of the now deceased James gang. Johnny is talked into leading a new gang to rob banks using the same modus operandi as the famed outlaw. Jesse's brother Frank decides to put a stop to the defamation of his dead brother's name. Johnny and his gang run into trouble when they try to rob the same two banks, simultaneously, that proved to be the downfall of the original gang. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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DEAD...OR ALIVE? (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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8 September 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Return of the James Boys  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Working title: "The Return of the James Boys." See more »

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The Great Jesse James Raid took place in Northfield, not Westfield, Minnesota. See more »

Quotes

Commissioner Morton: [to Galway and Dakin] I advise you to clean up your house, gentlemen, or a new broom will.
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Soundtracks

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by Margia Dean in saloon
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Listen to the score!`
19 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

When you get the chance, view this compact little western with an ear tuned to the music score. It was written by Ferde Grofe, one of America's best known 20th century composers. Written in the same year as his score for ROCKETSHIP XM, this score is not nearly so well-known, but it has merit on its own. Each character has a musical theme, and Sue Younger's melody (Ann Dvorak) couldn't be nicer and more appropriate.


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