At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by ... See full summary »
Larry, Moe, and Curly Joe work for an editor at a Boston wildlife conservation magazine. They make such a mess of the pressroom that their publisher gets rid of them by sending them out ... See full summary »
Jesse James returns to Missouri, and he and brother Frank come to the aid of a young woman who owns a gold mine. Her father was murdered and she took over the mine, and now the villains who... See full summary »
When one of the James brothers asked the bartender to pour him a beer, the beer glass was completely full of foam but when the bartender slid it down the bar it was full of beer with a slight head. See more »
The story of the James and Younger gang has been filmed often. This lesser-known version is a minor gem. It offers a powerhouse performance by Ward Bond as Major Trowbridge, a vindictive officer whose grudge against the James family and their allies escalated to his going private, obtaining railroad and bank contracts to fund his relentless pursuit of Jesse and Frank. Later in a great scene, his scathing assault on his failing subordinates is a side of Bond rarely seen. Carey and Corey as Jesse and Frank handled their roles smoothly. They had a fine director in Gordon Douglas (Rio Conchos). Anne Revere who endeared herself in many 'mom' screen roles was really at home here and Buchanan as her second husband, a caring and sober man was agreeably cast against type. Ellen Drew and Lois Chartrand are the love interests in brief segments. The key to this film is action—fast chases and raging gun battles superbly filmed by Ray Rennahan. There's no comic relief. If you want action, here it is.
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