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Jesse James' Women (1954)

Passed | | Western | 4 September 1954 (USA)
Jesse James keeps so busy skirt-chasing that his outlaw career starts to suffer.


Don 'Red' Barry (as Donald Barry)


D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay), William R. Cox (screenplay) (as William Cox) | 4 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don 'Red' Barry ... Jesse James / J. Woodsen (as Don Barry)
Peggie Castle ... Waco Gans
Jack Buetel ... Frank James
Lita Baron ... Delta
Joyce Barrett Joyce Barrett ... Caprice Clark (as Joyce Rhed)
Sam Keller Sam Keller ... Cole Younger
Betty Brueck Betty Brueck ... Cattle Kate Kennedy
James Clayton James Clayton ... Cameo Kane (as Cully Abrell)
T.V. Garraway T.V. Garraway ... Preacher (as Tom Garraway)
Michael Carr ... Bob Ford (as Mike Carr)
Laura Lea Laura Lea ... Angel Botts
Alton Hillman Alton Hillman ... Champ O'Toole
Curtis Dossett Curtis Dossett ... Banker Clark (as Curtiss Dossett)
Jimmie Hammons Jimmie Hammons ... Sheriff Clem Botts
Mac McAllister Mac McAllister ... Ace - O'Toole's Manager


Jesse James leaves Missouri for Mississippi, and immediately charms all the women in Mississippi out of their bloomers and garters. His first conquest is the banker's daughter who helps him loot the bank in exchange for a promise of marriage; he wanders over to the saloon and runs the crooked partner of the proprietress out of town, takes all of his-and-her money and leaves her, between kisses, hounding him for her share; the third one, the saloon singer, actually makes a mark out of him as she cons him into a boxing match against a professional fighter and he loses the fight and his money, but he holds the singer and the fighter up as they leave town and gets his money back; and then he romances and swindles Cattle Kate, a replay of what he had done somewhere before to Kate and the "gotcha-again" Kate even ends up behind bars. But no film that contains a cat-fight between Peggie Castle and Lita Baron can be called a complete waste of time. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HIS DEADLY EXPLOITS, ADVENTURES...and Women! (original ad - mostly caps) See more »




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Release Date:

4 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le amanti di Jesse il bandito See more »

Filming Locations:

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Panorama See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Jesse James's Women was filmed in Silver Creek, Mississippi See more »


Featured in Frances Farmer Presents: Jesse James' Women (1959) See more »


Careless Lover
Music and Lyrics by George Antheil
Sung by Don 'Red' Barry
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Hiatus in Mississippi
7 January 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If Jesse James had not been shot by Bob Ford according to Jesse James' Women some enraged husband might have done the deed. This film is an account of a fictional hiatus that Jesse James and his gang have in the state of Mississippi. Jesse is using his middle name of Woodson and traveling incognito as it were.

The rest of the gang including brother Frank played here by Jack Beutel just want Jesse either go home to Missouri or start doing what outlaws do. But Jesse who is presented here as a love 'em and leave 'em Lothario is just having too much fun.

Actually in real life the one thing you can say about Jesse James was that he was a good husband and father to his family. Star Don Barry who also produced this film created his Jesse James totally out of whole cloth. This one is total fiction.

But what fiction when you have women like Peggie Castle, Lita Baron, and Judith Barrett fighting over you. Castle and Baron having a gunfight like they do in Dodge City is a great old hoot.

Don Barry and Bob Steele had similar career paths. Both were short guys who were both B picture heroes and villains and both played good roles in mainstream films as well. With the right breaks they could have had careers like James Cagney.

Jesse James' Women could use some restoration, but it's a fun film.

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