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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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Production Co:

Panorama See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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


Referenced in Contempt (1963) See more »


Careless Lover
Music and Lyrics by George Antheil
Sung by Don 'Red' Barry
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Jesse James holds up in small town in Mississippi and is beset with woman troubles
14 October 1998 | by buxSee all my reviews

Famed outlaw Jesse James is on the dodge and holding up in a small town in Mississippi. Before heading back to Missouri, James manages to complicate the lives of several women-mostly in low-cut gowns. This was star Don Barry's only stab at direction, and from the looks of it,all will be glad that he stopped here.**UPDATE**My earlier review of this picture was based on a viewing many years (decades?) prior. I recently obtained a copy of this movie, and I must say, that it is extremely BETTER than I remembered.

Not filmed in Hollywood, this one has a different feel than most of Barry's B Westerns, almost a nostalgic quality...it was to be his last starring role, of course. The acting isn't as bad as I recalled and Barry plays the Jesse role almost tongue-in-cheek. The story moves along at a nice pace and the bare knuckle fight between Barry and a boxing champ is good fun. Yes, the LOW budget shows, but it isn't any worse than some of what Barry did for Lippert a few years earlier. If you love B Westerns, or Don "Red" Barry, I would highly recommend this one.

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