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Jesse James (1939)

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106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
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Director
Writer
Nunnally Johnson (original screen play)
Cinematographers
George Barnes (photography) | W. Howard Greene (photography) (as W.H. Greene)
Editor
Barbara McLean (as Barbara Mc Lean)
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Budget
$1,600,000
Gross (World)
$3,444
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Release date
Jan 27, 1939 (United States)

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44 cast members
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Tyrone Power
Jesse James Jesse James   See fewer
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Henry Fonda
Frank James Frank James   See fewer
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Nancy Kelly
Zerelda - aka Zee Zerelda - aka Zee   See fewer
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Randolph Scott
Will Wright Will Wright   See fewer
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Henry Hull
Maj. Rufus Cobb Maj. Rufus Cobb   See fewer
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J. Edward Bromberg
Mr. Runyan Mr. Runyan   See fewer
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Brian Donlevy
Barshee Barshee   See fewer
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John Carradine
Bob Ford Bob Ford   See fewer
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Donald Meek
Mc Coy Mc Coy   See fewer
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Johnny Russell
Jesse James Jr. (as John Russell) Jesse James Jr. (as John Russell)   See fewer
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Jane Darwell
Mrs. Samuels Mrs. Samuels   See fewer
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Charles Tannen
Charles Ford Charles Ford   See fewer
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Claire Du Brey
Mrs. Bob Ford Mrs. Bob Ford   See fewer
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Eddy Waller
Deputy Deputy   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
Hank (as Paul Burns) Hank (as Paul Burns)   See fewer
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Spencer Charters
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Arthur Aylesworth
Tom Colson Tom Colson   See fewer
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Charles Halton
Heywood Heywood   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Farmer Farmer   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
Boy's Mother Boy's Mother   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Judge Rankin (as Ed Le Saint) Judge Rankin (as Ed Le Saint)   See fewer
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John Elliott
Judge Mathews Judge Mathews   See fewer
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Erville Alderson
The Old Marshal The Old Marshal   See fewer
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George P. Breakston
Farmer Boy (as George Breakston) Farmer Boy (as George Breakston)   See fewer
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Lon Chaney Jr.
One of James Gang One of James Gang   See fewer
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Carol Adams
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Douglas
Infantry Captain (uncredited) Infantry Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flavin
Cavalry Captain (uncredited) Cavalry Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Garrett
Rider / Roper (uncredited) Rider / Roper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wylie Grant
Barshee's Henchman (uncredited) Barshee's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Holman
Engineer (uncredited) Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Union Soldier (uncredited) Union Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Kibrick
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney Kibrick
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Barshee's Henchman (uncredited) Barshee's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom London
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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George O'Hara
Teller (uncredited) Teller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Sutton
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7.1 / 10 | 3,591 votes