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The True Story of Jesse James (1957)

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92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

Biopic loosely based on the last 18 years of Jesse James' life and focused on the relationship between brothers Jesse and Frank James.
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Writers
Walter Newman (screenplay) | Nunnally Johnson (earlier screenplay)
Cinematographer
Joseph MacDonald (as Joe MacDonald)
Editor
Robert L. Simpson (as Robert Simpson)
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$1,585,000
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Release date
Feb 12, 1957 (United States)

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Robert Wagner
Jesse James Jesse James   See fewer
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Jeffrey Hunter
Frank James Frank James   See fewer
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Hope Lange
Zee James Zee James   See fewer
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Agnes Moorehead
Mrs. Samuel Mrs. Samuel   See fewer
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Alan Hale Jr.
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Alan Baxter
Barney Remington Barney Remington   See fewer
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John Carradine
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Rachel Stephens
Anne James Anne James   See fewer
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Barney Phillips
Dr. Samuel Dr. Samuel   See fewer
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Biff Elliot
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Frank Overton
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Barry Atwater
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Marian Seldes
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Frank Gorshin
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6.3 / 10 | 1,046 votes