Jesse James
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The real Frank and Jesse James were murderous thugs, light years away from the Robin Hood image imposed on them by revisionist dime novelists. But in 1939, 20th Century-Fox wasn't about to build an expensive Technicolor feature around the exploits of a couple of low-lives, thus Jesse James upholds the mythos, offering us the standard whitewashed version of the James boys. According to Nunally Johnson's irresistibly entertaining screenplay, Jesse (Tyrone Power) and Frank (Henry Fonda) become train and bank robbers to avenge the death of their mother (Jane Darwell), killed at the behest… More
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"'Jesse James' has rich-looking production values and a story to tell that borders on the mythic . . . or the demythologized. In this, the filmmakers couldn't decide."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Sluggishly directed by Henry King."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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