Jesse James
Jesse James (1939)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 27, 1939
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

'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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sluggishly directed by Henry King.

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Veronique Kwak
the first flick done upon the notorious legend of jesse james, and colors are saturated pleasantly in technicolor which really emphasizes on tyrone power's… More
Stephen M
A hugely entertaining version of the story, nicely shot in early Technicolor. Considering the size and weight of the cameras in those days, the use of real… More
Anthony Valletta
Henry Fonda is great as Frank James, and Tyrone Power is at his peak.