Jesse James

Synopsis: The railroads are squeezing farmers off their land. When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains. The public regard them as heroes. When Jesse retires his erstwhile friend Robert Ford shoots him in the back to get the reward.
Production: 20th Century Fox Pictures
106 min

He's gonna get hurt.

Looks to me like he's got enough.

- Who's next?

- Think you can lick 'em all, Frank?

I'll fight 'em or wrestle 'em one at a time

and pile 'em up under the tree.

You'll do nothing of the kind.

You men, get away from here!


Well, if he ain't the tricky one.

Get off this land, all of you!

Move along.

And jump!

But we're still gonna get this land

just the same.


- I'm all right, son.

- What happened?

- I don't know. It went black...

- Come in the house.

- What happened?

- She fainted.

- I didn't. I just gotta lay down.

- You better get Doc Hall.


- Pinkie!

- Yes, sir?

Get on your mule and go after Doc Hall.

- Yes, sir.

- And, Pinkie...

Then get to all the farmers

this side of Liberty -

Mr Crump, Mr Clayton, Mr Thompson -

all of them.

Tell 'em there's an important meeting

here tonight.

- Tell 'em to come without fail.

- Yes, sir.

And furthermore...

if the St Louis Midland

don't know the way its agents

are swindlin' the farmers,

it's high time they found out...


...because it's the goldangedest,

dad-blastedest, con-sangedest outrage

ever perpetrated on a law-abiding citizenry

in the whole history of the world.


Trouble, by gravy.

Uncle Rufe...

- You want me to take those cusswords out?

- I guess so.

You want to swear out warrants

for their arrest?

I'm charging Frank and Jesse James

with assault with attempt to murder.

- Too bad they didn't finish it.

- Jesse?

Yes. While my back was turned.

Nice shootin'.

If you'll swear in me and my men as deputies,

we won't bother you any more.

We'll bring in these buckaroos ourselves.


- It's Jesse. He's in trouble.

- No! What did he do?

Uncle Rufe!

You know them cusswords I told you

to take out? Put 'em back in.

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Nunnally Johnson

Nunnally Hunter Johnson was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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