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

Now, men, listen to me.

Let me do all the talkin'.

Yes, Major.

Here they come.

Evening, gentlemen.

- Where's the James boys?

- We got a warrant.

They're gone. And if you want to know

who got 'em away, 'twas me!

- Easy, Major.

- Get out of the way.

Just a minute, Mr Barshee.

You have my word for it, the boys are gone.

Your word...

Come out, Frank and Jesse James,

or we'll pull you out.

Their mother's sick in bed and her heart

won't stand you mules in the house.

- Are you gonna let him make a fool of you?

- He says they ain't there.

- They ain't!

- I can find that out.

Lynch! Bring me that mushmelon.


He's tellin' the truth.

If you ain't out of there in one minute,

I'll blow you out.

Do you think I'm lyin'?

Major! They can come in. Let 'em...

- Look! There's somebody in there.

- It's their mother, I tell you.

There's no use. She's dead.

This is bad. Mighty bad.

I'm sure sorry.

Well, I'm sorry too.

I wasn't talkin' about her. She's gone.

It's you I'm sorry for.



- Frank!

- Yeah?

- It's Zee.

- Zee?

- I can hardly believe my eyes.

- Zee!

- Frank.

- How are you, Zee?

- I've worried so about you all.

- About us?

How's everybody?

How's everything at home? How's Ma?


Ma? What happened?


You mean she's dead?

Oh, Jesse...

Well, let's go.

Bye, honey.

- Jesse, don't you go.

- I've got to.

Oh, no, Jesse. Please.

I can't help it, Zee. I just got to.

- Let Frank.

- Sorry, honey.

Frank, make him.

- Take care of her.

- What about me?

I'm the one he did it to, cos I shot him.

Go ahead. If you don't get him, I will.

It might be a long time

before I see you, Zee.

I can wait.

- Goodbye, honey.

- Goodbye, Jesse.

Just keep anybody

from bothering me, that's all.

Boys, the dust speaks for itself.

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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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