I Shot Jesse James


I Shot Jesse James Review

Very dated but passable feature about the not-so-glamorous death of Jesse James, and the man who shot him in the back (Robert Ford). Interesting mainly because it's Samuel Fuller's first film, showing off a few of his trademark touches -- but not enough to make the movie stand on its own.
I Shot Jesse James

Facts and Figures

Run time: 81 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 26th February 1949

Distributed by: Criterion Collection

Production compaines: Lippert Pictures


Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Fresh: 7 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: Carl K. Hittleman

Starring: as Bob Ford, as Jesse James, as Frank James, as Charles Ford, Preston Foster as John Kelley, as Cynthy Waters, J. Edward Bromberg as Harry Kane, Victor Kilian as Soapy, Eddie Dunn as Joe, Silver King Bartender, Margia Dean as Saloon Singer, Byron Foulger as Silver King Room Clerk, Jeni Le Gon as Veronica, Cynthy's Maid, Barbara Woodell as Mrs. Zee James (as Barbara Wooddell), as Man in Saloon (as Phil Pine)

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