Jesse James

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Jesse James ★★★ 1939

One of director King's best efforts is this Hollywood biography of the notorious outlaw. 24-year-old Power showed he was more than just his good looks in the title role but Fonda truly became a star in the role of brother Frank James. Screenwriter Johnson also focused more on the legend than the reality of the outlaw's career in post-Civil War Missouri. 105m/C VHS, DVD . Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power, Randolph Scott, Henry Hull, Jane Darwell, Brian Donlevy, Charles Halton, John Carradine, Donald Meek, Slim Summerville; D: Henry King; W: Nunnally Johnson; C: George Barnes, William Howard Greene; M: Louis Silvers.