Jesse James Under the Black Flag

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Jesse James Under the Black Flag ★★½ 1921

An interesting western/pseudo biography/flashback in which Coates and James Jr. (the outlaw's son) play themselves. As Coates attempts to gather information from Jesse's decendants, a stranger appears and falls for Jesse's granddaughter, who shuns him. He proceeds to read the Coates biography and the flashback begins, in the Jesse was really a good guy forced off the straight and narrow vein. 59m/B VHS . Jesse James Jr., Franklin Coates, Diana Reed, Marguerite Hungerford; D: Franklin Coates.