U certificateThe Return of Frank James is a Film programme that first aired in 1940 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Return of Frank James is a 4 star programme

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The Return of Frank James (1940)

Directed by
Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang's first western is a sequel to Henry King's 1939 classic, in which Jesse James was shot in the back by the Ford brothers. His brother Frank, now a law-abiding farmer, is initially happy for the law to take its course, but when the killers are pardoned, he vows revenge. With his young sidekick Clem and newspaper reporter Eleanor Stone in tow, he tracks the Fords down to a vaudeville show in which they reconstruct Jesse's death.

Written by

Also known as "Le retour de Frank James"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 95 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1940

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Henry FondaHenry Fonda...Frank James aka Ben Woodson
Image for Gene TierneyGene Tierney...Eleanor Stone
Jackie Cooper...Clem aka Tom Grayson
Henry Hull...Maj. Rufus Cobb
John Carradine...Bob Ford
J. Edward Bromberg...George Runyan
Donald Meek...McCoy
Eddie Collins...Station agent at Eldora
George Barbier...Judge Ferris
Russell Hicks...Prosecutor
Ernest Whitman...'Pinky' Washington
Charles Tannen...Charlie Ford
Lloyd Corrigan...Randolph Stone
Victor Kilian...Preacher
Edward McWade...Col. Fentridge Jackson