U certificateThe True Story of Jesse James is a Film programme that first aired in 1956 and has been classified a U certificate.

The True Story of Jesse James is a 3 star programme

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The True Story of Jesse James (1956)

Directed by
Nicholas Ray

Borrowing widely from Nunally Johnson's script for Henry King's 1939 version of the legend, Nicholas Ray's film stars Robert Wagner as the legendary outlaw, with Jeffrey Hunter as his brother Frank. As he did in Rebel without a Cause, Ray portrays James as a rebel rather than a simple outlaw, driven to a life of crime by Northern sympathisers after the Civil War, as the film follows the last 18 years of his life.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1956

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Robert WagnerRobert Wagner...Jesse James
Image for Jeffrey HunterJeffrey Hunter...Frank James
Hope Lange...Zee
Agnes Moorehead...Mrs. Samuel
Alan Hale Jr....Cole Younger
Alan Baxter...Remington
John Carradine...Reverend Jethro Bailey
Rachel Stephens...Anne
Barney Phillips...Dr. Samuel
Biff Elliot...Jim Younger
Frank Overton...Major Cobb
Barry Atwater...Attorney Walker
Marian Seldes...Rowena Cobb
Chubby Johnson...Askew
Frank Gorshin...Charley