Jesse James and the Movies by Johnny D. Boggs

By Johnny D. Boggs

This illustrated filmography analyzes the plots and avid gamers of the greater than 40 films in regards to the mythical Missouri outlaw Jesse James (1847-1882), from the silent period to the twenty first century. one of the motion pictures and actors coated are Jesse James (1939) with Tyrone strength, Kansas Raiders (1950) with Audie Murphy, the nice Northfield, Minnesota Raid (1972) with Robert Duvall, and The Assassination of Jesse James by means of the Coward Robert Ford (2007) with Brad Pitt. each one assessment compares Hollywood's model of historical past to the not easy proof. a short biography of the outlaw offers an outline of his existence and profession. additionally tested are ecu motion pictures, made-for-television video clips and carrying on with television sequence that experience featured Jesse James.

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159 Hit or not, the movie was controversial, and Thomson would take a public relations beating. ”160 Also upset were Jesse Edwards James and his daughter Jessie, who said they understood Jessie was to have been cast as her grandmother. He filed suit against Paramount for $75,000, for money he said was due him for scenario suggestions, providing wardrobe and props and for the “broken promise” to his daughter. When that suit was dismissed, James filed another suit, this one against Thomson. It also was dismissed.

10 It wouldn’t take long before filmmakers decided to spotlight Jesse James. CHAPTER THREE The Silent Era, 1908–1927 The number of silent movies about Jesse James will likely never be known. In “A Jesse James Filmography” in his book Frank and Jesse James: The Story Behind the Legend, the late historian Ted P. Yeatman lists five —The James Boys of Missouri (1908), Jesse James (1911), Jesse James Under the Black Flag (1921), Jesse James as the Outlaw (1921) and Jesse James (1927)1— but research reveals others.

G. Grover took out a notice in the local newspaper: To the People: There has been some criticism with reference to a set of Moving Pictures displayed at the Palace Theatre. These pictures show Jesse James and his wild life, ending with his reform and making a good citizen. There is nothing objectionable to the films and they are exhibited at other picture houses. Crowds who attended the show were satisfied. ”57 And in Belleville, Kansas, the local paper said, “The Jesse James moving pictures have been suppressed in several Kansas towns by the local authorities, acting under a Kansas statute, or city ordinance.

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