Alias Jesse James (1959)

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Insurance agent innocently sells a policy to Jesse James and is sent by his boss to get the policy back or ensure Jesse doesn't get hurt.

Additional note: Contemporary TV Western favourites appearing in cameo parts (usually shown firing their gun, then casually blowing the smoke out of the barrel): Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp [from the series THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WYATT EARP] (with his Buntline) shoots a villain: "That got him." Ward Bond as Major Adams [from WAGON TRAIN]: "Well, back to the wagon." James Arness as Matt Dillon [from GUNSMOKE]: "Well, another one for Boot Hill." Roy Rogers: "Happy trails to you." Fess Parker as Davy Crockett: "Shoot at my friend, will ya?" Gail Davis as Annie Oakley [from the series ANNIE OAKLEY]: "A little high." Gary Cooper: "Yep." Jay Silverheels as Tonto [from THE LONE RANGER]: "Paleface bite dust." Bing Crosby: "This fella [Hope] needs all the help he can get."

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