Jesse James (1939)

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The story of Frank and Jesse James, who become outlaws after the murder of their mother by railwaymen who were attempting to gain their land.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: 'After the tragic war between the states, America turned to the winning of the West. The symbol of this era was the building of the trans-continental railroads. The advance of the railroads was, in some cases, predatory and unscrupulous. Whole communities found themselves victimized by an ever-growing ogre - the Iron Horse. It was this uncertain and lawless age that gave to the world, for good or ill, its most famous outlaws, the brothers Frank and Jesse James.'

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