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True Story of Jesse James (1957) was a Biographical - Action Film directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Herbert B. Swope Jr..

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Although Jesse indicates the award for him has reached $30,000.00; in fact the arrangement with Robert Ford made by Missouri Governor Crittenden included a pardon for a previous murder and payment of $10,000.00. Only part of that $10,000.00 was received by the Ford brothers.
Footage from the original 1939 production was used when Frank and Jesse go over a cliff on horseback into a river and when they crashed, on horseback, through a store window during the "Northfield Minnesota Raid."
John Carradine plays Rev. Bailey in this re-make. He played Robert Ford in the 1939 original production.
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