Jesse James

Jesse James
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Summary

The story of the outlaw who has captured the imagination of generations of Americans, yet in reality was not the character he is often remembered to be. Jesse and his brother Frank were Confederate guerrillas during the Civil War, committing atrocities against Union soldiers. After the conflict, he engineered the robbery of banks, stagecoaches and trains. However, there appears to be no evidence to support the popular belief that James robbed from the rich in order to redistribute wealth to the poor.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Michael Murphy
Director Mark Zwonitzer
Producer Mark Zwonitzer
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