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The First Films of Samuel Fuller: I Shot Jesse James

1949 Rated NR 1hr 21m

Offbeat director Samuel Fuller's debut feature tells the story of Bob Ford (John Ireland), who shoots famous outlaw Jesse James in the back to claim a reward. Though he just wants to marry his sweetheart and settle down, Ford finds his life has changed forever. This emotional Western features many of the stylistic touches that made Fuller a Hollywood legend, most notably the heavy use of dramatic close-ups.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.