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Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)

  • Rate: 6.9/10 total 111 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime | Western
  • Release Date: 30 October 1948 (USA)
  • Runtime: 180 min (13 episodes)
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Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)

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  • IMDb page: Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)
  • Rate: 6.9/10 total 111 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime | Western
  • Release Date: 30 October 1948 (USA)
  • Runtime: 180 min (13 episodes)
  • Filming Location: Iverson Ranch – 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $149,985 (estimated)
  • Stars: Clayton Moore, Steve Darrell, Noel Neill | See full cast and crew
  • Sound Mix: Mono
  • Plot Keyword: Mine | Gold Mine | Missouri | Gold | Saddle

Writing Credits By:

  • Franklin Adreon (original screenplay) and
  • Basil Dickey (original screenplay) and
  • Sol Shor (original screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Chapter Titles: 1. Agent of Treachery; 2. The Hidden Witness; 3. The Lost Tunnel; 4. Blades of Death; 5. Roaring Wheels; 6. Passage to Danger; 7. The Secret Code; 8. Doomed Cargo; 9. The Eyes of the Law; 10. The Stolen Body; 11. The Death Trap; 12. Talk or Die!; 13. Unmasked.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: Dave Sharpe is clearly doubling Steve Darrell during the fight in the cave in Chapter 3 but isn't credited.

Plot: Jesse James returns to Missouri, and he and brother Frank come to the aid of a young woman who owns a gold mine… See more » |  »

Story: Jesse James returns to Missouri, and he and brother Frank come to the aid of a young woman who owns a gold mine. Her father was murdered and she took over the mine, and now the villains who killed her father are trying to drive her out of the mine so they can take it over. Written [email protected]

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Franklin Adreon known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Clayton Moore known as Jesse James, aka John Howard
  • Steve Darrell known as Frank James, aka Bob Carroll
  • Noel Neill known as Judy Powell
  • George J. Lewis known as Gang leader Rafe
  • Stanley Andrews known as Jim Powell [Ch.1]
  • John Crawford known as Amos Ramsey
  • Sam Flint known as Banker Paul Thatcher
  • House Peters Jr. known as Sheriff [Chs. 1-2, 5-6, 11]
  • Dale Van Sickel known as Bank Robber [Ch. 1] / Henchman [Chs. 4-5] / Thomas Dale [Chs. 9-10]
  • Tom Steele known as Mike Steele [Chs. 1-2, 11] / Water Tower Henchman [Ch. 12] / Henchman Gus
  • James Dale known as J.B. Nichols [Ch. 9]
  • I. Stanford Jolley known as Attorney [Chs. 9-10]
  • Gene Roth known as The Marshal [Chs. 9-10] (as Gene Stutenroth)
  • Lane Bradford known as Henchman Bill [Chs. 4-5, 11-12]
  • George Chesebro known as Jim, Station Agent [Chs. 1, 3, 6]
  • Jack Kirk known as Stage Driver (Chapters 1, 3, 11)
  • Ralph Bucko known as Henchman [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
  • Roy Bucko known as Henchman [ch 7] (uncredited)
  • Steve Clark known as Sheriff [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
  • Victor Cox known as Henchman [Chs 3-7-8] (uncredited)
  • Art Dillard known as Saddlehorn Rock Henchman [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
  • Frank Ellis known as Citizen #1 (uncredited)
  • Augie Gomez known as Henchman Hall [Chs. 5-6] (uncredited)
  • Fred Graham known as Bank Robber [Ch . 1] (uncredited)
  • Duke Green known as Tunnel Henchman [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)
  • Carey Loftin known as Henchman Pete [Chs. 3-4] / Henchman [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
  • Jack Montgomery known as Townsman [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
  • Frank O'Connor known as Doctor [Ch. 10] (uncredited)
  • Bud Osborne known as Bat Kelsey [Chs. 5-6] (uncredited)
  • Eddie Parker known as Oak Canyon Henchman [Ch. 4] / Mine Henchman [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
  • Joe Phillips known as Townsman (uncredited)
  • Bob Reeves known as Bank Robber [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
  • David Sharpe known as Barn Henchman [Chs. 10-11] (uncredited)
  • Duke Taylor known as Tunnel Henchman [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)
  • Guy Teague known as Henchman Dirk [Chs. 11, 13] (uncredited)
  • Ken Terrell known as Water Tower Henchman [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
  • Rosa Turich known as Rosita [Chs. 1, 4-5, 7, 12] (uncredited)
  • Bud Wolfe known as Kidnap Henchman [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
  • Joe Yrigoyen known as Tunnel Henchman [Ch. 6] (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Bob Mark known as makeup supervisor
  • Peggy Gray known as hair stylist (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Republic Pictures (I)


  • Republic Pictures (I) (1948) (USA) (theatrical)
  • British Empire Films Canada (1948) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • British Lion Film Corporation (1948) (UK) (theatrical)
  • British Empire Films Australia (1948) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • British Empire Films (N.Z.) (1948) (New Zealand) (theatrical)
  • Minerva Film (1948) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Tropical Films de Cuba (1948) (Cuba) (theatrical)
  • Compania Distribuidora Films (1948) (Colombia) (theatrical)
  • Filmes Luís Machado (1948) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Yksityistcatterien Filmvoukraamo (1948) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Republic Films of C. A. (1948) (Panama) (theatrical)
  • Republic Pictures of Puerto Rico (1948) (Puerto Rico) (theatrical)
  • Cinematografico de Pacifico (1948) (Peru) (theatrical)
  • Monopole (1948) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • African Consolidated Films (1948) (South Africa) (theatrical)
  • Republic Pictures (I) (1956) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)
  • Republic Pictures Home Video (1999) (USA) (VHS)
  • Comet Video (2005) (USA) (DVD)
  • Comet Video (2005) (USA) (VHS)



Other Stuff

Release Date:
  • USA 30 October 1948
  • Portugal 8 July 1952



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. ([email protected]) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    11 Apr 2013, 12:10 pm

    "Adventures of Frank and Jesse James" was the second of three serialsproduced by Republic Studios between 1947 and 1950. In this one Jesse(Clayton Moore) is joined by brother Frank (Steve Darrell).

    The story picks up with Jesse returning from Tennessee (the sight of"JesseJames Rides Again"), in the same black hat, waistcoat costume, to Missourito join up with brother Frank. There, without explanation, he changes intoaridiculous looking costume consisting of a really, really wide brimmed hatand chaps that are usually associated with cattlemen. There’s nary a cowtobe seen in this film. Actually it was the practice of the "B" studios todress their characters in costumes that would match stock footage liftedfrom earlier productions. Frank James is garbed in buckskins for goodnesssake.

    The story involves the James boys , under assumed names of course, comingto the aid of helpless heroine Noel Neill as partners in her father’s (whohas been murdered by the villains) gold mine. The boys hope to reimbursevictims of crimes that were committed in their name for which they areinnocent. Trying to foil their efforts are "respectable" mining engineerJohn Crawford and his gang lead by George J. Lewis and the usual endlesssupply of henchmen.

    I guess seeing Yakima Canutt’s name as co-director (with Fred C.Brannon),I expected more. But the stunts although well done by the Republic stuntcrew, are no different from any of 100 other serials. There are the usualfights, gunfights, and chases but really none of the spectacular stuntsforwhich Canutt was famous.

    Rounding out the cast are Stanley Andrews as the heroine’s father, SamFlint as Thatcher the banker who bankrolls the boys, House Peters Jr. asthesheriff, Gene Roth as the Marshal and George Cheseboro as the owner of theGeneral Store. On the other side of the law we have I. Stanford Jolley asacrooked lawyer and Lane Bradford in his first serial as a henchman. In aninspired bit of casting veteran stunt men Dale Van Sickel and Tom Steeleplay characters named "Dale" and "Steele". Steele also appears as twootherhenchmen as well.

    Clayton Moore who was about to become TV’s The Lone Ranger plays Jesseforthe second and last time. Boy, no one ever lost so many fights or couldrollout of harms way faster than he. Noel Neill was also about to realize her15minutes of fame as Lois Lane in the Superman serials and later in the TVseries.

  2. Mike Newton ([email protected]) from Hamilton OHIO
    11 Apr 2013, 12:10 pm

    Adventures of Frank and Jesse James was released in 1948, the same yearas the celebrated hoax of Jesse returning from the dead. Seems some oldcodger out in Missouri, obviously a JJ fan, turned up saying that hewas the real Jesse James and another man was buried in his place.Clayton Moore wears the same outfit as he did in the 1947 JJ RidesAgain, a black frock coat and a flat brim hat. In the 1948 serial, hewears a floppy brim Stetson and bat wing chaps to match the footage ofDon "Red" Barry in the Red Ryder serial. Steve Darrell (Frank James)wore the buckskin outfit of Hal Taliferro, Barry's sidekick in theserial. While Moore may have extricated himself from on screen perilsby rolling aside, his athletic ability in JJ Rides Again saved his lifewhen a burning wagon tipped over too close for comfort. The JJ serialswere not meant to be taken for historical accuracy, just a way to takea familiar Western historical character and change him for Hollywood.Just like the Buster Crabbe Billy the Kid features.

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