R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.
Robert Ford is told that opals are unlucky. This is a long-standing superstition, because opals lose their luster and iridescence over time. The iridescence is due to moisture being caught in the crystal. When it dries out, then the opal becomes "... ...
He was growing into middle age, and was living then in a bungalow on Woodland Avenue. He installed himself in a rocking chair and smoked a cigar down in the evenings as his wife wiped her pink hands on an apron and reported happily on their two ...
When Robert Ford sends a telegram announcing that he has killed Jesse James, he goes into an American Telegraph Company office and uses an American Telegraph blank. The blank correctly identifies E. S. Sanford as American Telegraph's president, but the date (1882) is wrong. American Telegraph merged with Western Union in 1866. American Telegraph's lines ran along the Eastern seaboard, from New York to New Orleans. St. Joseph, Missouri, was in the territory of Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph Company, which later merged with Western Union.
The film does not contain either an opening title nor intro credits. The film title is displayed first after the final fadeout.
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