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.
To this day, no one is sure if Robert Ford killed Jesse James with a Smith & Wesson No. 3 (either the .45 caliber "Schofield" or the New Model .44 Russian) or a Colt .45 caliber Single-Action Army (aka "Peacemaker"). Many primary sources contradict ... ...
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 shoots Jesse James, James's wife lays over him, screaming and crying. Jesse's eyes are closed. When the shot cuts to Ford, then back to James, his eyes are clearly wide open. After another cut away, James's eyes are closed again. (It may have been a deliberate choice by filmmakers, to indicate Ford's state of mind.)
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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