GenreWestern DistributorParamount Pictures CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 15, 1927 (1927-10-15) WriterFrances Marion (screenplay), Frances Marion (story) Produced byAdolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky Similar moviesThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Jesse james under the black flag 1930 western biography
Jesse James is a 1927 silent film produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky and released through Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Lloyd Ingraham and starred cowboy star Fred Thomson whose wife Frances Marion wrote the scenario under the nom de plume Frank M. Clifton.
The film was a light approach on the life of the famous outlaw, Jesse James, and was not popular with a large segment of the audience. Jesse E. James, the outlaw's son, served as technical advisor on the film.
Fred Thomson - Jesse James
Nora Lane - Zerelda Mimms
Montagu Love - Frederick Mimms
Mary Carr - Mrs. Zerelda Samuels
James Pierce - Frank James
Harry Woods - Bob Ford
William Courtright - Parson Bill
Silver King the Horse - Fred Thomson's steed
Both IMDB and Lost Film Files have this film as being a lost film while SilentEra states that "a print exists".