It takes a real sharp-shootin', rough-ridin' horseman to keep Jesse James in line. But until he arrives, insurance broker Miford Farnsworth will simply have to do. Bob Hope stars as the yellowest cowboy ever to ride with the James gang in this fast-paced western spoof riddled with rapid-fire laughs and surefire stunts! When Milford sells a $100,000 life insurance policy to "T.J. James," a young man who says he's "well known in the banking and railroad circles," the down-on-his-luck broker thinks he's made a killing. But his elation is short-lived when he realizes that his new client is none other than Jesse James - who is already worth more dead than alive! Suddenly Milford finds himself saddled with a new commission: to go west, join the James gang and do everything possible to keep the deadliest outlaw in history...alive! Featuring deliriously entertaining cameos from western stars Fess Parker, James Garner, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and more, Alias Jesse James is a wildly funny ride you'll never forget!

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Alias Jesse James (1959)

Western/Comedy · 1h 32m

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It takes a real sharp-shootin', rough-ridin' horseman to keep Jesse James in line. But until he arrives, insurance broker Miford Farnsworth will simply have to do. Bob Hope stars as the yellowest cowboy ever to ride with the James gang in this fast-paced western spoof riddled with rapid-fire laughs and surefire stunts! When Milford sells a $100,000 life insurance policy to "T.J. James," a young man who says he's "well known in the banking and railroad circles," the down-on-his-luck broker thinks he's made a killing. But his elation is short-lived when he realizes that his new client is none other than Jesse James - who is already worth more dead than alive! Suddenly Milford finds himself saddled with a new commission: to go west, join the James gang and do everything possible to keep the deadliest outlaw in history...alive! Featuring deliriously entertaining cameos from western stars Fess Parker, James Garner, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and more, Alias Jesse James is a wildly funny ride you'll never forget!

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Released
Cast
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Gary Cooper

Cowboy (uncredited)
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Richard Alexander

Jeremiah Cole (uncredited)
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Chuck Hamilton

Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Wilbur Mack

Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Ethan Laidlaw

James Gang Member
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Bob Hope

Milford Farnsworth
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Rhonda Fleming

Cora Lee Collins
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Wendell Corey

Jesse James
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Gloria Talbott

Princess Irawanie (as Gloria Talbot)
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Jim Davis

Frank James
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Will Wright

Titus Queasley
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Mary Young

'Ma' James
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Mickey Finn

Tough #2 in Dirty Dog Saloon
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Bob Gunderson

James Gang Member
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Fred Kohler Jr.

James Gang Member (as Fred Kohler)
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Glenn Strange

James Gang Member
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James Arness

Marshal Matt Dillon (uncredited)
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Oliver Blake

Mortimer Hopelaw (uncredited)
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Ward Bond

Major Seth Adams (uncredited)
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Wally Brown

Dirty Dog Bartender (uncredited)
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James Burke

Charlie (uncredited)
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Bing Crosby

Bing (uncredited)
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Scatman Crothers

Railroad Porter (uncredited)
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Gail Davis

Annie Oakley (uncredited)
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J. Anthony Hughes

Dirty Dog Saloonkeeper (uncredited)
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I. Stanford Jolley

Conductor #2 (uncredited)
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Jack Lambert

Snake Brice (uncredited)
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Lyle Latell

Conductor #1 (uncredited)
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Mike Mazurki

Dirty Dog Tough (uncredited)
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Sid Melton

New York Bar Fight Fan (uncredited)
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Hugh O'Brian

Wyatt Earp (uncredited)
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Nestor Paiva

Grigsby (uncredited)
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Fess Parker

Davy Crockett (uncredited)
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Emory Parnell

Angel's Rest Sheriff (uncredited)
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Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers (uncredited)
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Michael Ross

Grigsby's Killer (uncredited)
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Jay Silverheels

Tonto (uncredited)
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George E. Stone

Man in Bar (uncredited)
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Trigger

Trigger (uncredited)
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Harry Tyler

Elmo (uncredited)
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Joseph Vitale

Sam Hiawatha (uncredited)
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Gene Autry

Gene Autry (scenes deleted)
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James Garner

Bret Maverick (scenes deleted)
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Rex Andrews

Barfly (uncredited)
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Al Bain

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Eddie Baker

Townsman (uncredited)
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Phil Bloom

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Noble 'Kid' Chissell

Barfly (uncredited)
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Michael Cirillo

Townsman (uncredited)
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Iron Eyes Cody

2nd Indian on Train (uncredited)
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Bing Conley

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Lynn Craft

Man in Bar (uncredited)
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Walt Davis

Deptuty (uncredited)
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Sayre Dearing

Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Betty Endicott

Townswoman (uncredited)
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Bob Folkerson

Henchman (uncredited)
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George Huggins

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Ray Jones

Barfly (uncredited)
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Dave Kashner

Barfly (uncredited)
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Mike Mahoney

Townsman (uncredited)
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Joe Oakie

Man in Bar (uncredited)
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Bob Perry

Townsman (uncredited)
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Joe Phillips

Townsman (uncredited)
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Joe Ploski

Townsman (uncredited)
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Ford Raymond

Townsman (uncredited)
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Bob Reeves

Barfly (uncredited)
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Cosmo Sardo

Saloon Patron (uncredited)
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Jack Tornek

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Blaine Turner

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Sailor Vincent

Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Crew
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William Bowers

Writer
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Norman Z. McLeod

Director
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Robert St. Aubrey

Writer
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Bert Lawrence

Writer
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Daniel B. Beauchamps

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Alias Jesse james

(DVD)

12/4/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Alias Jesse James

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

7/27/2021

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