This remake of the 1939 JESSE JAMES takes a similar story but changes the emphasis and themes, becoming a work that clearly belongs to its director Ray. Wagner is the notorious outlaw who turns to crime with brother Hunter when their post-Civil War South crumbles. First the two are shot at
by Union forces despite a white flag of surrender. The brothers are further embittered by how easily their former Confederate neighbors become accustomed to the Union men who settle into their town to rebuild. Because of their steadfast southern sympathies, the James boys are denied work and
finally take to robbery just to get money. The two find the criminal life exhilarating an...