Alias Jesse James (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Alias Jesse James (1959)

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Milford Farnsworth (Bob Hope) is a life insurance man who sells a policy to the outlaw Jesse James. Realizing the risk, the company sends Farnsworth to make the agreement null and void. Jesse (Wendell Corey) hopes to switch identities with the hapless agent in hopes Farnsworth is killed and Jesse can collect the money. Comedy ensues as attempts are made to reverse the agreement in lieu of the gunfighter's dangerous occupation.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Western
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In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
MGM

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Cast

Bob Hope
as Milford Farnsworth
Rhonda Fleming
as Cora Lee Collins
Wendell Corey
as Jesse James
Jim Davis
as Frank James
Gloria Talbott
as Indian Maiden
Will Wright
as Titus Queasley
Mary Young
as Ma James
Sid Melton
as Fight Fan
George E. Stone
as Gibson Girl Fan
James Burke
as Charlie
Joseph Vitale
as Sam Hiawatha
Hugh O'Brian
as Wyatt Earp
Ward Bond
as Maj. Seth Adams
Oliver Blake
as Undertaker
James Arness
as Matt Dillon
Roy Rogers
as Himself
Iron Eyes Cody
as Bit part
Fess Parker
as Davy Crockett
Mickey Finn
as Tough
Gail Davis
as Annie Oakley
James Garner
as Bret Maverick
Gene Autry
as Himself
J. Anthony Hughes
as Dirty Dog Saloonkeeper
Ethan Laidlaw
as Henchman
Bing Crosby
as Himself
Gary Cooper
as Himself
Jack Lambert
as Snake Brice
Lyle Latell
as Conductor
Emory Parnell
as Sheriff
Glenn Strange
as Henchman
Harry Tyler
as Elmo, the Station Master
Richard Alexander
as Jeremiah Cole
Mike Ross
as Killer
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Critic Reviews for Alias Jesse James

All Critics (2)

A funny Western comedy in which Bob Hope plays an insurance agent who encounters the legendary criminal, with many cameos by Paramount's stars.

Full Review… | June 18, 2010
EmanuelLevy.Com

A typical bumbling cowardly but heroic Bob Hope comedy, that's strictly for his fans who enjoy his pratfalls and the motor mouth's lame one-liners.

Full Review… | January 20, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Alias Jesse James

½

Another funny movie with Hope. It does get a little too silly at times, and the story is predictable, but if you're a fan of his, like I am, you'll enjoy this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This is an entertaining film, but rather average for a Bob Hope film. It is not up there with The Paleface films. Rhonda Fleming is bland, the jokes are not always that good but it is well produced and there are enough good things to keep the viewer happy.

James Higgins
James Higgins

This is an entertaining film, but rather average for a Bob Hope film. It is not up there with The Paleface films. Rhonda Fleming is bland, the jokes are not always that good but it is well produced and there are enough good things to keep the viewer happy.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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