Jesse James (1927 film)

Jesse James is a 1927 American silent western 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.

Jesse James
Lobby poster
Directed byLloyd Ingraham
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byFrances Marion (story & scenario) (as Frank M. Clifton)
StarringFred Thomson
CinematographyAllen Siegler
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 15, 1927 (1927-10-15)
Running time
80 minutes; 8 reels (8,656 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

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.


Preservation status

Both IMDB and Lost Film Files have this film as being a lost film while states that "a print exists".[1][2][3][4]


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