Jesse James Rides Again

Jesse James Rides Again (1947) is a Republic film serial.

Jesse James Rides Again
Directed byFred C. Brannon
Thomas Carr
Produced byM. J. Frankovich
Written byFranklin Adreon
Basil Dickey
Jesse Duffy
Sol Shor
StarringClayton Moore
Linda Stirling
Roy Barcroft
John Compton
Tristram Coffin
Tom London
Holly Bane
Edmund Cobb
CinematographyJohn MacBurnie
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • August 2, 1947 (1947-08-02) (U.S. serial)[1]
  • March 28, 1955 (1955-03-28) (U.S. re-release)[1]
Running time
13 chapters / 180 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$149,967 (negative cost: $180,497)[1]



Jesse James Rides Again was budgeted at $149,967 although the final negative cost was $180,497 (a $30,530, or 20.4%, overspend).[1]

It was filmed between January 10 and February 5, 1947.[1] The serial's production number was 1696.[1]

This was one of only four 13-chapter serials to be released by Republic. Three of the four were released in 1947, the only original serials released in that year. The fourth serial of the year was a re-release of the 15-chapter, 1941 serial Jungle Girl. This marked the first time Republic had re-released a serial to add to their first run serial releases.[1]


Special Effects

Special effects created by the Lydecker brothers.



Jesse James Rides Again's official release date is 2 August 1947, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.[1]

The serial was re-released on 28 March 1955 between the first runs of Panther Girl of the Kongo and King of the Carnival.[1]

Chapter titles

  1. The Black Raiders (20min)
  2. Signal for Action (13min 20s)
  3. The Stacked Deck (13min 20s)
  4. Concealed Evidence (13min 20s)
  5. The Corpse of Jesse James (13min 20s)
  6. The Traitor (13min 20s)
  7. Talk or Die! (13min 20s)
  8. Boomerang (13min 20s)
  9. The Captured Raider (13min 20s) - a re-cap chapter
  10. The Revealing Torch (13min 20s)
  11. The Spy (13min 20s)
  12. Black Gold (13min 20s)
  13. Deadline at Midnight (13min 20s)


See also


  1. Mathis, Jack (1995). Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement. Jack Mathis Advertising. pp. 3, 10, 98–99. ISBN 0-9632878-1-8.
  2. Cline, William C. (1984). "5. A Cheer for the Champions (The Heroes and Heroines)". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 88. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  3. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 245. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded by
Son of Zorro (1947)
Republic Serial
Jesse James Rides Again (1947)
Succeeded by
The Black Widow (1947)
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