The Great Jesse James Raid

The Great Jesse James Raid is a 1953 American Ansco Color Western film directed by Reginald LeBorg and starring Willard Parker, Barbara Payton, and Tom Neal.[1][2][3] This was the only film for Tom Neal and Barbara Payton to co-star together, as their ill-famed love affair essentially derailed the movie careers of both of them.

The Great Jesse James Raid
Theatrical release poster
Directed byReginald LeBorg
Produced byRobert L. Lippert
Written byRichard H. Landau
StarringWillard Parker
Barbara Payton
Tom Neal
Music byBert Shefter
CinematographyGilbert Warrenton
Edited byCarl Pierson
Jezebel Productions
Distributed byLippert Pictures
Release date
  • July 17, 1953 (1953-07-17) (United States)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film marked the production debut of Robert L. Lippert's son.[4]


The famous outlaw and bank robber Jesse James is lured from his comfortable retirement in St. Joseph, Missouri, to commit one more robbery to retrieve gold from an abandoned mine in Colorado. But the affair will go wrong.[5][6]



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  3. "The Great Jesse James Raid (1953)". BFI Film Forever. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
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