I Shot Jesse James
I Shot Jesse James (1949) was the first motion picture written and directed by Samuel Fuller (The Steel Helmet, Merrill's Marauders, The Big Red One). "The dirty little coward, who shot Mr. Howard," Robert Ford (John Ireland), cannot live down his reputation for shooting his best friend, Jesse James (Reed Hadley), in the back. His effort to start over in Colorado is doomed.
The following weapons were used in the film I Shot Jesse James:
Single Action Army
Throughout the film, Jesse James and his gang carry a Single Action Army.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers as it is just the right length. - .45 Long Colt
Jesse James (Reed Hadley) robs the Cattlemens Bank.
Jesse gives Robert Ford a gift, a "Colt .45, improved pattern, silver mounted, pearl handle."
Jesse removes his gun belt; Robert Ford (John Ireland
) thinks of the bounty on his friend's head.
Bob Ford makes up his mind.
Jesse straightens a picture; Bob takes aim.
The dirty little coward shoots Mr. Howard (Jesse)
Mrs. Zee James (Barbara Woodell) laments Bob Ford's handiwork.
Bob Ford reenacts his betrayal on stage.
Bob Ford displays the gun that killed Jesse James.
Kane (J. Edward Bromberg) speculates that the gun will one day be a museum piece.
Bob Ford cannot outrun his past.
Bob Ford confronts Marshall John Kelley (Preston Foster).
Bob Ford fires the Colt for the last time.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
Throughout the film, various characters carry a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.
Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
Frank James (Tom Tyler) helps rob the Cattlemens Bank.
A gang member watches the door.
John Kelley cleans his gun.
John Kelley leaves town to avoid trouble.
Frank James arrives in town, looking for the "dirty little coward" who shot his brother.
Frank James warns Bob Ford.
Kelley prepares for the showdown.
Cynthy Waters (Barbara Britton) grieves over Bob's body.