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There's a saying about not letting the truth get in the way of a good story, and I think that might have been the film maker's approach here. The picture is riddled with inaccuracies throughout, and if the story had left out the names of Frank and Jesse James it might have been more serviceable as an entertaining Western. I'm not necessarily a stickler for one hundred percent accuracy in historical movies, but this one fell short by a long shot.
The casting here is a little suspect too. I can't picture Rob Lowe as the outlaw Jesse James. But since he got the nod, I thought he should have exhibited some of the maniacal excess that Emilio Estevez showed in portraying Billy the Kid in the 'Young Guns' films. The 'real' James/Younger Gang was formed by Frank James and Cole Younger, but it was the much younger Jesse who rose to prominence because of his brash and outspoken style. The inclusion of Randy Travis here as Cole wasn't too bad, but I had to wonder how much of his casting was dependent on someone singing 'Auld Lang Syne' in the latter part of the picture.
Ticking off some of the historical errors - the gang never met Allen Pinkerton during a train robbery, Jesse's wife Zee never killed anyone, it wasn't Jesse's idea to head for Northfield, Minnesota, and Cole Younger didn't shoot brother Bob while on the run. Maybe there will never be a film that's totally accurate about the James/Younger Gang, but a couple of them get close. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" and "The Long Riders" are both pretty good, and the earlier film has that very cool horse jump through the storefront windows during the Northfield bank raid (which didn't actually happen, but is more believable than most of this picture.
As if to add insult to injury, I happened to freeze the frames of the newspaper headlines about the James Gang exploits during the movie, and the underlying text had nothing to do with such captions as 'James Gang Robs Train' and 'Charlie Ford Captured.
But probably the biggest problem I had was in the depiction of Jesse's murder by the Fords. It appeared that Jesse was in some way sacrificing himself with his outstretched arms in supplication, as if to atone for his ruthless outlaw life. The implication of self directed suicide by leaving his gun on the table was just too blatant, right after watching his wife and young son agonize over their next move as a family. A movie by any other name would have been more satisfying.
This song actually gives me goosebumps. This the owners of those record labels trying their hand at rap. Quick Facts Birthday: January 10, 1843 Nationality: American Famous: Robbers American Men Died At Age: 72 Sun Sign: Capricorn Also Known As: Alexander Franklin James Born in: Clay County, Missouri, USA Famous as: Outlaw Family: Spouse/Ex- Annie Ralston James father: Robert Sallee James mother: Zerelda (Cole) James siblings: Archie Samuel, Fanny Quantrill Samuel, Jesse James, John Thomas Samuel, Robert R. James, Sarah Ellen Samuel, Susan Lavenia James Died on: February 18, 1915 place of death: Clay County, Missouri Continue Reading Below Frank James was an American soldier, guerrilla and outlaw and the older brother of the more famous outlaw, Jesse James. They were brought up on a Missouri farm, and shared their familys sympathy with the Southern cause and supported slavery when the American Civil War broke out. Frank originally enlisted as a Confederacy soldier and became an outlaw after the end of the war. The gang robbed banks from Iowa to Alabama and Texas and began holding up trains. They also preyed upon stagecoaches, stores, and individuals. The James gang was nearly destroyed while trying to rob the First National Bank at Northfield, Minn. Of the eight bandits only the James brothers escaped death or capture. After gathering a new gang, the James brothers resumed robbing. The Missouri governor offered a 10, 000 reward for their capture, dead or alive. Following the death of Jesse, betrayed by a member of the gang, Frank gave himself up. He was tried for murder and robbery and armed robbery but found not guilty on all the cases for want of evidence, and released. A free man, he retired to a quiet life on his familys farm doing odd jobs. He is less celebrated of the two brothers as he surrendered to the authorities preferring a long peaceful life to violence and possible imprisonment. Recommended Lists: Recommended Lists: Childhood & Early Life Born Alexander Franklin James on January 10, 1843 at Kearney, Missouri, to Baptist minister Reverend Robert Sallee James and his wife, Frank James was the oldest of three siblings including Jesse Woodson James and Susan Lavenia James. Following the death of his father and stepfather Benjamin Simms, his mother married a third time to Dr. Reuben Samuel in 1855 when Frank was 13 years old As a child, he showed interest in his late father's sizable library, especially the works of William Shakespeare. Census records show that James attended school regularly, and he reportedly wanted to become a teacher. Recommended Lists: Recommended Lists: Career In 1861, he joined the Confederate Home Guard unit of Centerville, Missouri. He was captured by Union soldiers the following year and forced to take oath not to reenlist in the Confederate army. In1863, he joined the Quantrill's guerrillas fighters who supported the Confederate army during the American Civil war. Other members of the gang included younger brother Jessie James, Cole Younger and James Younger. In 1863, Union soldiers roughed up his mother, and almost hanged her husband to death, and beat up Jesse for not giving them the location of Quantrill's guerrillas. In August, 1863, the Quantrill Raiders committed one of the worst atrocities of the Civil War when it attacked the town of Lawrence and killed 150 inhabitants and set fire to over 180 buildings. With the end of Civil War, the James brothers became outlaws. They established a gang that included Bob Younger, Cole Younger, James Younger, Bill Chadwell, Clell Miller and Charlie Pitts. In 1866, along with Cole Younger, John Jarrette, George and Oliver Sheppard, and Little Arch Clements, he robbed a bank at Liberty, Missouri, of Yankee money which resulted in the killing of a citizen. Over the next few years the brothers took part in twelve bank robberies, seven train robberies, four stage-coach robberies and various other criminal acts which resulted in at least eleven citizens getting killed. In 1873, they robbed their first train, the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad at Adair, Iowa, hoping to get the 75, 000 dollars in gold but the money was not on the train. After escaping from Minnesota, in 1877, he began living with wife Annie on rented accommodation near Nashville, Tennessee, under assumed names. Hoping to give up the outlaw life, he started a family. Jesse James moved his family to St. Joseph where he passed himself off as a cattle buyer. Eventually, a gang member killed Jesse in April 1882 and in return was pardoned by the governor. Frank was in Lynchburg, Virginia, at the time of Jesse's death. In May 1882, he decided to surrender with the help of friend and newspaper man John Newman Edwards directly to the governor. Many of the charges were dropped for lack of evidence. With regard to the Winston train robbery, his accomplice Dick Liddil identified him as being a robber and killer of the passenger. In 1883, he was acquitted of participating in the Winston train robbery and of murdering McMillan after the defense pointed out that Liddil himself was a robber and not to be trusted. He attempted to make a living working on the stage and in the circus. He also turned the family farm into a museum and charged visitors 30 cents to see his brothers grave. Major Crimes In 1876, the gang attempted to rob the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota, and killed the cashier. Members of the town opened fire wounding Frank who escaped and went into hiding. In1881, the brothers with Wood, Clarence Hite, and Dick Liddil, robbed a Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad owned train at Winston, Missouri, of 650 and passenger Frank McMillan was shot dead by Frank. Personal Life & Legacy Frank James married Annie Ralston and their only child Robert Franklin James was born in 1878 in Nashville. Frank died at his family home in Kearney following a heart attack. This outlaw was celebrated in many movies - the earliest being, Jesse James, in 1939 in which Henry Fonda portrayed Frank and also in the sequel, The Return of Frank James, the following year. In 1980, country singer Johnny Cash portrayed Frank James in the album, The Legend of Jesse James, and played Frank in the film The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James, six years later. Trivia The outlaw brothers stole gold what is equivalent to 1 billion dollars today, gave some in charity while the rest of that loot is buried all over Missouri, never recovered by the federal authorities. This outlaw declared once, If there is ever another war in the country, it will be between capital and labor. I mean between greed and manhood. ” Translate Wiki to Spanish, French, Hindi, Portuguese How To Cite Article Title - Frank James Biography Author - Editors, Website - URL Last Updated - November 10, 2017.
OH CMON MAN WHYY IM SO SAD THAT THERE DOING THIS. CANT WAIT TO SEE THESE GUYS IN MARCH. NEVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE 🔥🔥. This is some good stuff. 1864 Presidential Election The presidential election of 1864 is perhaps the least talked about battle of the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) was serving as the 16th president of the United States after defeating John C. Breckinridge (D-KY) John Bell (R-TN) and Stephen A. Douglas (D-IL)four years earlier. This time around Lincoln would be facing only one man, George B. McClellan (D-NJ. He was born in Philadelphia in the year 1826, his father is the founder of the Jefferson Medical College. He was accepted into the United States Military Academy at the age of fifteen, the academy had the minimum age of sixteen waived. After a fifteen year military career, that included overseeing European armies during the Crimean War of 1855, he resigned from commission and took an interest in Politics. Supposedly he sabotaged a “Republican Voting Fraud” attempt which helped the Democrats win that county in the 1860 Presidential Election. Four years later he found himself representing the Democratic party and the entire Confederacy. Which by 1864 was in truly bad shape, they were being pushed back on most of their fronts as Union generals such as Grant and Sherman made strong advancements into the south. Despite all these negatives many confederate men felt all they needed to turn the tide was to ensure McClellan won the election. Confederate General Sterling Price of the Missouri State Guard was one of those men. With an overall goal of influencing the election in McClellans favor, Gen. Price planned on capturing the city of St. Louis and the state capital Jefferson City. To help with this invasion he encouraged attacks on railroads and trains which would disrupt the Union supply lines. Centralia Massacre On the morning of September 27th, William T. “Bloody Bill” Anderson and his insurgent group of 80 guerrilla fighters went into the town of Centralia MO. Their plan was to disguise themselves as Union soldiers and disrupt part of the Northern Missouri Railroad but first they looted the town and legend has drank whiskey from boots stolen off of the town residents. Anderson and his group moved into position along the railroad and soon the train came rumbling towards them carrying 125 passengers with 23 of them being Union soldiers on leave after the Battle of Atlanta. After successfully stopping the train Anderson and his men ordered the Union solders off and stripped them of their uniforms. “Bloody Bill” requested a volunteer to step forward, answering the call was Sergeant Thomas Goodman. He bravely accepted the fate that he would be killed, but much to his dismay “Bloody Bill” had his men turn their guns on his fellow soldiers and had them executed, following that the bodies were maimed and scalped. The insurgents then ordered the rest of the passengers off the train, they lit the train on fire, and sent it running down the tracks towards Sturgeon, MO. They burned the the train depot as a last kick in the ribs and rode off with Sergeant Goodman in tow. Aftermath/Final Thoughts Obviously the Union does not stand for this kind of action, they muster together a Mounted Regiment of 146 men, led by Major. A. V. E. Johnston and are ordered to find “Bloody Bill” and his men. The very same day of the massacre, sometime after 3pm, they encountered the 80 guerrilla fighters. Johnston ordered his men to dismount and form a line of battle, they fired their muzzle loading Enfield rifles into the charging guerrilla riders and were then subsequently cut down by the quick firing revolvers of “Bloody Bill” and his men, among which are future outlaws Frank and Jesse James, Jesse would reportedly fire the shot that killed Major Johnston. 123 Union Soldiers were killed, 1 wounded. 3 Guerrilla fighters were killed, 10 wounded. I did my best to try and compile a list of names of the soldiers and guerrilla fighters that were lost in combat on the day of September 27, 1864. In Alphabetical Order ——————————————————————— Adams, George W Adams, Josiah Bell, Samuel Bishop, Charles Braden, John N Braden, William H Bragg, George W Bulager, Patrick Burt, Leander P Byrd, Ochnile Q Canada, John L Capps, Andrew J Christman, Phillip Christman, William Colay, William P Collier, Oscar Cook, George W Corbin, William H Cristein, John I Cunningham, Porter Deen, Sylvester Denny, William A Denton, Andrew J Dexhimer, William Dingle, Samuel L Dingle, William Donohoo, John Drennan, William Dunbar, Homer M Dunn, David N Eitel, Elijah E Elliott, William G Elston, Robert R Evans, Eleazor Floor, William G Ford, Bennett Jr Forsythe, James Glahn, Joseph S Goats, Charles W Googh, Henry T Graves, David R Graves, John B W Greenfield, Robert L Gunby, James S Hanlin, Granville Hanlin, John Hardin, John W Hargrove, Benjamin Hayward, Alfred B Henry, James M Hine, Alfred B Hine, Valentine Jeffers, William H Jenkins, Charles M Johnston, A V E Keller, Canada Keller, Henry Kline, Charles Knepper, William Labus, Anthony Lair, William M Loar, William F Long, Meshack B Lorton, Daniel Marquett, Louis Matteson, Charles May, Jasper McClanahan, Traverse Miles, Edwin T Miller, Fredrick Miller, George W Mock, James R P Montgomery, J C Moore, John Morrow, James Morrow, Joseph Musick, Mark S Nisbit, Joseph S Norton, William Osborn, Eli F Parsons, Alfred S Pilgrim, Conrad Polly, Adolphus B Porter, Henry F Prussell, James W Reed, Jacob Renden, Charles E Reynolds, John G Riggs, David Ross, William A Selby, Emmitt H Sellers, James C Sherwood, Levi D Shoemaker, William Shuler, Winfield Simler, Daniel A Simoner, Peter Slaughter, Isaak Smith, James A Smith, William T Spicer, John S Spires, Robert E Stalcup, James Stevenson, Benjamin Straghan, Edward Stuteville, James O Vaden, Joseph N Vandiver, Algernon M Vanosdale, George W Waddill, James H B Walters, Andrew W Waugh, Thomas Webdell, Jonathan Wellbaum, Davis Wexler, Jacob R Whitelock, William T Williams, Richard Willis, James Wise, Christopher C Wood, John R Zimmerman, Alfred ——————————————————————— Sadly I could only find 121 names and there is obviously a higher casualty count than that. Still though I feel its important to recognize who we can and remember what we can. I wont cover the entire American Civil War aftermath (Its quite extensive) but I will say that General Price invasion of St Louis and Jefferson City never happened and he was basically forced out of the state into Kansas where his men were defeated and he fled to Mexico. I think I might cover “Bloody Bill” Anderson more extensively in a different post, hes quite an interesting story so more on him another day. History is set in stone, it cant be changed and should be remember for what it was. Like I said in my other post I dont judge these people for the lives they lived, the country was in turmoil back then and a lot of things didnt seem to right to some people I guess. Im no historian so I dont really know but I enjoy the research and the writing I get to do by putting these out, Hope You Guys Enjoyed It.
Money talks and I talk back. To the 41 people who disliked, i want you to lay on a cold floor or even outside blast this song and enjoy a nice thinking session. Hey is it ok if I use your song in a time lapse video of me painting? The video won't be monetized and it's going to go in my online portfolio. I just wanted to get permission before I use it. Love your music <3. The other guy with hair sounds like rick ross just white, am i wrong. Bleached paper? really. Directed by Robert Boris Writing Credits ( WGA) Robert Boris... (written by) Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification Rob Lowe... Jesse James Bill Paxton... Frank James Randy Travis... Cole Younger Dana Wheeler-Nicholson... Annie Maria Pitillo... Zee Luke Askew... Lone Rider Sean Patrick Flanery... Zack Murphy Alexis Arquette... Charlie Ford Todd Field... Bob Younger John Pyper-Ferguson... Clell Miller Nicholas Sadler... Arch Clements (as Nick Sadler) William Atherton... Allan Pinkerton Tom Chick... Detective Whitcher Mary Neff... Widow Miller Richard Maynard... John Sheets Jim Flowers... Bob Ford Mari Askew... Ma James William Michael Evans... Jesse Jr. Lyle Armstrong... McGuff Cole S. McKay... Sheriff Baylor (as Cole McKay) Dennis Letts... Railroad C. E. O. John Stiritz... Ruben Samuels Micah Dyer... John Younger Jackie Stewart... Governor Crittendon Chad Linley... Archie Samuels Rhed Khilling... Stage Driver Jerry Saunders... Northfield Teller D. C. 'Dash' Goff... Engineer Robert Moniot... Young Captain Norman Hawley... Baptist Preacher Jeffrey Paul Johnson... Davies Bank Teller Bryce Thomason... Reporter (as Bryce Anthony Thomason) John Paxton... Working Man Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis... Woman on Train Sudie Henson... Old Woman on Train Rest of cast listed alphabetically: David Arquette... (uncredited) Johnathan Gorman... Prison Guard Ron Licari... Townsman Paul G Newton... Carpet Bagger Produced by Mark Amin... executive producer Cassian Elwes... producer Bruce Wayne Gillies... line producer Andrew Hersh... co-producer Elliott Kastner... Music by Mark McKenzie Cinematography by Walt Lloyd Film Editing by Christopher Greenbury Casting By Ed Mitchell Robyn Ray Production Design by Michael Perry... (as Michael T. Perry) Art Direction by Scott Plauche Set Decoration by Bryan McNulty Gary McNulty Tracy Russell Maurin L. Scarlata Costume Design by Betty Pecha Madden Makeup Department Colleen Callaghan... hair designer Kymbra Callaghan... key makeup artist Sharon Ilson... makeup designer Production Management Lowell D. Blank... post-production supervisor Michael McCormick... unit production manager David Tripet... executive in charge of production Cami Winikoff... production supervisor Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jim Goldthwait... second assistant director Myles Reed... second second assistant director Jeff Roberts... first assistant director Jeff Shiffman... Art Department Matthew Blake... set designer Gene Bowen... construction foreman Neil Gahm... propmaker Ronald O. Jaynes... construction coordinator property master Terry Kempf... propmaker foreman Adele Plauche... lead scenic artist Matthew Ransom... lead man Bob Smith... on-set dresser Sound Department Dwayne Avery... dialogue editor / sound editor David Chornow... sound mixer Gail Clark Burch... adr editor Tommy Goodwin... adr mixer / foley mixer Stanley Kastner... re-recording mixer Shane McNair... cable puller David Lewis Yewdall... supervising sound editor Special Effects by Paul Hickerson... special effects coordinator Stunts Greg Anderson... stunts John Branagan... Gregg Brazzel... stunts (as Gregory Brazzel) Bobby Burns... Monty Cox... Yannick Derrien... Billy Joe Fredericks... Casey Fredericks... stunts (as Casey D. Fredericks) Keii Johnston... Rob King... Glenn Knowlton... Kurt D. Lott... stunts (as Kurt Lott) stunt coordinator (as Cole McKay. stunts (as Cole McKay) Ron Nix... Ron Norris... Daniel O'Haco... Billy Ray Orme... Denney Pierce... Don Pike... stunts (as Donald Pike) Gary Pike... stunts (as Gary T. Pike) Lynn Salvatori... Cody Smith... Patrick J. Statham... stunts (as Patrick Statham) Warren A. Stevens... stunts (as Warren Stevens) Adam Trammell... stunts (as Adam C. Trammell) Dennis Traywick... Camera and Electrical Department Greg Brooks... grip Carolyn Chen... camera operator Jeffrey Douglas... key grip Jennifer Lehr... first assistant camera Kyle T. MacDowell... key grip / rigger Derek Paulin... electrician Chuck Smith... Mary F. Stankiewicz... second assistant camera (as Mary Stankiewicz) Todd Stockdale... swing man David Tolsky... Randy Weddington... Casting Department Sarah Tackett... location casting Costume and Wardrobe Department Stephanie Siemens... assistant costume designer Editorial Department Scott W. Anderson... assistant editor Location Management Eric Gorder... location manager Music Department James D. Young... music editor Script and Continuity Department Lexxie Cariste... script supervisor Transportation Department Chris Basso... production van driver operator driver Geno Hart... transportation coordinator Jimmy Humphreys... driver: honeywagon Other crew Thomas 'Doc' Boguski... production coordinator Clint Bryant... boss wrangler Joe Bryant... wrangler Steve Clark... stand-in Rebecca Knowlton... production accountant armorer Anton Martin... Carole McGorrian... production controller Julius Ortiguero... assistant: Elliott Kastner Susan Porter... assistant production coordinator wrangler gangboss Colbey Thornburg... Grady Walker... wrangler (as Grady D. Walker) Tracy E. Paddock... production coordinator (uncredited.
Me: Old people can't rap Frank and Maury: Hold our beer. 273 customer reviews There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. August 27, 2016 Format: Prime Video Verified Purchase There are a number of films that Rob Lowe has I really like a lot of them. But. to imagine this handsome hunk as a gunslinger, well, I just couldn't do it. Now, whether or not the tale tells true, I'm of no opinion. Bill Pullman definitely pulled his weight, but he just seems too romantic to be a slayer. I don't review movies often. I just don' this one seemed kind of a waste of talent, or maybe just misplaced talent for a better term... I don't know. I liked "Young Guns. No, there is no connection, really. the Kid kinda rocked me! Another member (or two) of John Hughes' Brat Pack. Oh film just lacked, umm, soul, I guess. I didn't finish it. Kind of a waste of time. Glad it was free. September 11, 2016 Format: Prime Video Verified Purchase This was a good movie from the action perspective, where you don't have the ridiculously impossible "stunts" of many of the modern action movies, like when people fall 30 feet and don't break bones. Also, the plot is good. I haven't checked the historical accuracy, but if what happened in the movie is true to life I can see why the James gang did what they did. Good acting, and an all around fun movie. April 27, 2001 Format: DVD Verified Purchase This is a pretty good it has absolutely nothing to do with Frank and Jesse James other than using their names. The movie stars Bill Paxton as Frank James and he does a wonderful job being the moody but sensible one. Rob Lowe as Jesse James is also excellent, playing him as the on-the-edge dangerous one who has a softer, human side. Randy Travis plays Cole Younger as a darkly cold killer. He's also the narrator of the movie. Such a good cast holds together the film. The story departs from reality right from the start and never does return to the real story of the James or Youngers. They do use a few real incidents but even those they twist around and change. If you can watch the film as pure fiction, it's not bad. Just bear in mind IT'S NOT HISTORY. An easy example is the Northfield, Minnesota robbery attempt. They do it in the film but, in this version, it's a pre-planned ambush by Allen Pinkerton who got the info from Charlie Ford (never minding that in reality the Fords joined up _after_ the Youngers were lost to the gang at Northfield. Even in the context of the movie it's a reach that Charlie Ford could know about Jesse James' plan as Charlie was in prison when the plan was made. Anyhow, they arrive in Northfield to an ambush. I counted at least 12 townspeople killed by the gang but not the bank clerk (reality- bank clerk murdered, one townsperson killed in the crossfire. Clell Miller and Fletch Taylor were killed (Fletch Taylor wasn't there. And as they're fleeing they have the scene where Jesse wants to kill the wounded Bob in this movie Cole Younger does kill his brother! Bob Younger really died in prison in 1889. One example out of a movie full of contorted non-history. If you can mentally divorce yourself from any sense of history and watch this as a totally fictional film about two guys who happen to be named Frank and Jesse James, it's pretty good. The guys are cute and ride around on horses shooting things and acting moody and tortured. Nice scenery and atmosphere but a few low budget trick slip through- like showing the guys romping over a hill in slow motion on their horses while a series of newspaper headlines update the story. September 25, 2016 Format: Prime Video Verified Purchase not sure Rob Lowe is well cast as Jesse James but he gives a decent performance. And Bill Paxton does his usual credible job in his role as Jesse's brother frank. comes across low budget but is an interesting story and overall fairly well executed. would i pay to see it? No. (yeah I know Prime isn't free either. March 4, 2019 Format: DVD Verified Purchase Excellent movie. Lousy soundtrack ranging from almost inaudible dialogue to blasting noise. To make it worse, even though the box is labeled as closed captioning, it is not so. Too bad. Worth watching. August 27, 2016 Format: Prime Video Verified Purchase From what I've read of the life of the James brothers with Bill Paxton as Frank's character as the level headed one who really was tired of the war as well as what he had seen as the older brother who I believe shielded his younger brother throughout the war, plus showing the signs of PTSD during a time when everyone thought that once the fighting was over that everyone would just go back as if nothing had ever happened. And Rob Lowe as Jesse acting as if he would live forever and if it wasn't for his brother he probably would have killed more people who would have probably have died either in a shootout or hunted down like a dog, but due to his new born son he went home. Yet still he was shot in the back in his own house. Also having Randy Travis as the narrator and as Cole Younger did a great performance as well. The only issue that I have about this movie is that there are gaps in the movie that I feel that should have been included, but seeing as this is an HBO movie they probably didn't have a large budget for this film. But I still enjoy the movie and I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in the old west. November 30, 2019 Format: DVD Verified Purchase The theme is good and the acting good. August 21, 2016 Format: Prime Video Verified Purchase Pretty bad effort. Movie has no style. Pacing is non-existent. Directing is mediocre at best. Scoring left holes everywhere. Acting is passable to laughable with Bill Paxton doing the best job. Nothing historically new revealed in this film. "The Long Riders" is a much better film that tells the same story. There are 273 customer reviews and 282 customer ratings.
Vy jste prostě zlatíčka. Krásné Vánoce. YouTube. Frank James sits with his mother, Zeralda Samuel, on the front porch of the James family farm in Kearney, Missouri, where he was raised. This photo appeared in Zereldas personal photo album, which states the photos were taken on September 26, 1897. — All photos Wilbur Zink Collection courtesy Heritage Auctions, June 22-23, 2013, unless otherwise noted — Nobody asks, “Who is Jesse James? ” Books, movies, newspapers, dime novels have all shared his story, from the days when the bank and train robbing outlaw was still walking the frontier to today when only his spirit remains. Yet the single book written about Jesses older brother Frank is a fake. The Only True History of the Life of Frank James was not “written by himself, ” unless you believe the author of the 1926 book, Joe Vaughn, who claimed he was the real Frank James. Ramon Frederick Adams certainly didnt approve, writing, “Much trash has been written about the James boys, but both Frank and Jesse would turn over in their graves if they knew about this one. ” The closest historians get to books about Frank is the 1898 tome focused on Franks murder trial, followed up by Gerard S. Petrones 1998 Judgment at Gallatin, and books focused on the two brothers, starting with the 1987 family history about Frank and Jesse written by Phillip Steele and leading up to Ted P. Yeatmans Frank and Jesse James in 2003. But even Steele was more attracted to Jesses story, than Franks, following up his book with The Many Faces of Jesse James. Countless books have Jesse James in the title, with no reference at all to Frank. Robert James is shown on horseback while serving our country in 1898 and 1899 during the Spanish-American War. Frank admitted to the Fletcher Son, for its April 29, 1910, edition, that his son fought “for the flag I once hated, ” and that Frank now viewed the United States as the “greatest country on Earth. ” — Wilbur Zink Collection courtesy Roy Young — Hollywood did release The Return of Frank James, with Henry Fonda back in his role of Frank for the 1940 sequel to the Jesse James film that hit movie theaters the year before. Both films were notorious for their historical inaccuracies. Twentieth Century-Fox may have purchased the rights to the James brothers lives, but the Frank James movie distortions included Frank playing a role in the deaths of the Ford brothers (he didnt. Yet Frank was the man who brought Jesse to the dance, so to speak. Even so, people flocked to Jesse, which was obvious even during his lifetime. One of Frank and Jesses sympathizers, John Newman Edwards, who rode out to the James family farm in Kearney, Missouri, to meet them, best captured the differences between the brothers, in his St. Louis Dispatch article, published on November 22, 1873: “Jesse laughs at everything—Frank at nothing at all. Jesse is light-hearted, reckless, devil-may-care—Frank sober, sedate, a dangerous man always in ambush in the midst of society. Jesse knows there is a price upon his head and discusses the whys and wherefores of it—Frank knows it too, but it chafes him sorely and arouses all the tiger that is in his heart. Neither will be taken alive. Killed—that may be. ” Edwards was prescient about Jesse, who met his untimely death when one of his own gang members, Robert Ford, turned on him, shooting the 34 year old in the back of his head, while he cleaned the dust off a picture hanging on his living room wall. But Frank was “taken alive. ” Later that year, on October 4, 1882, he surrendered to Missouri Gov. Thomas Crittenden. Thus began four years of legal wrangling over the outlaws fate. Who was the real Frank James? Lets find out. Annie James. — Photo courtesy Jesse James Birthplace in Kearney, Missouri — Fuel for Criminals The year of Franks birth, 1843, marked a turning point for his impoverished parents, Robert and Zerelda James. The first large wagon train to Oregon departed that spring, and Robert took advantage of a necessary tool for these journeys—rope—by farming hemp as his crop. After Alexander Franklin James was born on January 10, 1843, he and his parents moved into a three-room cabin by a creek in Clay County, which would be the James family home for the rest of their lives. Franks brother, Jesse, was born on September 5, 1847, followed by Susan Lavenia, on November 25, 1849. The next year, their father died of cholera while prospecting for gold and preaching to miners in California. Zerelda remarried twice, first to Benjamin Simms in 1852 and then to Dr. Reuben Samuel in 1855. With Samuel, she would give her brood four step siblings: Sarah Louisa, John Thomas, Fannie Quantrell and Archie Peyton. Frank, who was seven or eight when his father died, clung to his papa through the words he loved, reading his fathers sizable library, especially the works of William Shakespeare. Franks propensity for quoting Shakespeare would come up in his trial in 1883, when the Rev. Jamin Machette testified that the day before an 1881 train robbery in Winston, a man named Willard (alias for Frank) and a man named Scott (alias for Jesse) ate a meal at Machettes home, and that the man named Willard had recited long passages from Shakespeares works. The James family were slaveholders, so when abolitionists spilled blood from Kansas into Missouri, Frank joined the Confederate cause, helping to defeat Union forces at the Battle of Wilson Creek in August 1861. Six months later, Frank was captured. He lied through his teeth that he would not take up arms against the Union, then returned home and joined William Clarke Quantrills guerrillas. This gang of men is where Frank met bushwhacker Cole Younger. Frank James, dressed in a Confederate uniform (seated) posed with younger brother Jesse (in light-colored hat) and guerrilla comrade Fletch Taylor in this circa 1867 photograph taken by C. C. Giers of Nashville, Tennessee. — True West Archives — In January 1866, Cole rode over to Kearney to visit Frank and, for the first time, met Franks brother, Jesse, recalled Homer Croy, an author and screenwriter who grew up near the James family farm. “Hes kind of poorly, ” Frank described Jesse to his comrade. “He picked up a couple of lung shots April 23, 1865, when he was coming into the Burns schoolhouse to surrender. ” Jesse joined “Bloody Bill” Andersons nexus of Quantrill men around 1863 or 1864. Frank would place Jesse with him at a battle near Centralia, boasting to the St. Louis Republic in 1900, “The only battles in the worlds history to surpass Centralia are Thermopylae and the Alamo. ” He credited Jesse for killing the commander, 39th Missouri Infantry Maj. A. V. E. Johnson. After Jesse recovered from a severe chest wound he got while fighting in 1865, Jesse and Frank moved back to their Missouri farm. That momentous meeting in 1866, though, is where Cole and Frank first hatched the plot to rob a bank, in the name of the Confederate cause, Croy reported, writing, “The idea was breathtaking. Everybody hated banks. They charged usury; they cheated farmers. ” This was a time, remember, when the Federal Deposit did not yet insure bank funds; money stolen was lost forever. The day before Valentines Day, in February 1866, Cole, Frank and 10 other ex-guerrillas showed one bank in Liberty little love, reportedly stealing roughly 57, 000, equal to about 890, 000 today. “After things cooled down, Frank James came home and told Jesse about it. It made Jesses tongue hang out, ” Croy wrote. That first daylight bank robbery in post-Civil War America would fuel robbery after robbery for the James brothers until one disastrous raid, on September 7, 1876, in Northfield, Minnesota. Two weeks later, following a gunfight near Madelia, gang member Charlie Pitts died. The Younger brothers—Cole, Bob and Jim—were caught and sent to prison. The James boys had already split off from the gang. Dressed in a dark frock coat, Frank James stands in front of the James family cabin with Tom Frigitt and John Samuel, stepbrother to Frank and Jesse. Cole would outlive Frank by one year; he had already outlived his brothers, Bob, who died in prison of tuberculosis in 1889, and Jim, who committed suicide in 1902. But Cole never implicated the James brothers in the Northfield disaster. The year before Northfield, the James family had suffered a tragedy. The Chicago-based Pinkerton Detective Agency, hired by railroad companies, had been pursuing Frank and Jesses gang since 1874. On January 26, 1875, a gang of Pinkerton men surrounded the James family farm and threw flaming pots inside the house, to flush out the brothers, mistakenly believing them to be home. A flare exploded and killed eight-year-old half-brother Archie and blew off mother Zereldas right arm. Allan Pinkerton admitted the agencys involvement in the raid on “Castle James, ” as the detectives called the James family farm, writing, “I hear that the Jameses and Youngers are desperate men and that when we meet it must be the death of one or both of us…. There is no use talking, they must die. ” Before the attack, Allan gave his men these instructions, “Above everything, destroy the house to the fringe of the ground…. Let the men take no risk, burn the house down. ” If Frank and Jesse had been home and killed in that attack, the Pinkertons probably would have been heralded for ridding America of these criminal robbers. But killing a child and wounding a mother earned sympathy for the James family. At the same time, when nearly six years later, Jesse was killed, a collective sigh was heard across the nation. A year after Jesses murder, one man wrote to his brother back East, “I think the days of lawlessness & train robbing in Missouri are about over…. ” The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford, as one critically-acclaimed book-turned-movie is titled, had severed a criminal bond between brothers. Seeking Peace Frank officially ended his outlaw career with a dash of chivalry, presenting his gun belt to the governor with these words, “I want to hand over to you that which no living man except myself has been permitted to touch since 1861, and to say that I am your prisoner. ” Why would Frank take such a risk to turn himself in to face his outstanding warrants in Missouri and Alabama? Frank was no longer a solitary man. He was no longer the young man from 17 to 21, willing to “do desperate work or to lead a forlorn hope, ” one of those boys who “will go anywhere in the world you will lead them, ” as he told the St. Louis Republic on August 5, 1900. “As men grow older they grow more cautious, but at that age, they are regular daredevils. ” Frank was a family man. He had married Annie Ralston in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 6, 1874, just six weeks after Jesse married his first cousin, Zerelda or Zee. Annie gave birth to their only child, a son, Robert Franklin James, on February 6, 1878. When Jesse was killed in 1882, Frank must have looked at three-year-old Robert and said, “I have to get out of this life. ” Zerelda Elizabeth (Cole) James Simms Samuel, mother of notorious James brothers, sits with tourists outside the James family farm, with her right arm sleeve pinned up. Her right arm had to be amputated at the elbow after the Pinkerton raid on the James family farm in 1875 that killed her eight-year-old son Archie. — Zerelda with tourists photo Courtesy Heritage Auctions, June 13, 2008 — The letters that Frank wrote during his prison stay as he awaited his trials convey the deep love he felt for his wife and child, and they for him. On Valentines Day in 1884, while he sat in a jail in Huntsville, Alabama, having been acquitted of the Missouri charges, but still waiting for his trial over the Muscle Shoals payroll robbery in 1881, Frank concluded his letter to Annie with, “Kiss Rob and remember me to Ma and all the family. Hoping to hear from you soon. will say good night. ” When Frank was still in Missouri, in Gallatin, awaiting his trial, on March 24, 1883, he sent a drawing of a bird to his son Robert, printing on the reverse, “God Bless My Little Man From Papa. ” When Frank sent Annie a pen and ink sketch he made of him kissing her through the jail bars, his dear wife he so desperately missed and wished to hold once more, she added a Maggie May Danehy poem to his drawing and wrote, on the reverse side, “Still my griefs are mine. ” Annie was the one who had corresponded with Missouri Gov. Crittenden to feel him out over her husband Frank surrendering to him. Crittendens response on June 2, 1882, by way of his secretary F. Carr, stated that the governor “can take no action upon your bare suggestion, ” yet “desires to see you in person, and hear you freely, as to your proposals etc. ” Frank surrendered on October 4, 1882, and four years later, he walked out a free man. “The issue of Frank James being allowed to go free after so public a life of crime is still hotly contested today, ” Marley Brant wrote in The Outlaw Youngers. She added, “Edwards used every personal political connection, favor, and influence at his disposal to see that Frank James went free. Those who were selected to represent Frank, most of them without fee, later went on to become members of congress and to hold various judicial offices. A Democratic jury was permitted, and people such as Gen. JO Shelby and the maimed Zerelda James Samuel were allowed to witness, characterizing Frank as a Southern hero and Jesse James as one who was methodically hunted down and murdered by the state of Missouri for little cause other than the fact that he was a former Confederate. The surrender and terms of trial were so well planned that there was never really any doubt as to their favorable (to Frank) outcome. ” When John S. Marmaduke took on the role of governor in Missouri in 1885, Edwards convinced him not to extradite Frank to Minnesota for any charges that dealt with crimes committed in that state. Minnesota, of course, was home to the Northfield raid, where citizens armed themselves and courageously fought back, yet lost two of their men in the bloodshed. Frank left behind his life of crime and found work in various jobs, as a shoe salesman, a Burlesque ticket taker (the theatre promoted, “Come get your ticket punched by the legendary Frank James”) an AT&T telegraph operator, the betting commissioner for a horse racetrack and a berry picker at a Washington ranch. He even joined up with his old comrade, Cole Younger, on a Wild West show tour through the South, and gave lectures on how crime does not pay. Frank lived in Nashville, Tennessee, in various places in Missouri (including St. Louis during the 1890s) and in Oklahoma from 1907 to 1912, says Roy B. Young, the first vice president of the Wild West History Association. In his groundbreaking article about Frank Jamess Oklahoma years, published in the March 2017 issue of the WWHA Journal, Young revealed why Frank moved with Annie to Oklahoma, where their son Robert lived, from his home state of Missouri, sharing a speech Frank gave at the August 1904 reunion of Quantrills men in Independence, Missouri. “I have been in Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states we learned to hate because they gave birth to the federal troops we hated so well, and their people have treated me like a man, ” Frank told the war-scarred veterans. “But here in Missouri, among my own people, I am unhonored and unsung, then why should I not turn to the belief of the people who have, in my declining years, proved my friends? ” His mothers death brought Frank back to the James family farm in Kearney, where his story had begun all those years ago. After his mother died on February 10, 1911, on her way home from visiting him in Oklahoma, Frank planned to summer in Missouri and winter in Oklahoma, which he did, until 1913, whereafter he stayed in Missouri permanently. At the James family farm, Frank gave 25-cent tours and sold souvenir pebbles to folks who stopped by to visit the grave of Jesse James and his childhood home. A man perpetually outshone by his younger brother in the annals of history, Frank left behind his wife, Annie, and their son, Robert, dying from a stroke, at the age of 72, on February 18, 1915. The Outlaw Glorified Frank had long ago shed the outlaw persona that froze his brother in the limelight. Would Jesse have done the same, if Frank had been killed all those years ago, instead of him? Perhaps we all grow up into those crotchety old men yelling, “Get off my front lawn, ” and into those wretched old women who over worry about imagined terrors. In 1902, a nearly 60-year-old Frank sought a court order to prevent the play, The James Boys in Missouri, from being shown on stage in Kansas City, Missouri. He voiced his concern: “The dad-binged play glorifies these outlaws and makes heroes of them…. I am told the Gilliss Theatre was packed to the doors last night, and that most of those there were boys and men. What will be the effect on these young men to see the acts of a train robber and outlaw glorified? ” Meghan Saar is the editor of True West Magazine. She wishes to thank Roy B. Young, Eric James and Mark Lee Gardner for their research assistance. Wilbur Zink passed on to the great beyond before he could finish his Frank James book, but you can learn more about the researcher in the magazines profile of him, published on, “Collecting American Outlaws. ” Post Views: 17, 923 Meghan Saar is the former editor of True West, the worlds oldest, continuously published Western Americana magazine. She has worked in niche publication content development since 2002, and she has a B. S. in Journalism and Creative Writing from the University of Arizona—Tucson.
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NAMED: Our son was born 5/23, exactly 2 weeks after the due date. His warrior mother gave birth naturally and we ended up naming him Franklin James. Wife Jessie and I share the middle name James, so giving our son the same had some special significance. Besides, if you're up on your outlaw history, you know Frank and Jesse James were the heart and soul of the James gang! Thanks for the great ideas Reddit! 40 weeks sure can slip by! Our son is due soon and we've got some name ideas but no clear front runners. We plan to wait till we meet the lad before settling on anything, and will update this post when we do. Until then, our family name is Irish, starts with an M and rhymes with 'esquire. Any first/middle name thoughts or suggestions are welcome, here are some of our ideas: Rowan Adler Cormac James Franklin Abram Ray Grant Mack Gavin Dylan.
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Other well-known songs written by Zevon have been recorded by other artists, including "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" a top 40 hit by Linda Ronstadt. Accidentally Like a Martyr. Mohammed's Radio. Carmelita" and "Hasten Down the Wind. Along with his own compositions, Zevon recorded or performed occasional covers, including Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan. He was a frequent guest on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman later performed guest vocals on "Hit Somebody! The Hockey Song) with Paul Shaffer and members of the CBS Orchestra. He was born to a Russian Jewish father and a Mormon mother and soon moved to California. At the age of 12/13, Warren Zevon was a regular visitor to the home of Igor Stravinsky where he, along with Robert Craft, would study music. He turned to a musical career early, including a stretch as part of a Sonny and Cher-type male/female duo called Lyme and Cybelle, and spent time as a session musician (notably as piano player for the Everly Brothers) and jingle composer. He wrote several songs for his White Whale label-mates the Turtles, though his participation in their recording is unknown. Another early composition ( She Quit Me" was included in the soundtrack for Midnight Cowboy, released in 1969. His first attempt at a solo album, Wanted Dead or Alive (1969) did not fare well, and his second effort, Leaf in the Wind, was scrapped (though release was considered just prior to his death. In the early 70s he toured regularly with the Everly Brothers as keyboard player and band leader/musical coordinator. His dissatisfaction with his career and the opportunities for a song-writer led him to move to Spain briefly, where he played in a small bar owned by a former mercenary. Together, they penned Zevon's classic "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner. In the mid-70s he moved to Los Angeles, and became associated with the then-burgeoning West coast music scene, including collaborations with Jackson Browne, who would produce and promote Zevon's self-titled major-label debut in 1976, The Eagles, who appeared on that first album, and Linda Ronstadt, who would record several early Zevon songs including a hit version of "Poor Poor Pitiful Me. Zevon's first tour in 1977 included guest appearances in the middle of Jackson Browne concerts. In 1978 Zevon released his breakthrough album, Excitable Boy, to critical acclaim and popular success. Several tracks from this album received heavy FM airplay and the single release "Werewolves of London" which featured a relatively lighthearted version of Zevon's signature macabre outlook, was a top-ten hit. For the next 20 years Zevon would continue to record and release albums sporadically and with varying levels of success, while fighting personal demons including an acknowledged battle with alcoholism and drugs. (His fourth album, Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School is dedicated to novelist Ross Macdonald, who crucially assisted Zevon during a particularly difficult episode in 1979. Apparently success did not treat Zevon well, as evidenced by his movements (living on Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, etc. well-documented stints in rehab, and withdrawal from the spotlight. After the release of The Envoy in 1982, Zevon effectively quit his career as a full-time occupation, appearing rarely and usually solo, without a band. He also collaborated with several members of R. E. M. to record as the Hindu Love Gods in 1990, though initial collaboration occurred during his "lost period" in 1984. In 1987 Zevon made a comeback with a modest hit album Sentimental Hygiene, which featured collaborations with Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and members of R. M., among others including long-time collaborators Jorge Calderone and Waddy Wachtel. The follow-up album, Transverse City in 1989 also featured guests, including Jerry Garcia and David Gilmour. The tradition of collaborations with more famous musical talents was consistent throughout his career, from the appearance of Jackson Browne and The Eagles on his first album, to Bruce Springsteen on his last. Zevon toured the US regularly during the 90s, often alone, with minimal accompaniment. He did conduct a tour with Odds, a band from Vancouver, Canada. Many tours started in Colorado to allow Warren an opportunity to visit with his long-time friend, Hunter S. Thompson. Warren was close to several prominent writers who also collaborated on song-writing, including Carl Hiassen. He also served as musical coordinator for an ad-hoc group called the Rock Bottom Remainders, a collection of writers performing rock and roll standards at book fairs and other events. This group included Stephen King, Dave Barry, and other popular writers. In interviews, Zevon described a lifelong phobia of doctors and seldom received medical assessment. In 2002, after a long period of untreated illness and pain, Zevon was encouraged by his dentist to see a doctor; when he did so he was diagnosed with inoperable mesothelioma (a form of lung cancer associated with exposure to asbestos rather than smoking. He then began recording his final album, The Wind, with guest appearances from close friends including Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, David Lindley, Billy Bob Thornton, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and others. On October 30, 2002, Zevon was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman as the only guest for the entire hour. Zevon performed several songs and spoke at length about his illness. Zevon was a frequent guest and occasional substitute bandleader on Letterman's television shows since Late Night first aired in 1982. It was this show where Zevon offered his insight on facing death: enjoy every sandwich. Zevon previously stated that his illness was expected to be terminal within months after the diagnosis in the Fall of 2002; however he lived to see the birth of twin grandsons in June of 2003 and the release of The Wind on August 28, 2003. When his diagnosis became public, he told the media that he just hoped to live long enough to see the next James Bond movie, a goal he also accomplished. Appropriately, the film was called Die Another Day. Zevon died at his home in Los Angeles, California, on September 7, 2003. The Wind was certified gold by the RIAA in December of 2003 and Zevon received 5 posthumous Grammy nominations, including Song Of The Year for "Keep Me In Your Heart. A tribute album titled Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs of Warren Zevon was released October 19, 2004. His son, Jordan Zevon, did a large part of the work on the album and performed "Studebaker. a previously unreleased composition. A second tribute album, titled Hurry Home Early: the Songs of Warren Zevon (the lyrics "hurry home early" are from the song "Boom Boom Mancini. on Sentimental Hygiene) was released by Wampus Multimedia on July 8, 2005. On February 14, 2006, VH1 Classic premiered a video from a new compilation, Reconsider Me: The Love Songs of Warren Zevon. The video, titled "She's Too Good For Me. aired every hour on the hour throughout the day. The video was not well received among many of Zevon's fans, as evidenced by their responses on the official Bulletin Board. Read more on: 416, 567 listeners, 6, 574, 249 plays tags: singer-songwriter, rock, classic rock, folk, alternative Please downvote if incorrect! Self-deletes if score is 0.
Frank James Frank (right) and Jesse James in 1872 Born Alexander Franklin James January 10, 1843 Clay County, Missouri, USA Died February 18, 1915 (aged 72) Clay County, Missouri For the Texas politician, see James Frank. Alexander Franklin "Frank" James (January 10, 1843  – February 18, 1915) was a Confederate soldier, guerrilla, and outlaw. He was the older brother of outlaw Jesse James and was also part of the James–Younger Gang.  Childhood James was born Alexander Franklin James in Kearney, Missouri, to Baptist minister Reverend Robert Sallee James and his wife Zerelda (Cole) James, who had moved from Kentucky. He was the oldest of three children. His father died in 1851 and his mother remarried Benjamin Simms in 1852. After his death she married a third time to Dr. Reuben Samuel in 1855 when Frank was 13 years old. As a child, James showed interest in his late father's sizable library, especially the works of William Shakespeare. Census records show that James attended school regularly, and he reportedly wanted to become a teacher. Civil War The American Civil War began in 1861, when James was eighteen years old. The secessionists in Missouri, including Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson, attempted to push the Union army out of the state but were eventually defeated. The James family was from the heavily Confederate western portion of the state. On September 13, 1861, the Missouri State Guard, including private Frank James, besieged Lexington, Missouri. James fell ill and was left behind when the Confederate forces later retreated. He surrendered to the Union troops, was paroled, and was allowed to return home. On his arrival, however, he was arrested by the local pro-Union militia and was forced to sign an oath of allegiance to the Union. After the withdrawal of regular Confederate troops in the fall of 1864, a bitter guerrilla conflict soon began between bands of pro-Confederate irregulars (commonly known as bushwhackers) and the Union homeguards. By early 1863, Frank, ignoring his parole and oath of allegiance, had joined the guerrilla band of Fernando Scott, a former saddler. He soon switched to the more active command led by William Clarke Quantrill. Union militiamen searching for Fernando Scott raided the Samuel farm and hanged Dr. Reuben Samuel (though not fatally) Frank's stepfather, torturing him to reveal the location of the guerrillas. Shortly afterward, Frank took part with Quantrill's company in the August 21, 1863 Lawrence Massacre where approximately 200 mostly unarmed civilians were killed. Outlaw years and retirement For the career of the James brothers after the Civil War, see Jesse James. During his years as a bandit, James was involved in at least four robberies between 1868 and 1876 that resulted in the deaths of bank employees or citizens. The most famous incident was the disastrous Northfield, Minnesota, raid on September 7, 1876, that ended with the death or capture of most of the gang. Five months after the killing of his brother Jesse in 1882, Frank James boarded a train to Jefferson City, Missouri, where he had an appointment with the governor in the state capitol. Placing his holster in Governor Crittenden 's hands, he explained, I have been hunted for twenty-one years, have literally lived in the saddle, have never known a day of perfect peace. It was one long, anxious, inexorable, eternal vigil. He then ended his statement by saying, Governor, I haven't let another man touch my gun since 1861. ' Accounts say that James surrendered with the understanding that he would not be extradited to Northfield, Minnesota.  He was tried for only two of the robberies/murders – one in Gallatin, Missouri for the July 15, 1881 robbery of the Rock Island Line train at Winston, Missouri, in which the train engineer and a passenger were killed, and the other in Huntsville, Alabama for the March 11, 1881 robbery of a United States Army Corps of Engineers payroll at Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Among others, former Confederate General Joseph Orville Shelby testified on James' behalf in the Missouri trial. He was acquitted in both Missouri and Alabama. Missouri accepted legal jurisdiction over him for other charges, but they never came to trial. He was never extradited to Minnesota for his connection with the Northfield Raid. His New York Times obituary summarized his arrest and acquittal: In 1882. Frank James surrendered in Jefferson City, Mo. After his surrender James was taken to Independence, Mo., where he was held in jail three weeks, and later to Gallatin, where he remained in jail a year awaiting trial. Finally James was acquitted and went to Oklahoma to live with his mother. He never was in the penitentiary and never was convicted of any of the charges against him.  James in 1898 (55 years old. In the last thirty years of his life, James worked a variety of jobs, including as a shoe salesman and then as a Burlesque theater ticket taker in St. Louis. One of the theater's spins to attract patrons was their use of the phrase "Come get your ticket punched by the legendary Frank James. He also served as an AT&T telegraph operator in St. Joseph, Missouri. James took up the lecture circuit, while residing in Sherman, Texas. In 1902, former Missourian Sam Hildreth, a leading thoroughbred horse trainer and owner, hired James as the betting commissioner at the Fair Grounds Race Track in New Orleans. He returned to the North Texas area where he was a shoe salesman at Sanger Brothers in Dallas. The Tacoma Times reported in July, 1914 that he was picking berries at a local ranch there in Washington state and planned to buy a farm nearby. He was also part of a Chicago investment group which purchased the Fletcher Terrell's Buckskin Bill's Wild West Show, third in size after the Buffalo Bill and Pecos Bill shows.  In his final years, James returned to the James Farm, giving tours for the sum of 25 cents.  He died there on February 18, 1915, aged 72 years. He left behind his wife Annie Ralston James and one son.  Portrayals 1939, Henry Fonda played Frank James and Tyrone Power played Jesse James in the film Jesse James. In 1940, Fonda played Frank James in the sequel The Return of Frank James. 1949, Tom Tyler played Frank James in the film I Shot Jesse James, an account from Robert Ford 's viewpoint, and the first western directed by Samuel Fuller. 1954, Richard Travis portrayed Frank James in an episode of Jim Davis 's syndicated western television series, Stories of the Century. Lee Van Cleef played Jesse James in the same episode. 1957 Jeffrey Hunter played Frank James in The True Story of Jesse James. 1960 Robert Dix played Frank James in Young Jesse James. 1972 John Pierce played Frank in The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid. 1977 John Bennett Perry portrayed Frank James in an episode of Little House on the Prairie. 1980, Stacy Keach played Frank James in the film The Long Riders, which featured four sets of real brothers playing sets of brothers in the gang. 1980, country singer Johnny Cash portrayed Frank James in the concept album The Legend of Jesse James. 1984, Nick Benedict played Frank James in an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. 1986, country singer Johnny Cash played Frank James in the film The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James, directed by William A. Graham. 1992, Jamie Walters played Frank James in the American Western TV show "The Young Riders. 1994, Bill Paxton played Frank in Frank & Jesse. 1995, Leonard Nimoy played Frank James in the made-for-TV movie Bonanza: Under Attack. 2001, Gabriel Macht portrayed James in the film American Outlaws. 2007, Sam Shepard played Frank James in the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Shepard, 64 when the movie premiered, portrayed Frank James at a time in his life when he would have been at most 38 or 39; although Frank James was only 4 1/2 years older than Jesse James, Shepard was 20 years older than his costar Brad Pitt. 2010, James Brolin appears in an uncredited cameo as Frank James in the Coen brothers ' True Grit. The fictional character Rooster Cogburn is billed as appearing with James in The Cole Younger and Frank James Wild West Company in 1903. References Wellman, Paul I. A Dynasty of Western Outlaws. 1961; 1986. Further reading Copland, Aaron and Perlis, Vivian: Copland - 1900 Through 1942, St. Martin's/Marek, 1984. Settle, William A., Jr. Jesse James Was His Name, or, Fact and Fiction Concerning the Careers of the Notorious James Brothers of Missouri, University of Nebraska Press, 1977 Yeatman, Ted P. Frank and Jesse James: The Story Behind the Legend, Cumberland House, 2001 Stiles, T. J. Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, Alfred A. Knopf, 2002 External links Official website for the Family of Frank & Jesse James: Stray Leaves, A James Family in America Since 1650 John Koblas, author of several Jesse James books A short profile of the James brothers Biographical information for the James Family The James brothers' familiar connection to other notorious outlaws An examination of the James Legend Summary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek where Frank fought Summary of the Battle of Lexington where Frank fought A history of Missouri during the Civil War A site devoted to the Missouri Partisan Rangers and their history A description of the raid at Lawrence, Kansas Booknotes interview with Ted Yeatman on Frank and Jesse James: The Story Behind the Legend, October 28, 2001.