Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Moving up ever so slightly from Lippert Pictures to United Artists, Donald Barry is both star and director of Jesse James' Women. According to D. D. Beauchamp's screenplay, there were four women in Jesse's life. One was saloonkeeper Waco Gans (Peggie Castle); the second was singer Delta (Lita Baron); the third was prim banker's daughter Caprice Clark (Joyce Rhed) and the fourth was cattle baroness Cattle Kate Kennedy (Betty Brueck). Less sympathetic than most screen adaptations of Jesse's life, the film depicts the fabled outlaw as something of a snake, using his women to increase his financial status. Jack Buetel, Jane Russell's main squeeze in The Outlaw, costars as Jesse's brother Frank. Not much of a western, Jesse James' Women is recommended for fans of cinematic "cat fights."