Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Crossover Movie Poster: Alias Jesse James
A posse tracking down Jesse James includes Marshal Matt Dillon, Major Seth Adams, Annie Oakley, Wyatt Earp, Davy Crockett, Roy Rogers, and Tonto. Matt Dillon and Tonto are already in the CU. Wyatt Earp is played by Hugh O’Brian, who played the historical lawman on the television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, which is also in the CU. Major Seth Adams is from the television series Wagon Train. Annie Oakley was a real person, of course, but she is portrayed in this film by Gail Davis, who played Annie in the television series Annie Oakley. Therefore, that series must depict the life of Annie’s CU counterpart. The historical Davy Crockett lived from 1786-1836; his appearance in this film should be viewed as a distortion. The Roy Rogers seen in this film may be the same Roy who appeared as the main character in several period Westerns, and an ancestor of the version of Roy seen in several set in the modern day. It is worth noting that Bret Maverick appears in a deleted scene.