The Legend of Jesse James was a western television series starring Christopher Jones in the title role of the notorious outlaw Jesse James. The series aired on ABC from September 13, 1965, to May 9, 1966. Allen Case joined Jones as Jesse's brother, Frank James.
In a surprising twist, Jesse and Frank James come across as good guys as they went about their outlaw ways. The series portrayed James as a 19th-century Robin Hood in Missouri, who robbed trains and banks to repay local residents whose property had been confiscated by railroad barons or greedy Northern bankers. Jesse was depicted as a devilish scoundrel with an eye for the ladies, while Frank concerned himself with more practical matters.
This very rare board game of the same name as the television series and portraying the James brothers was produced in 1966 by Milton Bradley. The board game is overall in great vintage condition for being over 50 years old. The box top has beautifully illustrated and vivid graphics, though the top does have one split corner. The box bottom is free of any split corners. The game board and interior liner are also in great condition with wonderful graphics. The game components are in mint condition, sealed in their box with the original plastic. The game also includes a rare advertising flyer for other Milton Bradley games.
The Legend of Jesse James Board Game is a hard-to-find, cowboy-themed game that is sure to delight collectors of vintage games, TV-based or not. It also makes for a delightful gift for evenings of family entertainment.