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Kansas Raiders

Released Nov 15, 1950 1h 20m Western List
Reviews 38% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
After their parents are killed by Union soldiers, Jesse James (Audie Murphy) and his brother Frank (Richard Long), along with the rest of their gang, ride into Kansas looking for William Quantrill (Brian Donlevy). Seeking revenge against the Union, Jesse wants to join Quantrill's Raiders, who are plotting to claim Kansas for the Confederacy. The more time Jesse spends with Quantrill, however, the more he realizes that Quantrill isn't a hero fighting for the South, but a murderous madman. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The film is worth watching for the scene of the sacking of Lawrence and subsequent bloodbath. Rated: C+ Mar 5, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This was a good watch. I will recommend it, James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas, October 5, 2023. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Director Ray Enright makes the Audie Murphy B-movie western 'Kansas Raiders' look better than this Universal-International release has any right. Short, sweet, and simple... More recruits for the butcher brigade--Murphy plays Jesse James who rides with his brother and the Dalton boys to join up with Quantrill -- to continue the war in the Midwest!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Mostly dull and conventional with the exception of some of the more violent scenes. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review ashley h [i]Kansas Raiders[/i] is a neat little film, with a higher budget than most Audie Murphy westerns. An interesting cast that includes Tony Curtis, Richard Arlen, and Audie Murphy. This movie is an ambitious and ambiguous premise make this a worthwhile way of passing the time. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty Good western but very loosely based on facts. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After their parents are killed by Union soldiers, Jesse James (Audie Murphy) and his brother Frank (Richard Long), along with the rest of their gang, ride into Kansas looking for William Quantrill (Brian Donlevy). Seeking revenge against the Union, Jesse wants to join Quantrill's Raiders, who are plotting to claim Kansas for the Confederacy. The more time Jesse spends with Quantrill, however, the more he realizes that Quantrill isn't a hero fighting for the South, but a murderous madman.
Director
Ray Enright
Producer
Ted Richmond
Production Co
Universal International Pictures
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 15, 1950, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 8, 2017
Runtime
1h 20m