For Jesse James

Written, Produced, and Directed by
Mark Zwonitzer

Director of Photography
Michael Chin

Edited by
Bruce Shaw

Narrated by
Michael Murphy

Co-Producer
Jamila Wignot

Original Music Composer
Brian Keane

Researcher
Aaron Dennis

Consultant
T.J. Stiles

Art Director
Akeime Mitterlehner

Costume Designer
Linda Flake

Re-enactor Coordinator
Robert Culbertson

Assistant Director
Quentin Weld

Assistant Camera
Gabriel Monts
Paul Marbury
Jonathan Weaver

SteadiCam Operator
John Beck

Casting
Wright/Laird Casting

Actors
Jesse James- Mitchell McCann
Frank James- Brian Paulette
Young Jesse James- Raleigh Craighead
"Bloody Bill" Anderson- Brian Hartley

Extras
Nate Van Campen
Rusty Carlton
Marcia Crabtree
Rocky Crusha
Clinton Culbertson
Joshua Culbertson
Donald J. Culbertson
Lawrence E. Culbertson
Charles W. Cummings
Chelsea M. Cummings
Hope D. Cummings
Joseph Cummings
Raymond E. Dodd
Michael C. Dye
Dustin Epperson
James Flint-Smith
James Flint-Smith Jr.
Timothy W. Grake
Donald L. Greene
Vane Huggins
Harold W. James
Nathanael W. James
Cody Newton
Charlie Phillips
Sue Robins
Alex Tharp
Christopher Tharp
Jean Warren
Allen G. Welty
Nancy Young

On-camera interview subjects
Fred Chiaventone, author
Michael Gooch, local historian
Deb Goodrich, publisher, Kansas Journal of Military History
Tom Goodrich, author
Cathy M. Jackson, journalism historian
Christopher Phillips, historian
Phil Stewart, local historian
T.J. Stiles, author

Storyboard Artist
Aaron Dennis

Property Master
Janet de Paiva

Special Effects Artist
Ross Tallent
Justin Ishmael

Hair / Make-up Artist
Elizabeth Armstrong

Jesse Wardrobe Construction
Jennifer Mitchell

"Bloody Bill" Wardrobe Construction
Jean Warren

Art Department Assistants
Andrew Hammer
Derek Bjornsen
Sally Cummings
Justin Ishmael
Anne Schmader

Gaffer
Marc Farley

Best Boy
Mark Bracewell

Electrician
Glenn Eddins

Key Grip
Alex Fischer

Grip
Kelly Myers
Luci Harper
Tom Pease

Sound Recordists
Sara Chin
Juan Rodriguez

Production Support
Larry Culbertson

Assistant Editor
Aaron Dennis

Motion Graphics
Bruce Shaw
Aaron Dennis

Researcher
Susan Hormuth

Transcription
Susan Bailey

Sound Editors
Ira Spiegel
Marlena Grzaslewicz

Sound Mixer
Peter Waggoner

On-line Editor
Don Wyllie

Lab
Fotokem Film & Video

Transfer House
Spy Post Digital
Retina

Photo Archives
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Chicago Historical Society
Clay County Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites
Clay County Museum and Historical Society
Corbis
General Sweeny's Civil War Museum
Getty Images
Jackson County Historical Society
Joanne Eakin Collection
Kansas State Historical Society
Library of Congress
Minnesota Historical Society
Missouri State Archives
National Archives
Collection of The New-York Historical Society
New York Public Library
New York Times
Northfield Historical Society
Patee House Museum
Phil Stewart Collection
Ralph Ganis Collection
Springfield Art Museum
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections
State Historical Society of Iowa
State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia
Ford Albums Collection, Special Collections: Photographic Archives, University of Louisville
Homer Croy, Papers, 1905-1965, Western Historical Manuscript Collection
Columbia, Missouri
WGBH

Special Thanks
Alison Domzalski
Carolyn Bartels
Clay County Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites
Emergency Medical Consultants
Emily Rohlfs
James County Mercantile
Joanne Eakin
John Koblas
Julie and Ralph Ganis
Kansas City Film Commission
Watkins Woolen Mill, Missouri State Parks, Department of Natural Resources

Very Special Thanks
Culbertson Family & Western Frontier Adventure 

The production team would like to acknowledge T.J. Stiles' book Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War. Consult the further reading page for a list of more books and websites related to Jesse James.

For AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-line Editor
Spencer Gentry

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Web
Molly Jacobs
Tory Starr

Legal
Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano
Lauren Noyes

Project Administration
Mary Lugo
Cara White

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

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© 2006
WGBH Educational Foundation
All rights reserved.

 

 

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