Nancy Kelly, Tyrone Power, and Henry Fonda
One of my favorite Westerns is the 1939 Jesse James. I love the cast, the directing (Henry King never disappoints), the scenery every darn thing about it. The only drawbacks are I don’t get my fairy-tale happy ending (obviously!) and each time I watch this movie, I’m left with the same agonizing question each time… How was Nancy Kelly not given more roles?! My goodness she was wonderful. Beautiful, talented, and had an extra onscreen spark.
If you haven’t seen Nancy in very many films, I highly recommend seeking her out.
The cast also includes Randolph Scott, Henry Hull, Slim Summerville, John Carradine, Donald Meek, and Jane Darwell.