This is a terrific film, but often overlooked in favour of The Long Riders, covering pretty much the same character relationships. Cliff Robertson and Robert Duvall are superb in the lead roles, as Cole Younger and Jesse James respectively. Younger is portrayed as a thoughtful, intelligent, even likeable but rascally outlaw, whilst Duvall's Jesse James is suitable creepy and devious. This film really explodes a few myths, and the broody photography and characteristaion, right through the entire supporting cast, makes for a wonderful ensemble piece of cinema. I believe it was made for TV but is surprisingly (though not gratuitously) violent and explicit - people actually suffer when shot, rather than falling over in a dignified manner and gentlemanly manner! This really is a good film, whether you like Westerns or not!