A sequel for what it's worth, Lang's THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES is his first western + first experiment with Technicolor. We know him from his earlier Hollywood films as a peerless master of reduction and formal lucidity, but the aesthetic rewards here, with credit due to ace cinematographer George Barnes, are off the charts. Also: he's kind of a Social Justice Warrior (heh), though furthest thing from an optimist.
Henry Fonda do a captivating Frank James and also of interest is J. Edward Bromberg's corrupt but excellent detective, George Runyan in this classy western. Gene Tierney have her movie debut, but is sadly not particularly memorable as a woman who want to be more independent. An acceptable western but the humor was a mistake to add.
As much about the trial of Frank James as it is about the manhunt for his brother's killer. Bob Ford. This movie, while enjoyable, is just not quite up to par with the Jesse James movie for which this sequel is made. Many of the same characters (and actors playing them) which makes for a nice transition from one story to the next.