Alias Will James

Alias Will James

| 1 h 23 min

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This feature-length documentary tells the incredible story of Ernest Dufault, a.k.a. Will James, a French-Canadian man who became one of the most legendary cowboys of the American West. For over 30 years, as he went from cattle rustler to ex-convict, he managed to keep his secret. And when he took up the pen, he became a Hollywood legend. Watch this compelling exploration of the powerful attraction the West still holds for young adventurers.

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Alias Will James, Jacques Godbout, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Jacques Godbout
  • script
    Jacques Godbout
  • producer
    Éric Michel
  • photography
    Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
  • sound
    Richard Besse
    Diane Carrière
  • editing
    Monique Fortier
  • voice
    Jean-Guy Moreau
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • music
    Robert M. Lepage
    Ian Tyson

  • None

    I'm a huge fan of both Will Jame's writing and art. The first I heard of him was when I moved to California and bought my own ranch and horses. I too, am from a small town in Quebec and moved to Hollywood and have some success here, so I relate to him very much.It is a shame more Canadians don't know more about him, he left an incredible body of work.

    None, 4 Mar 2022

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