WorldCat Identities

Bowers, William 1916-1987

Overview
Works: 75 works in 148 publications in 4 languages and 2,999 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  History  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Adapter, Other, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Lyricist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Bowers
Support your local sheriff! ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charming drifter (Garner) becomes sheriff in a rough and tumble mining town where lawmen don't last a month
Night and day by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s
The gunfighter by Henry King ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jimmy Ringo is a notorious killer and the deadliest shot in the Old West. Though his appetite for bloodletting has waned, Jimmy is forced to stay on the run by young guns determined to shoot him down. After killing an upstart in self-defense, he escapes the boy's vengeful brothers to the nearby town of Cayenna. There, he hopes to convince his estranged wife to resume their life together. With more young men gunning for him, Ringo's fate lies in the hands of the sheriff, his old bandit partner
The gunfighters &, the gun and the pulpit ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gunfighters: The Everett brothers and hard-working ranchers forced into defending themselves from a jealous neighbor. The Gun and the pulpit: A gunslinger on the run assumes the identity of a minister killed in ambush
The law and Jake Wade ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jake Wade is an ex-badman gone straight who repays an old debt by helping his former partner Clint break out of jail - an act of loyalty he soon regrets, as Clint has vengeance, not gratitude, on his mind
5 against the house ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four Korean war vets dream up a college prank to rob a casino, convincing the girlfriend of one of them to help. Problems arise when one of the vets, who suffers from a war injury, turns the prank serious
Higher and higher ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formerly rich Mr. Drake is broke...with his household staff's wages in arrears. Conniving valet Mike O'Brien hatches a scheme to pass off the scullery maid as Drake's debutante daughter and net a rich husband for the benefit of all
M-G-M movie legends collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Milford sells a large life insurance policy to 'T.J. James, ' a young man who says he's well-known, the broker thinks he has made a killing. But his elation is short-lived when he realizes that his new client is none other than Jesse James - who is already worth more dead than alive. Suddenly Milford finds himself saddled with a new commission: to go west, join the James gang and do everything possible to keep the deadliest outlaw in history alive
The sheepman ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Easygoing Jason Sweet won a trainload of sheep in a poker game and aims to graze them. Powder Valley looks like the perfect place. A cattle baron and a woman try to come between Jason and his sheep
Fox western classics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gunfighter: In this noir-influenced Western, Gregory Peck stars as an aging gunslinger, sick of killing but haunted by punks wanting to make a name for themselves by slaying a legend. After being warned by his old friend the Sheriff, Peck decides to return East to see his estranged wife and the child he left behind. Knowing his death is an inevitability if he stays, Peck leaves but before he can reach his destination his past catches up with him in the form of a young outlaw
The gun and the pulpit ( )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fugitive gunfighter, disguised as a preacher, is faced with defending townspeople at the mercy of a crooked land baron
Something in the wind ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy of errors with Durbin as disk jockey kidnapped by a wealthy man who thinks she had and "arrangement" with his late grandfather and the family wants to buy her off
Advance to the rear ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the war between the blue and the gray, one soldier is yellow! When a cantankerous Union colonel is labeled a coward after his horse bolts for the rear, the brass puts him in command of a company of the brainless and brawnless and sends them all West. The idea is to keep the misfits out of action. Instead, they ride straight into slapstick encounters with a purty spy, a passel of happy-go-lucky harlots, a shipment of Union gold and a wily band of Johnny Rebs"--Container
Split second (1953) shooting script by Irving Wallace ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Higher and higher (1943) shooting script by Jay Dratler ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alias Jesse James ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob Hope stars as Milford Farnsworth, an insurance broker who sells a large life insurance policy to "T.J. James." When he realizes that his client is Jesse James, who is already worth more dead than alive, he finds himself with a new commission: going west to join the James Gang and do everything possible to keep the deadliest outlaw in history alive
Irving Berlin's This is the Army General Electric Theater "Prosper's Old Mother." ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Electric Theater Prosper's Old Mother-The story of a western mining town where the miners have found gold, but where there are no women
Greatest classic legends film collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bachelor and the bobby-soxer: A playboy is sentenced to date a judge's teenage daughter as punishment for disturbing the peace. The judge hopes it will eradicate the girl's crush for the older man, but the judge's daughter and the playboy fall for each other
Abbott & Costello ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wistful widow of Wagon Gap: Falsely accused of murder, Lou is forced to take care of a widow and her six children. Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein: Bud and Lou encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and the Wolf man. Mexican hayride: Bud and Lou head south of the border after getting mixed up in a phony oil stock scam. Abbott and Costello meet the killer, Boris Karloff: Bud and Lou meet up with Boris Karloff after a guest is murdered at their hotel
Split second by Dick Powell ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Escaped killers led flee a Nevada prison to the ghost town of Yucca Flats, even though a nuclear blast is set to detonate there at 6 a.m. the following morning. Drawing a hapless group of passersby into their circle of desperation, the killers hold court over a night of suspense and terror
 
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Bowers, William
Bowers, William, 1916-
Bowers, William J., 1916-1987
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