WorldCat Identities

Ryan, Robert 1909-1973

Works: 340 works in 1,513 publications in 9 languages and 25,812 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Film noir  Western films  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  History  Historical films  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Speaker, Interviewee, Other, Film editor, Author, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Ryan
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

112 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlaws on the U.S.-Mexican border face the march of progress, the Mexican army and a gang of bounty hunters led by a former member as they plan to rob a U.S. Army train
The dirty dozen by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve tough criminals will be offered absolution if they undertake a suicide mission into Nazi Germany
Bad day at Black Rock by John Sturges( Visual )

32 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary
Battle of the Bulge by Na jin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is five days after D-Day. The majority of the American army believes that the German army is broken and in disarray. The Germans, however, feel differently and launch a massive attack on the Allied troops in the hopes that ground action will buy enough time to bring in their new jets
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 1797, Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) is a young, naïve seaman on a British Man-o-war. When the sadistic Master-at-arms John Claggart (Robert Ryan) is murdered, Billy is accused and tried. Budd's strong belief in goodness is threatened by Claggart's equally strong force of evil; the consequences are both tragic and lasting"--Container
The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the faded, Vermeer-like light of Harry Hope's 1912 New York skid row bar, a ragtag group of fallen men await the annual arrival of their friend Hickey. But now Hickey is sober, and he wants his drunken friends to follow the same path
The Naked Spur by Anthony Mann( Visual )

21 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and French and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Plain arithmetic. Money splits better two ways instead of three, ' smooth-talking outlaw Ben Vandergroat reasons to his captors, three bounty hunters thrown together by chance. They're taking him to justice in Abilene, but Ben has other ideas."--Container
The longest day by Ken Annakin( Visual )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the June 6th, 1944 WWII invasion of Normandy, France, from the both the Allied and Axis perspectives
The professionals by Richard Brooks( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldier of fortune Burt Lancaster leads a rugged team of mercenaries to rescue a beautiful woman who has been kidnapped by Mexican revolutionary Captain Rasa (Jack Palance)
The set-up by Robert Wise( Visual )

25 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An over-the-hill boxer thinks he can still win a bout, despite doubts from his wife and his manager. He goes into his next fight determined to beat his opponent, not realizing his manager has taken money for a 'dive' from a tough gambler. Heightening the tension, the film takes place over the course of 72 minutes, its approximate running time
Clash by night by Fritz Lang( Visual )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and French and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A party girl decides she has had enough of the wild lifestyle and returns to her childhood home, where she finds security with a new husband but soon finds herself in an affair with his best friend
Crossfire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police captain methodically unravels the truth behind the brutal murder of an innocent Jewish man by a World War II soldier with a rabid hatred of Jews
Flying leathernecks by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

37 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's World War II. Major Dan Kirby (John Wayne) is hard on his marines. His subordinate Captain Carl Griffin thinks the Major is overdoing it, but Kirby proves that there is a method to his madness after all
King of kings by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament. Built upon a series of narrative parallels and contrasts between Jesus and Barrabas. The film portrays the thief as a rebel leader of the Jewish resistance. Unlike Jesus, who preaches a message of peace, Barrabas advocates violence as a means to an end
On dangerous ground by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

29 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect
World War I : the complete story( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the complete story of World War I, captured as never before in riveting combat footage and gripping historical analysis
The racket by John Cromwell( Visual )

17 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and French and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A straight-arrow cop and an old-school gangster find a common foe: big shots who run crime like a corporation
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Recording )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive home life. Fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor, and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and misfit, the family is reflected by their youngest son, who at 23 is a sensitive and aspiring writer
Caught by Max Ophuls( Visual )

39 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caught is a tale of Leonora, an aspiring carhop who meets and marries a mysterious millionaire, Smith Ohlrig. Soon after the wedding, Laura realizes she's trapped in a loveless marriage with a ruthless workaholic husband who torments her with twisted mind games. Unable to obtain a divorce from Smith, she moves out of the mansion and goes to work for a dedicated doctor, Larry Quinada. The two quickly fall in love but the romance comes to an abrupt halt when Leonora learns that she is pregnant with Ohlirg's child." -- Back of container
Crossfire by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

30 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police captain (Young) methodically unravels the truth behind the brutal murder of an innocent Jewish man by a World War II soldier (Ryan) with a rabid hatred of Jews
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bad day at Black Rock
Alternative Names
Bushnell Ryan, Robert 1909-1973

Robert Ryan acteur américain

Robert Ryan aktor amerykański

Robert Ryan Amerikaans filmacteur

Robert Ryan attore statunitense

Robert Ryan US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Ryan, Bob 1909-1973

Ryan, Robert Bushnell.

Ryan, Robert Bushnell 1909-1973

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The dirty dozenBad day at Black RockThe Naked SpurThe professionalsFlying leathernecksLong day's journey into nightCrossfire