Johnson, Ben 1918-1996
Most widely held works about Ben Johnson
Most widely held works by Ben Johnson
George Steven's production of Shane ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 1,810 libraries worldwide
A drifter and retired gunfighter assists a homestead family terrorized by an aging cattleman and his hired gun.
The last picture show ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 1,662 libraries worldwide
A bittersweet drama of the social and sexual mores in small-town 1950s Texas.
Angels in the outfield ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
A young boy praying for a father and a struggling baseball team praying for a pennant learn to believe in themselves with some heavenly intervention.
Rio Grande ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 793 libraries worldwide
A Cavalry unit on the Mexican border in the 1880s conducts a campaign against marauding Indians.
The shadow riders ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
At the close of the Civil War, two brothers who fought on opposite sides return home to Texas to discover that their sisters have been kidnapped by Rebel guerrillas who refuse to accept the defeat of the Confederacy.
She wore a yellow ribbon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
The story of a U.S. Calvary captain's last days in service on the western frontier in 1876.
Red dawn ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
From the windows of a high school classroom, students see paratroopers land on the varsity football field. The invasion of the United States has begun. As their town is overrun by foreign nationals, eight teenagers escape to the mountains. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, they wage an unremitting guerrilla action in defense of their parents, their friends and their country.
Hang 'em high ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Jed Cooper is mistaken for a criminal and is unjustly hung by the ruthless Captain Wilson and his nine-man gang, who leave him for dead. Cooper escapes the lynching and sets out on a deadly rampage of revenge against his persecutors.
The getaway ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
A convict leaves jail in Texas on a parole arranged by a crooked politician, and promptly joins his wife in planning a bank robbery.
Chisum ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
A successful cattle rancher battles with corrupt government officials and their stooges.
Bite the bullet ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
A former Rough Rider, a lovely but shady lady-in-distress, a drifting ex-cowboy, a young reckless cowboy, a haughty English sportsman, and a gutsy Pony Express rider come together to battle the trials of the rugged West in a grueling 700-mile horse race.
Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts. The complete miniseries on two discs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Louis L'Amour's epic western saga of brothers who blazed a name across the untamed post-Civil War New Mexico frontier.
Will Penny ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Will Penny, an aging, out of work cowboy, is left in the desert to die by a ruthless gang of outlaws. A beautiful young woman and her son, on her way to join her husband, stops to help him and nurses him back to health. Suddenly, Will sees a lifestyle he's never known as he falls in love with her, but the gang is on its way to finish him off.
Major Dundee ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
A Union major late in the Civil War takes it upon himself to punish a band of Apaches who murdered a ranch family and fled into Mexico. Being short of troops he uses Confederate prisoners, ex-slaves and criminals to accomplish his goal.
The evening star ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
The generations grow, but life still spins around Aurora like a cyclone: her rebellious granddaughter wants to run off with Mr. Wrong; a snooty rival has come up with new ways to meddle in Aurora's life; her longtime spinster housekeeper is ready to ditch domestic work for the domestic bliss of matrimony; her great-grandson is like a poison pill; and her shrink is more than eager to cross the line separating client relationships and romantic entanglement.
3 godfathers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Fugitive bank robbers care for the newborn of the woman they just buried, knowing it ruins any chance of escape. Director John Ford's western retelling of the Bibilical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece.
One-eyed jacks ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
After his release from prison, a bank robber seeks revenge on the sheriff who betrayed him when they were outlaw partners.
Junior Bonner ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
With his bronco-busting career on its last legs, Junior Bonner heads to his hometown to try his luck in the annual rodeo. But his fond childhood memories are shattered when he finds his family torn apart by his greedy brother and hard-drinking father. Now Juior must break the wildest bull in the West to bring his family together for one final moment of cowboy glory.
The sugarland express ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and French and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Lou Jean Poplin, who kidnapped a Texas State Trooper and led the police on a wild chase across the state in an effort to save her son from adoption.
Dillinger ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Through all their outrageous escapades, the Dillinger gang maintained a certain mystique in the eyes of the American public. To a citizenry in the depths of the depression, the gang seemed almost like heroes, who enlivened their days with fabulous feats of crime. This glimpse of the lives of those involved in the most interesting crime saga in American history.
Action and adventure films American Civil War (1861-1865) Apache Indians--Wars Bank robberies Baseball Cattle herders Closed captioning Comedy films Criminals Drama False arrest Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film remakes Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Frontier and pioneer life Fugitives from justice Gunfights History Horse racing Indians of North America Kidnapping Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships McMurtry, Larry Motion pictures New Mexico North America--Rio Grande Outlaws Prospecting Ranchers Ranching Revenge Schaefer, Jack,--1907-1991 Shane (Fictitious character : Schaefer) Teenage boys Television mini-series Texas Train robberies United States United States.--Army.--Cavalry Veterans Video recordings--for the hearing impaired West (U.S.) Western films Western films Wyoming
Multiple languages (12)
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