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Elam, Jack 1920-2003

Overview
Works: 150 works in 284 publications in 3 languages and 10,540 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Western films  Humorous stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Elam
Once upon a time in the West by Sergio Leone ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of a vicious villain coldly wiping out an entire family and leaving another man to be falsely accused of the slaughter
Rio Lobo by Howard Hawks ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spectacular robbery of a Union pay train by Confederate guerillas leads to the train's colonel befriending the leaders of the robbery when the war ends. Together, they seek the Union traitors responsible for a string of Confederate train robberies
The Apple Dumpling Gang by Norman Tokar ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two bumbling outlaws try to go straight, but can't even seem to get that right. They make a deposit in a bank and are accused of robbing it ; they join the U.S. Cavalry and are court-martialed for blowing up the fort. They are put in the stockade and manage to escape
Support your local sheriff! ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and German and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charming drifter (Garner) becomes sheriff in a rough and tumble mining town where lawmen don't last a month
Support your local gunfighter ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Garner plays a gambler who runs away from a madam with marriage on her mind, and is mistaken for a gunfighter in the troubled town of Purgatory
The Ransom of Red Chief ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story about two men who kidnap a mischievous boy and request a large ransom for his return, but the boy turns the tables on his captors
Hot lead & cold feet ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twin brothers compete in a train race in which the winner becomes the owner of a town
The far country by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A solid western saga set against the colorful, scenic backdrop of Alaskan mining camps
Kiss me deadly by Robert Aldrich ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While driving down a lonely road late one evening, Hammer picks up a beautiful blonde hitchhiker, dressed in nothing but a raincoat. At first, Hammer assumes that the incoherent girl is an escaped lunatic; his mind is changed for him when he and the girl are abducted by two thugs. The men torture the girl to death as the semiconscious Hammer watches helplessly. He himself escapes extermination when the murderers' car topples off a cliff and he is thrown clear. Seeking vengeance, Hammer tries to discover the secret behind the girl's murder
Kansas City confidential by Phil Karlson ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With three thugs as accomplices, disgruntled ex-cop Tim Foster, masterminds a foolproof million dollar bank robbery. But he's also hatched a scheme to double-cross his accomplices and frame an innocent man for the crime. Hapless truck driver, Joe Rolfe, becomes caught in Foster's corrupt plan. In order to set things right, Rolfe tries to clear his own name and seek vengeance on the bad guys, all while falling in love with Foster's daughter
The over the hill gang by Jean Yarbrough ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retired ranger and his three aged pals try to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff
The Cheyenne social club by Gene Kelly ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cheyenne Social Club: Saddle-weary Texans are surprised to find they've inherited a Wyoming brothel and must defend it against a gun-wielding gang. Firecreek: An outlaw preys on small towns, and a $2-a-month lawman must find the courage to stop him
Kung fu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventure continues for Kwai Chang Caine, a Shoalin priest trained in the wisdom and warfare of China's ancients, following life's path in the American west of the later 1800s
Jubal ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this Shakespearean tale of jealousy and betrayal, a man who is an honorable itinerant cattleman, befriended and hired by a bighearted ranch owner despite his unwillingness to talk about his past. When the new hand becomes the target of the flirtatious attentions of the owner's bored wife and is entrusted by the boss with a foreman's responsibilities, his presence at the ranch starts to rankle his shifty fellow cowhand
The villain ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A funny screwball gunslinger comedy with Kirk Douglas as the ne'er-do-well highwayman, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Handsome Stranger and Ann-Margret as the lusty Miss Charming Jones
Huckleberry Finn [&] The proud rebel [&] Walking Thunder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HUCKLEBERRY FINN: After being kidnapped by his drunken father, Huck heads down the Mississippi with his buddy Jim and have many adventures. THE PROUD REBEL: After John Chandler's son goes mute following a tregedy, John searches for a doctor who can help him. Before he finds one, he and his family must work off a debt using their talented sheepdog, Lance. When a doctor is found, John has no money to pay for help for his son and must decide whether to sell Lance, which will devastate his son, or get the boy help. WALKING THUNDER: Fourteen year old Jacob and his family are stuck in the Rockies when a bear destroys their wagon on their way west. They meet a medicine man and a mountain man who teaches Jacob survival skills that he must use with the giant bear called Walking Thunder on the prowl
Kismet by Robert Wright ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows one fateful, fabulous day as a beggar-poet and his daughter cross paths with a wicked wazir, a wily temptress, a handsome prince, and a magical curse
The decade you were born ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over-the-Hill Gang: With the help of three "over-the-hill" old pals, a retired Texas Ranger cleans up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff. Bonanza: When an Indian saves Ben Cartwright's life, Ben later gives the man and his family a few acres of farmland without realizing the land is next to a racist farmer
Rawhide by Henry Hathaway ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gang of outlaws seize a stage coach way-station, kill the station manager and hold the surviving man and woman captive while they await the arrival of a gold shipment
Hannie Caulder ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman swears revenge on the men who raped her and killed her husband. At first, she has more heart than know-how, but once a bounty hunter arrives in town, he teaches her how to use a gun. She straps on her .45 and sets out to put a few notches in its handle
 
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Alternative Names
Elam, Jack, 1916-2003
Elam, William Scott, 1920-2003
Languages
English (117)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
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