WorldCat Identities

Elam, Jack 1920-2003

Overview
Works: 172 works in 294 publications in 2 languages and 8,838 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Western films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  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 )
8 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad in this long frontier epic. Mysterious pasts and the strength of loyalties is explored amid lightning fast gun battles and stylish vistas
Support your local sheriff! ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charming drifter 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 571 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 far country by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A solid western saga set against the colorful, scenic backdrop of Alaskan mining camps
Mickey Spillane's Kiss me deadly by Robert Aldrich ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 401 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 )
22 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 382 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 Cheyenne social club by Gene Kelly ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 298 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 282 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 by Delmer Daves ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 278 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 over the hill gang by Jean Yarbrough ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retired ranger and his three aged pals help to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff
The Ransom of Red Chief ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 232 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
The villain ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 190 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 186 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 174 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 Apple Dumpling Gang by Norman Tokar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apple dumpling gang rides again: 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
The decade you were born ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 143 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 )
3 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 120 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
The Revenge of Red Chief ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Wild West con men try to trick the inhabitants of a small town into buying their "rain-making" machine. Their plans are foiled by the 10 year-old dynamo, Red Chief
Cattle queen of Montana by Barbara Stanwyck ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sierra Nevada Jones, a feisty young woman, attempts to stake her claim in the cattle business despite threats from greedy land grabbers and their hired killers. Undercover agent Farrell comes to her rescue, even though he is in the midst of a separate investigation to find out who's been provoking the local Indian tribes into attacking the whites
 
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Alternative Names
Elam, Jack 1916-2003
Elam, William Scott 1920-2003
Languages
English (100)
Spanish (1)
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