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Johnson, Ben 1918-1996

Works: 188 works in 648 publications in 6 languages and 20,610 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Western films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War films  Spaghetti Westerns  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Creator, Commentator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Ben Johnson
Publications by Ben Johnson
Publications by Ben Johnson, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Ben Johnson
The last picture show by Peter Bogdanovich( visu )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,186 libraries worldwide
Story of the social and sexual mores in small-town Texas
Shane by George Stevens( visu )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 2,088 libraries worldwide
Fullscreen. A drifter and retired gunfighter assists a homestead family terrorized by an aging cattleman and his hired gun
Rio Grande by John Ford( visu )
64 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
Fifteen years back, Lt. Colonel Kirby Yorke's devotion to military duty led him to destroy the plantation home of his southern-born wife during the Civil War. He is now a lonely man, fighting Indians in the west. Returning from his latest skirmish with the Apaches, Yorke finds that his son Jeff--enlisted as an ordinary soldier after failing at West Point--has been assigned to his command. Kirby's estranged wife, Kathleen, has also arrived at the fort in an effort to buy her son's way out of the army. A group of renegade Apaches keeps eluding Yorke by crossing the Rio Grande into Mexico, but he plans a raid in hopes that it will end the problem for good
The shadow riders ( visu )
28 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
Mac and Dal, two brothers who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War, return home to Texas to discover that their sisters and Dal's sweetheart have been kidnapped by rampaging Rebel guerrillas refusing to accept the defeat of the Confederacy. With the help of their notorious uncle, Mac and Dal must rescue the women before they can be sold into a Mexican brothel
She wore a yellow ribbon by John Ford( visu )
22 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and French and held by 972 libraries worldwide
The story of a U.S. Calvary captain's last days in service on the western frontier in 1876
Angels in the outfield ( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 857 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
The getaway by Sam Peckinpah( visu )
30 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and German and held by 835 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
The good, the bad and the ugly by Sergio Leone( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
Western drama in which two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader
Red dawn ( visu )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 737 libraries worldwide
When a town is invaded by foreign nationals and the security of the United States seems threatened, a group of high school students escape and wage warfare in defense of their parents, their friends and their country
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( visu )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 650 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
Chisum by Andrew V McLaglen( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and French and held by 638 libraries worldwide
John Chisum and Henry Tunstall with the assistance of Billy the Kid engage in a land dispute with Lawrence Murphy in Lincoln County, New Mexico
Bite the bullet by Richard Brooks( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 583 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Louis L'Amour's epic western saga of brothers who blazed a name across the untamed post-Civil War New Mexico frontier
One-eyed jacks by Marlon Brando( visu )
41 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Johnny Rio, betrayed by his best friend, returns to seek vengence after serving five years in a Mexican prison. After years of obsessed hatred the film concludes with a blazing showdown
Will Penny by Tom Gries( visu )
8 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in English and held by 470 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, on her way to join her husband out west, stops to help him and nurses him back to health. Suddenly, Will sees a lifestyle he's never known, but he has too many problems - he's fallen in love with another man's wife, and the gang is on its way to finish him off
Junior Bonner by Sam Peckinpah( visu )
9 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 442 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
3 godfathers by John Ford( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 441 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 Biblical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack( visu )
21 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Mighty Joe Young is a 15-foot African gorilla. His best friend and protector is Jill Young. Against her better judgment, Jill allows Joe to be brought to the States as a nightclub attraction. He later breaks loose and goes on a rampage
The sugarland express by Steven Spielberg( visu )
21 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 425 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
Major Dundee by Sam Peckinpah( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 416 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
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Johnson, Ben
English (277)
German (24)
French (24)
Spanish (12)
Italian (2)
Japanese (1)
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