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Johnson, Ben 1918-1996

Works: 197 works in 534 publications in 5 languages and 19,416 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western films  Juvenile works  Spaghetti Westerns 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Commentator, Creator
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
Shane by George Stevens( visu )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 2,119 libraries worldwide
Fullscreen. A drifter and retired gunfighter assists a homestead family terrorized by an aging cattleman and his hired gun
The last picture show by Peter Bogdanovich( visu )
15 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 1,841 libraries worldwide
Story of teenagers in a small Texas town just prior to the hero leaving for Korea and the closing of the town's movie theater
Rio Grande by John Ford( visu )
68 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,077 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 by Louis L'Amour( visu )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 985 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 )
11 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 961 libraries worldwide
The rugged commander of a small cavalry outpost on the western frontier is faced with imminent retirement. As well as safeguarding the stagecoatch routes, he must make peace with his Indian counterparts to avert a needless war and also make sure his troop will be in capable hands when he leaves
The getaway by Sam Peckinpah( visu )
33 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 838 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
Angels in the outfield ( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 825 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 good, the bad and the ugly by Sergio Leone( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
During the American Civil War, three men seek hidden loot. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way--including each other. Very violent and drawn out western
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 664 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 661 libraries worldwide
A successful cattle rancher battles with corrupt government officials and their stooges in New Mexico's Lincoln County War
Bite the bullet by Richard Brooks( visu )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 594 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 565 libraries worldwide
Louis L'Amour's epic western saga of brothers who blazed a name across the untamed post-Civil War New Mexico frontier
Red dawn by Chris Hemsworth( visu )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 547 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
3 godfathers by John Ford( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 456 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
Junior Bonner by Sam Peckinpah( visu )
6 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and French and held by 440 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
One-eyed jacks by Marlon Brando( visu )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
After his release from prison, a bank robber seeks revenge on the sheriff who betrayed him when they were outlaw partners
Will Penny by Tom Gries( visu )
7 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Hollywood legend Charlton Heston stars as Will Penny, an aging cowboy on a hard-luck streak. He's out of work, out of money, and staked out to die in the desert by a gang of ruthless outlaws. Moments before death, Will is taken in by a beautiful young woman named Catherine (Joan Hackett), who is heading west with her young son to join her husband. As Catherine nurses Will back to health, he catches a glimpse of a lifestyle he's never known. Suddenly, Will has two more problems to deal with: He's madly in love with another man's wife, and the outlaw gang is on its way back to finish him off
Major Dundee by Sam Peckinpah( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 426 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 sugarland express by Steven Spielberg( visu )
23 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 426 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
The evening star by Robert Harling( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 384 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
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Alternative Names
Johnson, Ben
English (220)
German (22)
French (15)
Italian (5)
Spanish (3)
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