WorldCat Identities

Ryan, Robert 1909-1973

Works: 330 works in 1,071 publications in 8 languages and 20,474 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  History  Biography  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Naval history  Western films  Aviation films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Production personnel, Speaker, Singer, Interviewee, Film editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Ryan
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

77 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,255 WorldCat member 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
Bad day at Black Rock by John Sturges( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-armed stranger arrives in a tiny desert town, the locals possessing a dark past they want to keep secret, by any means necessary
Battle of the Bulge( Visual )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December of 1944 the defeat of Nazi Germany seemed imminent after five tragic years of war. But suddenly, the Allies were faced with a ferocious surprise attack by the Germans on the Belgian front. With deadly new tanks, fresh troops and a cunning commander, the Third Reich was about to make one last vicious assault that could easily turn the tide of World War II and perhaps history
The dirty dozen by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve tough criminals will be offered absolution if they undertake a suicide mission into Nazi Germany. Based on E.M. Nathanson's book
Billy Budd by Peter Ustinov( Visual )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent, naive British Naval seaman is accused and tried of murdering the sadistic master-at-arms
The naked spur by Anthony Mann( Visual )

13 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and French and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Plain arithmetic. Money splits better two ways instead of three,' smooth-talking outlaw Ben Vandergroat reasons to his captors, three bounty hunters thrown together by chance. They're taking him to justice in Abilene, but Ben has other ideas." -- Container
Crossfire by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

24 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police captain methodically unravels the truth behind the brutal murder of an innocent Jewish man by a World War II soldier with a rabid hatred of Jews
The set-up by Robert Wise( Visual )

20 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An over-the-hill boxer thinks he can still win a bout, despite doubts from his wife and his manager. He goes into his next fight determined to beat his opponent, not realizing his manager has taken money for a 'dive' from a tough gambler. Heightening the tension, the film takes place over the course of 72 minutes, its approximate running time
The professionals by Richard Brooks( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldier of fortune Burt Lancaster leads a rugged team of mercenaries to rescue a beautiful woman who has been kidnapped by Mexican revolutionary Captain Rasa (Jack Palance)
Flying leathernecks by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

30 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's World War II. Major Dan Kirby (John Wayne) is hard on his marines. his subordinate Captain Carl Griffin thinks the Major is overdoing it, but Kirby proves that there is a method to his madness after all
King of kings by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and German and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament. Built upon a series of narrative parallels and contrasts between Jesus and Barrabas. The film portrays the thief as a rebel leader of the Jewish resistance. Unlike Jesus, who preaches a message of peace, Barrabas advocates violence as a means to an end
On dangerous ground by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Recording )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife. Fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor, and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and misfit, the family is reflected by their youngest son, who at 23 is a sensitive and aspiring writer
The racket by John Cromwell( Visual )

14 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in English and French and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A straight-arrow cop and an old-school gangster find a common foe: big shots who run crime like a corporation
God's little acre by Anthony Mann( Visual )

31 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful, primitive Georgia and its people are brought to life in this sadly comic tragedy. Poor white sharecropper Ty Ty Warden is convinced that a golden treasure lies hidden, buried away somewhere on his land. As his impoverished family languishes, he spends years digging holes in his land, rather than cultivating it. His obsession with finding the easy answer to life's problems is reflected by those around him, as they all seek their own impossible dreams.--Container
Caught by Max Ophuls( Visual )

29 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonora Eames fulfills her life's dream when she marries a millionaire but she soon discovers that her husband is mentally unstable. She resents being used as his business hostess and leaves him
World War I the complete story( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the complete story of World War I, captured as never before in riveting combat footage and gripping historical analysis
Act of violence Mystery street( Visual )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery street (1950): Vivian is being brushed off by her rich, married boyfriend. To confront him, she hijacks Henry Shanway and his car from Boston to Cape Cod. Once there, she strands Henry. Months later, a skeleton is found on a lonely Cape Cod beach. Using the macabre expertise of Harvard forensic specialist Dr. McAdoo, Lt. Pete Morales must work back from bones to find the victim's identity and killer
House of bamboo by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sandy Dawson has assembled a platoon of ex-Army thugs to run pachinko parlors while pulling off bloody heists and armed robbery. The murder of a friend brings Eddie Spanier into the group, along with his beautiful mistress. But Spanier's behavior grows treacherous, and his loyalties become questionable, leading to a breathless, murderous conclusion high above the ancient city of Tokyo."--Container
Lawman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and German and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western about a stoic sheriff who comes into an unfamiliar town to bring in a bunch of cowboys who, on a drunken spree, accidentally killed an old man
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bad day at Black Rock
Alternative Names
Robert Ryan acteur amricain

Robert Ryan aktor amerykański

Robert Ryan Amerikaans filmacteur

Robert Ryan attore statunitense

Robert Ryan US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Ryan, Bob 1909-1973

Ryan, Robert Bushnell.

Ryan, Robert Bushnell 1909-1973

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Bad day at Black RockThe dirty dozenThe naked spurCrossfireThe professionalsFlying leathernecksLong day's journey into nightLawman