WorldCat Identities

Johnson, Ben 1918-1996

Works: 300 works in 1,069 publications in 5 languages and 25,769 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  War films  Biography  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Other, Producer, Commentator, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben Johnson
Shane by George Stevens( Visual )

19 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysterious and laconic, Shane rides down from the mountains into a valley where he encounters the homestead of farmer Joe Starrett, his wife Marian and their young son Joey. Starrett is the unofficial leader of a large group of homesteaders, who have united in opposition to a rapacious cattleman, Rufus Ryker. Ryker and his brother Morgan are trying to drive all the homesteaders out, so that they control over the entire valley. Shane takes Starrett's side in a confrontation with Ryker's men, and stays on to work on Starrett's farm. The homesteaders continue to resist, so Ryker imports famed gunslinger Jack Wilson from Cheyenne. When Wilson goads one of the homesteaders into a gunfight, he sets off a showdown between himself and Shane--with the future of the valley in the balance
The Last Picture Show by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

33 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member 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
She wore a yellow ribbon by John Ford( Visual )

34 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A desperately short-staffed cavalry outpost must try to stop an Indian invasion
Red dawn by Patrick Swayze( Visual )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member 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
Rio Grande by John Ford( Visual )

84 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are embroiled in an epic battle with the Apaches and each other. Wayne leads his Cavalry troops to the Rio Grande to fight a warring tribe. His toughest battle lies ahead when his unorthodox plan to outwit the elusive Apaches leads to a possible court-martial. Locked in a bloody war, he must fight not only to save his family, but also to redeem his honor
The shadow riders by Louis L'Amour( Visual )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the close of the Civil War, two brothers who fought on opposite sides return home to Texas to discover that their sisters have been kidnapped by Rebel guerrillas who refuse to accept the defeat of the Confederacy
The getaway by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

45 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member 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
Hang 'em high by Ted Post( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and French and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hang 'em high: Jed Cooper is mistaken for a criminal and is unjustly hung by the ruthless Captain Wilson and his nine-man gang, who leave him for dead. Cooper escapes the lynching and sets out on a deadly rampage of revenge against his persecutors
Chisum by Warner Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and French and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful cattle rancher battles with corrupt government officials and their stooges in New Mexico's Lincoln County War
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 823 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
Bite the bullet by Richard Brooks( Visual )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member 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
3 godfathers by John Ford( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member 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 Bibilical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece
Angels in the outfield( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 636 WorldCat member 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
Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts by Louis L'Amour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis L'Amour's epic western saga of brothers who blazed a name across the untamed post-Civil War New Mexico frontier
Will Penny by Tom Gries( Visual )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Penny is an aging cowboy who 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 their way to finish him off
One-eyed jacks by Marlon Brando( Visual )

44 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-convict finds the partner who betrayed him is now a town sheriff with a wife and stepdaughter
Junior Bonner by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and French and held by 540 WorldCat member 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 Junior must break the wildest bull in the West to bring his family together for one final moment of cowboy glory."--Container
The sugarland express by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

37 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member 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
Mighty Joe Young by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

20 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and French and held by 452 WorldCat member 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
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The Last Picture ShowThe shadow riders3 godfathersAngels in the outfieldLouis L'Amour's The SackettsOne-eyed jacksThe sugarland express
Alternative Names
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Ben Johnson American film actor (1918-1996)

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Ben Johnson US-amerikanischer Schauspieler (1918-1996)

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Бен Джонсон

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בן ג'ונסון שחקן אמריקאי

بن جانسون بازیگر آمریکایی

بن جانسون (بازیگر) بازیگر آمریکایی

بين جونسون

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French (19)

Spanish (10)

Italian (6)