WorldCat Identities

Johnson, Ben 1918-1996

Works: 215 works in 843 publications in 6 languages and 22,092 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Spaghetti Westerns  War films  Film remakes  Children's films  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Other, Commentator, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben Johnson
Shane by George Stevens( Visual )

17 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,180 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

39 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,160 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
The shadow riders by Louis L'amour( Visual )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,149 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
Rio Grande by John Ford( Visual )

78 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member 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
She wore a yellow ribbon by John Ford( Visual )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A desperately short-staffed cavalry outpost must try to stop an Indian invasion
The getaway by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

57 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 893 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
The good, the bad and the ugly by Sergio Leone( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Southwest during the American Civil War, three men seek a stolen gold shipment. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way--including each other
Angels in the outfield( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 815 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
The wild bunch by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un grupo de veteranos atracadores de bancos, desarraigados ladrones que viven al margen de la ley y que acta︢n en la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y Mx̌ico, se ven acorralados por unos cazadores de recompensas y el ejřcito mx̌icano
Chisum by Andrew V McLaglen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 746 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and French and held by 660 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
Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 587 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
Red dawn by Chris Hemsworth( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the windows of a high school classroom, students see paratroopers land on the varsity football field. The invasion of the United States has begun. As their town is overrun by foreign nationals, eight teenagers escape to the mountains. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, they wage an unremitting guerrilla action in defense of their parents, their friends and their country
One-eyed jacks by Marlon Brando( Visual )

44 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and French and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-convict finds the partner who betrayed him is now a town sheriff with a wife and stepdaughter
Will Penny by Tom Gries( Visual )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member 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
The sugarland express by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 491 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
3 godfathers by John Ford( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après avoir cambriolé une banque, trois bandits s'enfoncent dans le désert pour échapper au shérif, ils y trouvent une femme mourante sur le point d'accoucher. Il font alors le serment à la mère de recueillir et de protéger le bébé...Une histoire originale mêlant adroitement scènes d'action musclées et momentd d'émotions. John Ford a réalisé ici un film surprenant, nerveux et sensible avec des scènes d'humour inoubliables
Major Dundee by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 458 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
Junior Bonner by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junior Bonner, cow-boy de rodéo traverse l'Amérique de concours en concours, trainant son cheval derrière lui dans un van. Il revient chez lui à Prescott où doit se disputer un grand
Mighty Joe Young by Ron Underwood( Visual )

24 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 436 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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Johnson, Ben

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بن جانسون (بازیگر) بازیگر آمریکایی

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The Last Picture ShowThe shadow ridersAngels in the outfieldOne-eyed jacksThe sugarland express3 godfathers