WorldCat Identities

Johnson, Ben 1918-1996

Works: 317 works in 1,116 publications in 5 languages and 25,711 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  War films  Video recordings for the hearing impaired  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Other, Producer, Creator, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben Johnson
The last picture show by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

35 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in English and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the social and sexual mores in small-town Texas. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry
Shane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drifter and retired gunfighter helps a family being terrorized by a cattleman and his hired gun
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 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,370 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
Rio Grande by John Ford( Visual )

84 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,296 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
The shadow riders by Louis L'Amour( Visual )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,278 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 )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 943 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 )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and French and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 872 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 )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 839 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 )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert
3 godfathers by John Ford( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 656 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. (Source : jaquette)
Shane by George Stevens( Visual )

26 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 623 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
Angels in the outfield( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 610 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 588 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 )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 553 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
Junior Bonner by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and French and held by 547 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
One-eyed jacks by Marlon Brando( Visual )

43 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two criminals rob a bank. One escapes, but the other is captured by the police. Eventually one criminal becomes a sheriff in Monterey. The other, after having been jailed in a brutal Mexican prison for five years, comes looking for revenge
The sugarland express by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

39 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, a desperate mother (Goldie Hawn) attempts to reunite her family by any means necessary including helping her husband escape prison, kidnapping a Texas state trooper and leading 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 481 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
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ShaneThe shadow riders3 godfathersShaneAngels in the outfieldLouis L'Amour's The SackettsOne-eyed jacksThe sugarland express
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