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Elam, Jack 1920-2003

Works: 177 works in 390 publications in 5 languages and 12,383 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Spaghetti Westerns  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Western television programs  Action and adventure films  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jack Elam
Most widely held works by Jack Elam
Once upon a time in the West by Sergio Leone( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man preparing to welcome his new wife to his home is killed, along with his entire family
Support your local sheriff!( Visual )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming drifter becomes sheriff in a rough and tumble mining town where lawmen don't last a month
Rio Lobo by Howard Hawks( Visual )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacular robbery of a Union pay train by Confederate guerillas leads to the train's colonel befriending the leaders of the robbery when the war ends. Together, they seek the Union traitors responsible for a string of Confederate train robberies
The Apple Dumpling Gang by Walt Disney( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two bumbling outlaws try to go straight, but can't even seem to get that right. They make a deposit in a bank and are accused of robbing it ; they join the U.S. Cavalry and are court-martialed for blowing up the fort. They are put in the stockade and manage to escape
The far country by Anthony Mann( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A solid western saga set against the colorful, scenic backdrop of Alaskan mining camps
Mickey Spillane's Kiss me deadly by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While driving down a lonely road late one evening, Hammer picks up a beautiful blonde hitchhiker, dressed in nothing but a raincoat. At first, Hammer assumes that the incoherent girl is an escaped lunatic; his mind is changed for him when he and the girl are abducted by two thugs. The men torture the girl to death as the semiconscious Hammer watches helplessly. He himself escapes extermination when the murderers' car topples off a cliff and he is thrown clear. Seeking vengeance, Hammer tries to discover the secret behind the girl's murder
Hot lead & cold feet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin brothers compete in a train race in which the winner becomes the owner of a town
The over the hill gang by Jean Yarbrough( Visual )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired ranger and his three aged pals try to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff
Kansas City confidential by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

28 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With three thugs as accomplices, disgruntled ex-cop Tim Foster, masterminds a foolproof million dollar bank robbery. But he's also hatched a scheme to double-cross his accomplices and frame an innocent man for the crime. Hapless truck driver, Joe Rolfe, becomes caught in Foster's corrupt plan. In order to set things right, Rolfe tries to clear his own name and seek vengeance on the bad guys, all while falling in love with Foster's daughter
The Cheyenne social club by Gene Kelly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheyenne Social Club: Saddle-weary Texans are surprised to find they've inherited a Wyoming brothel and must defend it against a gun-wielding gang. Firecreek: An outlaw preys on small towns, and a $2-a-month lawman must find the courage to stop him
Jubal by Delmer Daves( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Shakespearean tale of jealousy and betrayal, a man who is an honorable itinerant cattleman, befriended and hired by a bighearted ranch owner despite his unwillingness to talk about his past. When the new hand becomes the target of the flirtatious attentions of the owner's bored wife and is entrusted by the boss with a foreman's responsibilities, his presence at the ranch starts to rankle his shifty fellow cowhand
Kung fu by Ed Spielman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kwai Chang Caine is a Shaolin monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emperor's nephew. The nephew had killed Caine's teacher in cold blood with a gun, like a coward. Caine flees to America both to escape retaliation and to search for his brother in order to settle down in this new land. However, he can not help but continually run into trouble from gunfighters and others as they oppress the innocent, while bounty hunters pursue the price on his head. Against this, he has his Kung-fu martial arts skill which proves to be devastatingly effective in this gun-dominated land
The ransom of Red Chief by Bob Clark( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ransom of Red Chief: Tells a story about two men who kidnap a mischievous boy and request a large ransom for his return, but the boy turns the tables on his captors. The Revenge of Red Chief: Two con men create a fake rain-making machine
The comancheros by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter (Wayne) arrests gambler Paul Regret (Whitman) but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a violent band of gunrunners and thieves known as the Comancheros. The last film of director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca)
Huckleberry Finn [&] The proud rebel [&] Walking Thunder( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HUCKLEBERRY FINN: After being kidnapped by his drunken father, Huck heads down the Mississippi with his buddy Jim and have many adventures. THE PROUD REBEL: After John Chandler's son goes mute following a tregedy, John searches for a doctor who can help him. Before he finds one, he and his family must work off a debt using their talented sheepdog, Lance. When a doctor is found, John has no money to pay for help for his son and must decide whether to sell Lance, which will devastate his son, or get the boy help. WALKING THUNDER: Fourteen year old Jacob and his family are stuck in the Rockies when a bear destroys their wagon on their way west. They meet a medicine man and a mountain man who teaches Jacob survival skills that he must use with the giant bear called Walking Thunder on the prowl
Kismet by Robert Wright( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows one fateful, fabulous day as a beggar-poet and his daughter cross paths with a wicked wazir, a wily temptress, a handsome prince, and a magical curse
The villain by Albert Dupontel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny screwball gunslinger comedy with Kirk Douglas as the ne'er-do-well highwayman, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Handsome Stranger and Ann-Margret as the lusty Miss Charming Jones
The decade you were born( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you were born in the 60s, your decade opened with John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States; the cartoon The Flintstones appeared on Television for the first time; Chubby Checker started a new dance craze with the sensational twist; the U.S. men's ice hockey team won gold in the winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, California; and Alan Shepard made the first U.S. space fight
Rawhide by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

5 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gang of outlaws seize a stage coach way-station, kill the station manager and hold the surviving man and woman captive while they await the arrival of a gold shipment
Hannie Caulder by Burt Kennedy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman swears revenge on the man who raped her and killed her husband. At first, she has more heart than know-how, but once a bounty hunter arrives in town, he teaches her how to use a gun. She straps on her .45 and sets out to put a few notches in its handle
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Once upon a time in the West
Alternative Names
Elam, Jack 1916-2003

Elam, William Scott 1920-2003

Jack Elam acteur américain

Jack Elam actor estadounidense

Jack Elam Amerikaans acteur (1920-2003)

Jack Elam amerikansk skådespelare

Jack Elam amerikansk skodespelar

Jack Elam amerikansk skuespiller

Jack Elam attore statunitense

Jack Elam US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Джек Элам

جک ایلام بازیگر آمریکایی



English (158)

Spanish (6)

German (5)

French (2)

Italian (2)

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