WorldCat Identities

Arness, James 1923-2011

Works: 281 works in 710 publications in 4 languages and 12,294 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western television programs  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Television programs  Television series  Fiction  Western films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Arness
Gunsmoke by CBS Paramount Network Television (Firm)( Visual )

256 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recapture the spirit of the American frontier with plain-talking Marshal Matt Dillon, kindly saloon-keeper Miss Kitty, irascible Doc Adams and tender-hearted but gullible Deputy Chester Goode as they uphold the law and bring respectability to the rough and tough town of Dodge City, Kansas
Hondo by Way( Visual )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Hondo has a run-in with Angie's good-for-nothing husband and is forced to kill him. When Vittorio captures Hondo to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that he is her husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apaches, Hondo reluctantly goes along with the lie
The thing by John Carpenter( Visual )

58 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of scientists, investigating a magnetic disturbance near the North Pole, discovers a disc-shaped object and some sort of man-like creature frozen beneath the ice
Them! by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man has split the atom and created the ultimate weapon. But how could he have known he would also create Them?...Them! begins in New Mexico with a child wandering in shock, a ransacked general store -- and a battered corpse full of enough formic acid to kill 20 men. It ends with an epic struggle in the 700 miles of storm drains under Los Angeles, where the insect hordes are beaten. But they're not conquered, because they spawned a generation of films about radioactive creatures. Some approximate the terror but few have equalled the artistry of Them!" -- Back of container
The grey by Joe Carnahan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A transport plane crashes on Labrador's frozen tundra. The pilot must keep his crew alive while waiting to be rescued. Based on the novel by Ernest K. Gann
Pioneers of television( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each episode melds interviews with archival clips to offer a fresh take on televisions founding celebrities. Season two profiles science fiction, crime dramas, kids' shows, and westerns. The Science fiction episode features clips from The twilight zone, Lost in space, Star trek, The lieutenant and Time tunnel. The Western episode features clips from Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The rifleman, The big valley, Daniel Boone, The wild wild west, Maverick, Support your local sheriff, Lady of burlesque, and High chaparral. The Crime dramas episode features clips from Columbo, Dragnet, Freedom highway, Hawaii five-o, I spy, Mannix, Mission impossible, Police woman, Rockford files, Sunset range, Unsolved and Untouchables. The Local kids' TV episode features clips from Wallace and Ladmo show, Bozo's circus, Garfield Goose and friends, Fat Albert and the Cosby kids, Muppet commercials, Sam and friends, Time for Beany, Chuck McCann show, Children's corner, Mr. Rogers' neighborhood, Whizzo the clown, Axel and his dog, Terry tell time, Porky Pig, Romper room and Sesame Street
Gunsmoke : to the last man( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Dillon finds himself in the middle of the Pleasant Valley War. With vigilante ranchers on his back and a headstrong daughter on his tail, Matt takes up the fight to restore peace with his own brand of law and order
Big Jim McLain( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter attempt to break up a ring of Communist Party troublemakers who are a worldwide terror ring headquartered in Hawaii
Many rivers to cross by Roy Rowocid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bushrod Gentry is a right restless man, a bullwhip-crackin', tough-brawlin' trapper passing through Barren River, Kentucky, and heading for the pelts and promise of the Northwest Territory. He'll never get there if Mary Stuart Cherne has her way. It's marryin' season, the preacher is making his annual visit to Barren River and Mary has her heart and rifle barrel set on buckskinned bachelor Bushrod
Gunsmoke the last Apache( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Dillon rides against a renegade Apache named Wolf who has taken his daughter captive and uses Geronimo's sons as a bargaining tool to free his daughter
The last dog soldier by Joseph A West( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the body of Andy Reid, an old prospector and ranch owner, is found in a shallow grave, Marshal Matt Dillon, suspecting foul play, attempts to bring in the McKenna family in for murder, while trying to stop Reid's son, the last of the Dog Soldiers, from avenging his father's death
The day of the gunfighter by Joseph A West( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshal Matt Dillon is faced with a difficult choice when he comes to the aid of notorious killer Ed Flynn, a man who had once saved his life, when the vicious Feeney gang gives him an ultimatum--turn Flynn over to them or they will burn Dodge to the ground. Original
Blood, bullets, and buckskin by Joseph A West( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the West was won( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family saga focusing on the lives of the Macahan family in the Old West. Their stories are played out against a realistic recreation of the American West in that lusty, hard-hitting period when laws were frequently broken and progress was charted by individual suffering and survival
Gunsmoke : dodge the devil by Joseph A West( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bare-knuckle prizefighter Ben Hillman, who has beaten Dodge City's toughest rancher in a fight, needs a thousand dollars to buy his runaway sister's freedom, and to raise the money, Hillman must fight a rematch against the rancher
TCM greatest classic films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World without end: "Mars-mission astronauts skid on a time warp into a post-apocalyptic future earth marked by fear, mutant monstrosities and a diminishing group of survivors. Can these three wayfarers from the past save our world's future?" -- container
How the West was won( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the Colorado wilderness tests the Macahans to the limit in the gripping second season of one of the most epic TV Westerns of all time. Hardened mountainman and patriarch Zeb gets caught in the middle of a war between the Sioux tribe and the U.S. Army, while fugitive son Luke comes across a lethal gang of ex-Confederate gold robbers while on the run. Aunt Molly Culhane joins the family, bringing Irish grit and heart to the homestead
The Alamo thirteen days to glory by Burt Kennedy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memorable saga of three great Americans -- in the battle over the Texas Alamo that became a legend
James Arness : an autobiography by James Arness( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Arness gives a full account of his early years, his family, his military career, his film work in Hollywood which included appearances in the cult-favorite science fiction movies Them! and The Thing. He had a long run on Gunsmoke, a role in the highly popular television miniseries How The West Was Won, and his post-theatrical period is also covered."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Arness, Jim.

Arness, Jim 1923-2011

Aurness, James

Aurness, James 1923-2011

Aurness, Jim, 1923-2011

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English (393)

German (7)

Spanish (5)

French (2)

HondoThem!The greyGunsmoke : to the last manBig Jim McLainMany rivers to crossThe last dog soldierThe day of the gunfighter