The majority of his work was western novels which he referred to as frontier novels, although he had some science fiction and historical fiction books in there as well. Louis dearborn lamour was a novelist and shortstory writer best known for his. The books he read to us were generally one he needed to read for his research, but there were others biographies and histories and the h. Louis lamour filmography the following is an incomplete and unsubstantiated list of louis lamours work in film and television. Its not perfect, but it looks surprisingly good, especially for an anscocolor movie, and there are only a few splices in the print. There are several louis lamour books that were made into movies. Stranger on horseback 1955 stranger on horseback 1955. Hornblower naval adventure series, recalled lamours daughter angelique in a trail of memories. The tall stranger by louis lamour, paperback barnes. Simply being prolific, however, does not a bestselling author make. I own a copy of each of these tv episode and i have seen lamours name listed in the credits of each episode. Sidonis out of france has announced the upcoming dvd only release of utah blaine 1957, a picture that brings together rory calhoun, producer sam katzman and director fred f. He is best known for his western fiction novels but has also written historical fiction, science fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short stories. The tall stranger is a western novel by louis lamour.
Joel mccrea, miroslava, kevin mccarthy, john mcintire, john carradine, nancy gates, emile meyer. Westerns based on the works of louis lamour louis lamour, a veteran of world war ii, was a prolific author who began his career writing for the pulps under a variety of names. Louis lamours 3rd book published in 1957 and the th ive read in my quest to read them all in publication order with the caveat i may read the sackett group differently. The novel about a loner who owned nothing but his horse and. The televison episodes listed below are confirmed louis lamour items. Lamours western stories, as written by a reallife adventurer, capture the survivalism and code of honor on which. Order of louis lamour books louis lamour 19081988 was an american novelist, or as he would say, an american storyteller. The sacketts are the unforgettable pioneer family created by master storyteller louis lamour to bring to vivd life the spirit and adventure of the american frontier. Stranger on horseback 1955 directed by jacques tourneur. Stranger on horseback directed by jacques tourneur.
The louis lamour collection the worlds finest collection of authentic western novels ever written. Rick thorne, a circuit judge, rides into bannerman and discovers everything in town is controlled by rich rancher josiah bannerman and his kin. The screenplay is based on a story by louis lamour. All this rapidly led to louis lamour becoming one of the most highly regarded novelists within his field, with both commercial and critical success achieved during his time. The tall stranger is a very short book even by the lamour standard coming in at 126 pages. Books by series the sackett novels talon and chantry novels the kilkenny trilogy hopalong cassidy novels short stories nonfiction titles az. Based on a story by louis lamour the plot goes through familiar tropes of the genre held together by mccrea who is memorable even if the film is. Since im a louis lamour junkie, any book he writes that is converted to film. In the 1950s, stories from his westerns he called them frontier stories began to. Sacketts land the first novel in what was to be the sacketts series, this book from louis lamour was originally published in 1974.
Mccrea portrays a circuit judge richard thorne, who comes to a small western town. Music is scored by paul dunlap and cinematography by ray rennahan. Overview of louis lamours down the long hills, 1986, directed by burt kennedy, with david s cass, michael ruud, michael wren, at turner classic movies. Since im a louis lamour junkie, any book he writes that is converted to film, i. Adapted from a novel by louis lamour, stranger on horseback is one of joel mccreas shorter western vehicles, zipping merrily along at a mere 66 minutes. Louis lamours 115 titleplus bibliography is astonishing on its own. With over 200 million copies of his books in print worldwide, lamour must be counted as one of the most influential writers of westerns in this century. Lamour, louis 19081988tex burns, a house pseudonym, jim mayo source for information on lamour, louis 19081988. But the writing is good a herb meadowdon martin screenplay from a louis lamour novel with.
This proves difficult, in that the town is virtually owned by the bannerman family. Four complete novels the tall stranger kilkenny hondo. By the way, angela stevens was in a number of katzman pictures. It was written in 1957 and first published by gold medal books. A complete set of the louis lamour collection in leatherette.
Wagon trains heading west were forced to defend themselves agains. Several of louis lamours short stories were adapted as televison episodes throughout the 1950s. The stranger on horseback of the title was one of tourneurs favorite. They are the men and women who challenged the untamed wilderness with their dreams and their courage. Joel mccrea, miroslava, kevin mccarthy, jaclynne greene, nancy gates, john carradine, john mcintire, emile meyer, robert cornthwaite, james bell, walter baldwin. According to the films of joel mccrea series book, mccrea liked so much. Joel mccrea brings law and order to the range in stranger on horseback. Louis lamour, also known as tex burns, or jim mayo, was an american novelist and shortstory writer, who primarily wrote western novels, based on his experiences of frontier life. Louis lamour books list of books by author louis lamour. Based on a story written for the film by louis lamour. In mustang man, louis lamour takes nolan sackett on a dangerous journey into fa. Stranger on horseback is a 1955 american anscocolor western film directed by jacques tourneur and starring joel mccrea. Looking for a list of western books that were made into.
Also included is frontier, an oversized book with photographs by davis muench. The louis lamour collection faux leather leatherette set lot. Download and read online for free ebooks written by louis lamour. Stranger on horseback is a 1955 american western film directed by jacques tourneur starring joel mccrea. The stranger of the title is played by joel mccrea, coming toward the end of his career, and hes a bit long in the tooth for the role he plays in this combination wagon trainrange war story with a convoluted plot based on a story by louis lamour. How many louis lamour books have been made into movies and. Sears starring rory calhoun, susan cummings, angela stevens, max baer, ray teal. The tall stranger by louis lamour good books, books to read, my. He wrote over 400 short stories and 100 novels, as well as numerous television scripts and screenplays. Our foremost storyteller of the american west, louis lamour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and woman who settled the frontier. Brionne 102731 tall stranger, the 102947 louis lamour collection customer service broken gun, the 102749 to tame a land 102921 p. The tall stranger by louis lamour is well worth reading, but the movie starring joel mccrea is better. See more ideas about louis l amour, books and novels.
The following is all we know so we cant answer any questions about these productions. According to the films of joel mccrea series book, mccrea liked so much working. Lamour books consisted mainly of western stories, though he normally referred them as frontiers. Louis lamour, author of last of the breed, on librarything. Stranger on horseback jacques tourneur, 1955 510 a judge joel mccrea faces the wrath of a rich cattle baron john mcintire when he tries to bring his son kevin mccarthy to trial for murder. Mccrea plays a travelling judge who makes it his mission in life to clean up the town of bannerman. Joel mccrea and miroslava in stranger on horseback 1955 john carradine, kevin. Louis lamour louis lamour 19081988 was a prolific western writer who once said i write my books to be read aloud and i think of myself in that oral tradition. His books consisted primarily of western novels though he called his work frontier stories. Box 9250 burning hills, the 102152 tucker 102525 central islip, ny 117229815 californios, the 102855 under the sweetwater rim 102582. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the tall stranger. There are more than three hundred million copies of his books in print around the world. Louis dearborn lamour was an american journalist and a short story writer who was born on 22 march 1908. Louis lamour was born on march 22, 1908 in jamestown, north dakota, usa as louis dearborn lamoore.
If you are amenable to reading about the modern west, a couple of wonderful books are peace like a river and montana 1948. He was also known for his historical fiction, sciencefiction, and nonfiction. Louis lamour biography facts, childhood, family life. Which books written by louis l amour became movies. Furthermore, he also wrote historical fiction, science fiction, nonfiction, short stories and poetry. But he is still joel mccrea, and, like gary cooper, he can still hold our attention and make. Ill admit to having put off picking up this one, even though so far the sackett books have pretty much been a sausage fest for all that each one of them is about the winning of a wife as awesome as each novels hero deserves, partly because i wasnt. Stranger on horseback is the least known of jacques tourneurs westerns, which include two other joel mccrea vehicles, wichita and stars in my crown not really a western in my view, but widely regarded as such, and the justly celebrated canyon passage. Stranger on horseback is directed by jacques tourneur and adapted to screenplay by herb meadow and don martin from a story written by louis lamour. From generation to generation they pushed ever westward with a restless.587 199 472 330 205 533 621 1128 834 827 843 896 1492 712 1309 564 634 734 430 1378 753 652 1252 695 942 1476 1180 1471 769 1249 357 673 117 1195 1097 1099 78