Charles Bronson

The 95 Films and the 156 Television Appearances


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About the Book

This work covers Bronson’s entire output in film and on television, and includes many film stills and photographs. Alphabetical entries list film or episode, complete cast and credits, and year of release. Accompanying each entry’s plot synopsis and discussion is a survey of the critical responses to the work.
The great Charles Laughton once said Bronson “has the strongest face in the business, and he is also one of its best actors.” Pretty high praise for an actor who, though loved by fans worldwide, has been consistently underestimated by critics. Bronson’s career has spanned five decades, from such television appearances in The Fugitive, Rawhide, Bonanza and Have Gun, Will Travel as well as the telemovie A Family of Cops (1995) and its two sequels. He will long be remembered for his role as urban vigilante Paul Kersey in the Death Wish films. Bronson is one of the most enigmatic, and also most recognizable, of all film stars.

About the Author(s)

Michael R. Pitts has written more than 40 books on motion picture history and entertainment and has also compiled more than three dozen volumes of local history and genealogy. He lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Michael R. Pitts
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 376
Bibliographic Info: 63 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2003 [1999]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1702-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1035-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements      vi

Introduction      1

The Films      5

The Television Appearances      263

Chronologies (Film and Television)      317

Video Releases      323

Bibliography      327

Index      329

Book Reviews & Awards

“a good reference”—ARBA; “useful and interesting”—Psychotronic; “a valuable part of your library”—Under Western Skies; “a solid piece of research…. Highly recommended”—Nostalgia Westerns; “good book”—Little Shoppe of Horrors; “provide[s] a chronological listing of the films together with a record of video releases both of films and television programming”—Classic Images; “comprehensive…definitive reference source”—Wrangler’s Roost; “comprehensive…thoroughly detailed…. Must have reading”—Western Clippings; “offers a rare examination of the actor’s work”—Burlington County Times.