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Stack, Robert 1919-2003

Works: 460 works in 1,053 publications in 6 languages and 15,988 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  War films  Parody films  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Disaster films  Gangster television programs  Television crime shows 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Producer, Costume designer, Interviewee, Contributor, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Airplane! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spoof of disaster movies, Ted Striker, an ex-Navy pilot, just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard a plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to make up with her again and again, but a crisis looms as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal. Now, it is up to him to land the airplane safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker's aversion to piloting is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured--right now
To be or not to be by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

90 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world is on the brink of war-- but the show must go on. So Joseph Tura, the Polish actor who put the ham in Hamlet, stare beyond the footlights and says, "To be or not to be ..."--Container
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

50 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone as his nymphomaniac sister."--Container
Joe versus the volcano by John Patrick Shanley( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and French and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the follies of a stressed-out guy in a dead-end job who is told he has a terminal "brain cloud." A zany jillionaire then makes him an offer that gives him a fleeting taste of the good life. In exchange, he must journey to a Pacific Island and leap into a volcano. Is Joe doomed to be the last of the red-hot lovers? Not if the forces of imagination, romantic comedy, and the charm of Ryan in 3 roles as the women in Joe's life have their way
William A. Wellman's The high and the mighty( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commercial airliner develops engine trouble while flying over the Pacific Ocean. The pilot panics, so it is up to the washed-up co-pilot to get the plane down safely. Based on an Ernest K. Gann bestseller
Korea : the forgotten war by Mill Creek Entertainment( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and French and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal stories and sensational combat footage make this the definitive account of the war that many feared would erupt into WWIII
1941 by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fear of Japanese invasion in 1941 sends Los Angeles into a panic. Comedy
Uncommon valor by Ted Kotcheff( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over ten years, [Colonel Jason] Rhodes has been living a nightmare searching for his son who is listed as "missing in action" in Vietnam. After useless appeals to the government for information, Rhodes takes matters into his own hands. With financial backing of a Texas oil tycoon ... and the help of his son's five Marine buddies, Rhodes prepares to carry out a daring mission. After weeks of grueling training, the courageous veterans leave for Laos. The final battle of the Vietnam conflict is about to begin."--Container
The untouchables( Visual )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago
Caddyshack II( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and French and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The members of the Bushwood Country Club still insist that only a privileged few are permitted to walk miles in the sun while wearing silly pants and whacking a little ball from hole to hole. Blue-collar millionaire Jack Hartounian is concerned more with the way people treat each other than whether they use the right words in polite society or raise the proper finger to drink a glass of beer
Is Paris burning? by René Clément( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Nazis march through Europe in 1944, the freedom fighters of Paris mount a brave resistance. Hitler sends a top general to determine if the city can be held. If not, Paris will be burned
20 great westerns : heroes & bandits( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains some of the greatest western films and legendary stars of the 20th Century
The trail to Peach Meadow Canyon by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Mike Bastian was raised to be an outlaw. Now it is time for him to take over a crooked empire from his adoptive father, Ben Curry. But Bastian isn't sure he wants to be a cow rustler-especially after he meets the enchanting Drusilla Ragan. Can he defy Curry's legacy of crime? Bastian finds out the surest test of a man is whether he can walk alone
Murder on flight 502( Visual )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A routine transatlantic flight ... becomes more terrifying than any passenger could have imagined ... [with] one passenger brutally murdered and a psychotic mechanic threatening to blow the 747 right out of the sky"--Container
House of bamboo by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sandy Dawson has assembled a platoon of ex-Army thugs to run pachinko parlors while pulling off bloody heists and armed robbery. The murder of a friend brings Eddie Spanier into the group, along with his beautiful mistress. But Spanier's behavior grows treacherous, and his loyalties become questionable, leading to a breathless, murderous conclusion high above the ancient city of Tokyo."--Container
The tarnished angels by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racing Pilot Roger Shuman is more in love with flying than with his wife. When his plane cracks up, he forces his wife to get him another plane in a way that brings tragedy to them and others
A date with Judy by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This MGM musical comedy, filmed in Technicolor, is typical wholesome family entertainment and is as a result, a corny and cheery story about teenagers. Based on a popular radio show which began in 1941, this merry outing follows the adventures of Judy Foster, a young woman determined to attend the big school dance with an impressive date. Judy and her lifelong friend Carol fall out when they both fall for a suave older man. A high-spirited teen, Judy manages to unintentionally make a hash of her friends and family's love lives. Songs include "It's a most unusual day," "Cuanto le gusta," "Strictly on the corny side," "Judaline," "I've got a date with Judy," "I'm gonna meet my Mary," "Love is where you find it."
The untouchables( Visual )

3 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A realistic look at the violence that shook America's past, this gritty series pays tribute to stoic gangbuster Eliot Ness and his incorruptible treasury agents as they battle organized crime in Chicago during the 1930s
Beavis and Butt-Head do America by Mike Judge( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beavis and Butt-head wake up to find their favorite television stolen, and take a journey across America to recover it
The untouchables( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Untouchables chronicles the campaign of Eliot Ness (Robert Stack), the young U.S. Prohibition Bureau agent determined to smash the beer and booze empire of Al Capone in 1920s Chicago
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Alternative Names
Langford Modini, Robert

Modini, Robert Langford

Modini, Robert Langford 1919-2003

Robert Stack acteur américain

Robert Stack aktor amerykański

Robert Stack Amerikaans acteur

Robert Stack amerikansk skådespelare

Robert Stack amerikansk skodespelar

Robert Stack amerikansk skuespiller

Robert Stack attore statunitense

Robert Stack US-amerikanischer Filmschauspieler

Stack, Charles Lanford Modini 1919-2003

Stack, Robert Langford 1919-2003

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German (9)

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Written on the windJoe versus the volcanoWilliam A. Wellman's The high and the mightyKorea : the forgotten warCaddyshack IIThe trail to Peach Meadow CanyonThe tarnished angelsBeavis and Butt-Head do America