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Preston, Robert 1918-1987

Overview
Works: 375 works in 989 publications in 8 languages and 21,550 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  Television adaptations  Television plays, American  Fiction  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Western films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Editor, Singer, Author, Narrator, Producer, Costume designer, Instrumentalist, Speaker, Recipient, Interviewee, Other, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The music man by Marion Hargrove( Visual )

36 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately--and romantically--backfires
The music man original Broadway cast recording by Meredith Willson( Recording )

68 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor" Harold Hill is a con man who comes to River City, IA, in the weeks just prior to the 1912 Fourth of July celebration. Persuading the town that the youth of River City is in great danger of being corrupted, Hill convinces them that their need to organization a boy's band, with himself as a leader. Hill promises to teach the kids how to make music by utilizing his revolutionary "Think System." There's only one problem: the professor doesn't know one note from another
Victor Victoria by Henry Mancini( Visual )

52 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A starving singer in Depression-era Paris is convinced by others that she may have more luck on the transvestite circuit
The last starfighter by Nick Castle( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an 18-year old Earthling who has an extraordinary talent for video game wizardry and conquers the Starfighter game. He is then recruited by alien Centauri to be part of an elite legion of fighters. Leaving behind his trailer park existence, he heads to the outer regions of space. Alex becomes the last hope for the beleaguered Star League and hundreds of worlds, including Earth
How the West was won by John Ford( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three generations of one family and their struggles in the West
Mark Twain's The man that corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of Mark Twain's best known short stories. A mysterious stranger who was slighted by the people of Hadleyburg reappears to disprove the town's reputation
Broadway's lost treasures( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1967 and 1986
This gun for hire by Frank Tuttle( Visual )

21 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and French and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired-gun seeks revenge from a client who betrayed him
Mame( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She'll coax the blues right out of your heart. Madcap Auntie Mame is suddenly her nephew's guardian in this sparkling adaptation of the Broadway hit
I do! I do! the original Broadway cast recording by Harvey Schmidt( Recording )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junior Bonner by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his bronco-busting career on its last legs, Junior Bonner heads to his hometown to try his luck in the annual rodeo. But his fond childhood memories are shattered when he finds his family torn apart by his greedy brother and hard-drinking father. Now Juior must break the wildest bull in the West to bring his family together for one final moment of cowboy glory
Meredith Willson's The Music man by Meredith Willson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately and romantically backfires
Meredith Willson's The music man original soundtrack by Meredith Willson( Recording )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20 great westerns heroes & bandits( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains some of the greatest western films and legendary stars of the 20th Century
Beau Geste by William A Wellman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three brothers join the French Foreign Legion to escape a dark past. But their troubles are quickly forgotten as their courage, duty and devotion is put to the test when they are forced to fight against all odds in this acclaimed film classic. Trapped under the command of a sadistic sergeant deep in the Sahara, they must fight for their lives as they plot mutiny against tyranny and defend a desert fortress against a brutal enemy
Tulsa by Stuart Heisler( Visual )

53 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1920's, the mad rush for oil changed Tulsa from a sleepy plains town to a bustling metropolis. Cherokee Lansing, a beautiful cattleman's daughter, loses her father in a freak oil mining accident. Determined to save her ranch, she attempts to single-handedly challenge a powerful oil mogul, only to become one herself
The Gary Cooper collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of a Bengal lancer: A man joins two other Bengal lancers in the quest to protect British India's Northwest Frontier from Islamic invaders
Wake Island( Visual )

10 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the incredible true story of a handful of U.S. Marines holding out against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault."
Mack & Mabel original Broadway cast by Jerry Herman( Recording )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil B. DeMille's reap the wild wind by Thelma Strabel( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Престон, Роберт

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Victor VictoriaHow the West was wonBroadway's lost treasuresThis gun for hireMameMeredith Willson's The Music manThe Gary Cooper collectionWake IslandCecil B. DeMille's reap the wild wind