WorldCat Identities

Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996

Works: 183 works in 397 publications in 6 languages and 9,293 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Christmas films  Western films  Parody films  Disaster films  Angel films  Populist films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joseph Biroc
Most widely held works by Joseph Biroc
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In un paese di bovari rudi e razzisti arriva uno sceriffo nero. Il duello finale col cattivo Hedley Lamarr si svolgerà nel cinema in cui viene proiettato Mezzogiorno e mezzo di fuoco, non dopo che una rissa colossale ha coinvolto mezza Hollywood. (Mereghetti)
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

44 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philanthropic director of a small savings and loan association on the verge of bankruptcy in a small American town thinks he is a failure and contemplates suicide. His guardian angel attempts to convince him that his life has been far from worthless. A comedy-drama in a fantasy framework which recapitulates Capra's major themes: the fragility of good and virtue and the ever threatening encroachment of evil
Brian's Song( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, black halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970
The flight of the Phoenix by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cargo plane makes a forced landing in the Sahara. The challenge: survival. The tiny band from the plane fights off thirst, Arabs, treachery, declining morale and despair. Incredibly, the plane, like the legendary phoenix that rises from its own ashes, flies again
Hush...hush, sweet Charlotte by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte was a Southern belle preparing to elope with her married lover-- until he was murdered. Now, 37 years later, she lives alone in her mansion, slowly going mad as she is haunted by the memory of the unsolved crime and tormented by the local townspeople who believe she killed him. But when her cousin comes to visit, the skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet-- and that's when the terror really begins
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
The longest yard by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sadistic prison warden will make any sacrifice to push his prison guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Milo, three apes from the future, escape from their planet as it is being destroyed and land on 20th century Earth where they are taken to the Los Angeles Zoo for examination. When Zira reveals their ability to speak to a psychologist, the apes are treated as curiosities, but when the U.S. government begins to believe their story that the Earth will eventually be inherited by apes, it decides to hunt the couple down as an evolutionary threat and tries to prevent the birth of Zira's baby
The FBI story by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounting his storied FBI career, veteran agent Chip Hardesty narrates events occurring from the 1920s to the 1940s. After marrying Lucy Ann, a local librarian, Hardesty is supposed to resign from the agency. But when he hears J. Edgar Hoover speak, he has a change of heart, fully embracing the agency. As he travels from one investigation to another with his partner, Sam Crandall, Hardesty faces down famous mobsters, Klansmen and spies."
Samuel Fuller's forty guns by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tougher-than-nails landowner Jessica Drummond has ruled over her county in Arizona with such power that even the local sheriff won't stand up to her. And when gunslinger-turned-U.S. marshal Griff Bonnell and his brothers seek to restore law and order, they meet with harsh resistance, that is until Jessica falls in love with Bonnell. But when the man's brother is murdered and the two families become bitter enemies, Jessica's loyalty is divided, and Bonnell faces his biggest moral dilemma : how to avenge his brother's death and still maintain his vow of non-violence.--Container
Little women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New England during the Civil War, it chronicles the lives and loves of Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, four sisters who must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies both large and small, after their father leaves for battle
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in the Philippines
The killing of Sister George by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard drinking lesbian soap opera star Joan learns that the network is planning to kill off her character and that a BBC executive is out to seduce her lover Childie
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help-only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople
China gate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return they agree to take her illegitimate son to America. The racist father of the boy is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base
Fitzwilly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Vicki's rich father dies, her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living
Ulzana's raid by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scout, assigned to aid the cavalry in tracking down a band of renegade Indians, attempts to teach an idealistic young lieutenant that the only way to fight brutality is with stronger force
Hammett by Wim Wenders( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scene is San Francisco in 1928. Dashiell Hammett has retired from his career as a Pinkerton detective to devote himself to writing fiction. An old friend calls in an old debt, and Hammett finds himself in the middle of a search for a missing girl in Chinatown."
Viva Las Vegas by George Sidney( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The King' stars as Lucky Jackson, a racecar driver determined to win the Vegas Grand Prix - but first he must come up with the cash to buy a new high-powered engine for his car. However, when he meets a beautiful swimming instructor named Rusty (Ann-Margret), the only thing that is racing is his heart
" ... All the marbles" by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ein Damencatch-Duo und sein cleverer Manager gewinnen nach vielen Höhen und Tiefen die amerikanische Meisterschaft. Unterhaltungsfilm, der eine auf Sensationen ausgerichtete Leistungsgesellschaft demaskiert, die selbst aus menschlicher Bloßstellung Kapital zu schlagen versucht. Dies hinter der perfekten, an gängigen Action-Mustern orientierten Inszenierung zu erkennen setzt Distanz und Urteilsfähigkeit voraus." []
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Blazing saddles
Alternative Names
Biroc Joe 1903-1996

Biroc Joseph 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph F.

Biroc, Joseph F. 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph Francis.

Joseph Biroc

Joseph F. Biroc Amerikaans director of photography (1903-1996)

Joseph F. Biroc caméraman américain

Joseph F. Biroc direttore della fotografia statunitense

Joseph F. Biroc US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Τζόσεφ Φ. Μπίροκ

Джозеф Байрок

ג'וזף פ. בירוק

جوزف اف. بیروا


English (97)

Spanish (27)

German (8)

French (3)

Italian (3)

Polish (1)

The longest yardRobert Aldrich's Too late the heroThe killing of Sister George