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Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996

Overview
Works: 119 works in 375 publications in 6 languages and 7,964 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Christmas films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Western films  Parody films  Disaster films  Angel films  Populist films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Joseph Biroc
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Biroc
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy
Brian's Song( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 874 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 )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 841 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
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a man, facing bankruptcy, attempts to end his own life, his guardian angel appears and shows him what life in his home town would have been like without him
The longest yard by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 548 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
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 497 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
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping the fiery end of the their world, three apes travel back in time, to a past where mankind rules over all
Samuel Fuller's forty guns by L. C Moyzisch( Visual )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 357 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
The FBI story by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the FBI unfolds through the eyes of one of its agents. During his career he investigates gangsters, swindlers, the Ku klux klan, Nazi agents and cold war spies
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 273 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
Hush-- hush, sweet Charlotte by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 240 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
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. is launching a major naval operation in the South Pacific in the spring of 1942, and to ensure the battle plans remain secret, a Japanese radio installation must be destroyed. To accomplish this task, an American officer is ordered by his commander to join a squad of British misfits on a suicide mission against the facility
China gate by Yang Wang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 87 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
Ulzana's raid by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 80 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
Fitzwilly( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 75 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
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a sightseeing Soviet commander runs his submarine aground off the New England coast, his crew attempts to find a boat to dislodge the sub almost starts World War III. Russian Lt. Rozanov and his crew hit the beaches of Massachusetts unaware of the panic they're about to start. Despite the Russians' harmless intentions, the folks in town think a full-scale Soviet invasion has been launched! What's worse, their police chief has left his hysterical assistant in charge
The killing of Sister George by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George lives with her lover, Childie, and plays a cheerful nurse in a BBC soap opera. When she finds out that her character is about to be killed off, George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's television program. Her life begins to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a TV producer
Viva Las Vegas by George Sidney( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a racecar driver determined to win the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Elvis must come up with enough cash to buy a new high-powered engine for his car. But it's his heart that's racing when he meets lovely swimming instructor Ann-Margret
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

21 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 42 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
Hammett by Wim Wenders( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 41 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."
 
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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 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

جوزف اف. بیروا

ジョセフ・バイロック

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