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Burks, Robert

Works: 215 works in 556 publications in 11 languages and 21,953 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Horror films  Spy films  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Gangster films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, spe, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert Burks
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

42 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While watching his neighbors through the windows of the building next door, a wheelchair-bound photographer becomes convinced one of them has been murdered. Is it just his imagination? Or a case of a room with a view ... to die for?
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

31 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottie Ferguson, a recently retired San Francisco police detective, is hired to shadow a rich shipbuilder 's tragically suicidal wife, Madeleine Elster. After he saves her from drowning in the San Francisco Bay, Scottie's interest in the beautiful but icy blonde shifts from business to romance. But when tragedy strikes again, Scottie must overcome the vertigo that haunts his dreams in order to unravel the secrets of the past and find the key to his future
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a love triangle, a husband plots to murder his wife. When things go awry, the wrong victim falls and there's no escaping the deadly consequences
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )

15 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Hondo has a run-in with Angie's good-for-nothing husband and is forced to kill him. When Vittorio captures Hondo to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that he is her husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apaches, Hondo reluctantly goes along with the lie
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

18 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tennis star is harassed on a train by a psychotic who wants to swap murders and who then proceeds to carry out his part of the unconfirmed bargain
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la historia real de Manny Balestrero, un hombre inocente acusado de un crimen que no cometió
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a doctor touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and German and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film focuses on a four-cornered conflict of egoism between architect Roark (inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright), a newspaper magnate, his daughter and an opposed, socialistically inclined architecture critic. Vidor's celebration of an ordinary man as one of The Crowd and New Deal collectivism in Our Daily Bread, here gives way to Rand's philosophy of implacable egoism. The combination of Rand's one-dimensionally didactic dialogue, Vidor's engagement with the theme of the spirituality of creativity, his proclivity for soaring love-hate sexuality and an architectural vision in the design, make this a deliriously extreme celebration of individualism in American cinema
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and German and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I Confess is movie master Hitchcock's most compelling and darkly exciting tale of inner spiritual turmoil and outer physical jeopardy. Father Michael Logan, to all appearances a model of clerical piety, hears a killer's confession and plunges into peril: circumstantial evidence and eyewitness accounts point to a priest as the slayer - and the sacrament of penance forbids Logan to speak out. As calamity and coincidence paint Logan into a hopeless corner, it becomes the priest who must recognize - and confess - his own human frailty."--Container
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman falls in love with a reformed jewel thief, but suspects he's active again when a series of jewel heists occur
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marnie is a compulsive thief who attempts to rob her boss, Mark Rutland, but instead ends up marrying him. Her obsessive behavior continues, but when she is pushed to the edge, her groom urges her to confront the past in this psychological thriller
The Spirit of St. Louis by Wei de er( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Charles Lindbergh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harrys lig bliver fundet i skovbunden udenfor en lille landsby. Hvem har dræbt Harry? Han er død, og ingen har i virkeligheden noget imod det, men alle tror, at det er dem, der har gjort det
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s
A patch of blue by Elizabeth Kata( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a bigoted, abusive mother, an awkward, blind, white woman does not know that the man helping her around is black
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes special features preceding the video: Behind-the -scenes documentary "Destination Hitchcock: the making of North by northwest," hosted by Eva Marie Saint, featuring Martin Landau, Ernest Lehman, Patricia Hitchcock, and others. Also includes the original theatrical trailer
Kings Row( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an aspiring doctor loses the one woman in his life to a tragic and untimely death, he goes off to Europe to forget. While he's gone, his friend Drake loses his inherited fortune and his fiance. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Cummings, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again
The music man by Meredith Willson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 136 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
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The birds
Alternative Names
Burks, L. Robert

Burks, L. Robert 1909-1968

Burks, Leslie Robert.

Robert Burks Amerikaans director of photography (1909-1968)

Robert Burks amerikai operatőr

Robert Burks caméraman américain

Robert Burks direttore della fotografia statunitense

Robert Burks US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Ρόμπερτ Μπέρκς Αμερικανός κινηματογραφιστής

Роберт Бёркс

رابرت برکس

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The birdsVertigoAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoThe man who knew too muchThe fountainheadAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thiefMarnie