WorldCat Identities

Burks, Robert

Overview
Works: 198 works in 448 publications in 7 languages and 19,153 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Spy films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, spe, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Burks
 
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suspense melodrama. Confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, a news photographer becomes suspicious of murder as he passes time by surreptitiously watching several neighbors from the rear window of his Greenwich Village apartment
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,006 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 in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless
Dial M for murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 1,587 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 )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,335 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Manny Balestrero, a musician unjustly accused of armed robbery. Balestrero vehemently protests his innocence but acts thoroughly guilty, leading a host of policemen and witnesses to finger him as the thief. The trial goes badly for Manny, but life is worse for his wife, Rose, who falls apart under the strain of his ordeal
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and German and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 882 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
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances, he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape. In a spine-tingling climax, the real criminal is exposed
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman robs her employers and changes her identity. When her next boss catches her, he forces her to marry him
The Spirit of St. Louis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 757 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 )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor ... and several unearthings of the corpse
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 503 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
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 499 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
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hurricane swells outside, but that is nothing compared to the storm that rages inside the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up, holding hostage the hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law, and ex-GI Frank McCloud. McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco, but postwar world realities may have taken all the fight out of him
Alfred Hitchcock's North by northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspense film in which a suave Madison Avenue ad executive is mistaken for a Federal intelligence man by foreign agents. When he is falsely implicated in a murder, he flees cross-country, followed by spies, counterspies, police, and a blonde Mata Hari who apparently is aiding the agents chasing him. The film ends with a mad scramble across the giant sculpted faces of Mount Rushmore
A patch of blue( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
Kings Row( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 385 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
Alfred Hitchcock's the birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 208 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 in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless
 
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Alternative Names
Burks, L. Robert

Burks, L. Robert 1909-1968

Burks, Leslie Robert.

Languages
English (135)

German (6)

Italian (5)

Spanish (4)

French (1)

Danish (1)

Dutch (1)

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The birdsDial M for murderHondoThe fountainheadThe man who knew too muchAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thiefMarnieAlfred Hitchcock's The trouble with HarryVertigo