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Burks, Robert

Overview
Works: 157 works in 541 publications in 11 languages and 20,555 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Horror films  Musical films  Spy films  Action and adventure films  Romance films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, Author, spe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )

50 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographer confined to his room with a broken leg suspects a murder has been committed in a nearby apartment
The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man devises a plan to murder his wife, not only because he wants her money, but because she is in love with another man
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,358 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 )

20 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,161 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
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

36 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco police detective Scottie Ferguson is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe fear of heights. When a rich shipbuilder hires Scottie to follow his wife, who may be suicidal, Scottie finds himself falling in love with her. Eventually Ferguson becomes obsessed with the chance to re-create her in another woman
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 987 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 )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and German and held by 958 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
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 956 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 I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and German and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 911 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 )

34 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 864 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 by Wei de er( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From barnstormer to flying-circus wing walker to air-mail pilot, Charles Augustus Lindbergh assaulted the beckoning skies like a lovestruck kid. On May 21, 1927, his affair with the air propelled him into 20th-century legend. That day he landed his single-engine plane at Le Bourget Field outside Paris, following takeoff 33 1/2 hours earlier from Roosevelt Field, New York
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 723 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
Key Largo by Maxwell Anderson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 531 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
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 517 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 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 444 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 (41 mins.)
Kings Row( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings Row was well ahead of its time, anticipating fifties melodramas such as Peyton Place and those of Sirk, Minnelli et al., in its subversive view of small town America. The scriptwriter Casey Robinson takes most of the credit for managing to win the approval of Production Code officials during the repressive Breen and post-Breen years. Incest in the novel is thinly disguised in the film as hereditary insanity. Leg amputation is virtually synonymous with castration. The American doctor-fathers are middle class monsters while positive values are inverted almost exclusively in European immigrants and the working class. Religion rates no mention in a world clearly polarised between good and evil. The young people's struggle to overcome obstacles is heightened to the point of self parody as melodrama of triumph. Visual design was mainly the work of Menzies (who storyboarded the whole film) and Wong Howe
The music man by Marion Hargrove( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 140 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

로버트 벅스

ロバート・バークス

罗伯特·伯克斯

羅拔·伯克斯

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The BirdsAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoVertigoThe fountainheadThe man who knew too muchAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thiefMarnie