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Burnett, W. R. (William Riley) 1899-1982

Works: 271 works in 1,054 publications in 14 languages and 11,199 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Gangster films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film noir  Film remakes  Western films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Adapter, Editor, Author of dialog, Other, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Little Caesar by Francis Edwards Faragoh( Book )
112 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
The story of a small time hoodlum who rises to become a leading gangster in prohibition era Chicago
Scarface by Brian De Palma( visu )
28 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,066 libraries worldwide
"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container
This gun for hire by Frank Tuttle( visu )
25 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 622 libraries worldwide
A hired-gun seeks revenge from a client that betrayed him
The asphalt jungle by W. R Burnett( Book )
102 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 547 libraries worldwide
A story of the underworld of a large Midwestern city
Captain Lightfoot by W. R Burnett( Book )
7 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
The racket by John Cromwell( visu )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 366 libraries worldwide
A straight-arrow cop and an old-school gangster find a common foe: big shots who run crime like a corporation
Yellow sky by William A Wellman( visu )
14 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 326 libraries worldwide
A band of robbers are running from the law, and they find an almost abandoned town. An old prosecutor and his granddaughter have been living there. Realizing that they have gold, the robbers have a plan of taking it, but one robber turns against them
Adobe walls, a novel of the last Apache rising by W. R Burnett( Book )
17 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 278 libraries worldwide
A novel of the last Apache uprising
Wake Island ( visu )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
"Based on the incredible true story of a handful of U.S. Marines holding out against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault."
Dark Hazard by W. R Burnett( Book )
11 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 239 libraries worldwide
En 1929, Jim Turner travaille en tant que gardien de nuit dans un hôtel miteux de Chicago. Dans un contexte de crise économique, il a promis à son épouse Marg de renoncer pour toujours aux courses. Cependant, lorsque le couple s'installe en Californie dans l'espoir d'une vie meilleure, il reste fasciné par Dark Hazard, un prodigieux lévrier de course.--[Memento]
Bitter ground by W. R Burnett( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 1987 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Illegal ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
The big steal: Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip
Iron man by W. R Burnett( Book )
8 editions published between 1930 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Mi amigo : a novel of the Southwest by W. R Burnett( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 196 libraries worldwide
San Antonio ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Rustlers have taken Clay Hardin's cattle and have holed up in San Antonio. So Clay does what any cowboy in his position would do: strap on his sidearm, ride into town and settle the score
The untouchables ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
This vintage series, set in Prohibition-era Chicago, pits the maverick lawmen known as "The untouchables" against mobsters holding court against any and all challengers. Federal agent Eliot Ness and his men, who were responsible for Al Capone's downfall, now go after Frank Nitti, Capone's main enforcer, as well as a slew of other mobsters and incorrigibles
Goodbye Chicago : 1928, end of an era by W. R Burnett( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Un flic mélancolique apprend que sa femme, depuis longtemps partie sans laisser d'adresse, a été retrouvée morte dans un lac, probablement à la suite d'une overdose
Nobody lives forever by W. R Burnett( Book )
27 editions published between 1943 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Little men, big world by W. R Burnett( Book )
21 editions published between 1951 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Pale Moon by W. R Burnett( Book )
6 editions published between 1956 and 1960 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
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controlled identity Monahan, John, 1899-1982

Burnett, W. R.
Burnett, W. R., 1899-
Burnett, W.R. 1899-1982
Burnett, Whit, 1899-
Burnett William Richard 1899-1982
Burnett, William Riley
Burnett, William Riley 1899-
Burnett, William Riley 1899-1982
Burnett, Willian R. 1899-1982
Monaham, John, pseud.
Monahan, John
Monahan John 1899-1982
Riley Burnett, William 1899-1982
Updyke, James
Updyke James 1899-1982
Updyke, James, pseud.
W. R. Burnett Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1899-1982)
W. R. Burnett amerikansk manusforfattar
W.R. Burnett amerikansk manusförfattare
W. R. Burnett amerikansk manuskriptforfatter
W. R. Burnett auteur de romans policiers
W. R. Burnett scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense
William Riley Burnett amerikansk manusforfatter
William Riley Burnett US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor
دابلیو. آر. برونت فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی
모나한, 존 1899-1982
버네트, W. R. 1899-1982
버네트, 윌리엄 라일리 1899-1982
バーネット, W. R
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