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

Overview
Works: 351 works in 1,266 publications in 16 languages and 17,323 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Film noir  War films  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Western films  Crime films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Adapter, Editor, Author of dialog, Conceptor, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Great Escape by John Sturges( visu )
68 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,868 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape of Allied prisoners-of-war from a maximum-security German prison camp (Stalag Luft III)
Little Caesar by Francis Edwards Faragoh( Book )
128 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,498 libraries worldwide
The story of a small time hoodlum who rises to become a leading gangster in prohibition era Chicago. This book was made into a movie by the same title
Scarface by Brian De Palma( visu )
28 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
The story of a Chicago gangster during the prohibition in the 1920s and his fight to become number one gang boss
High Sierra by John Huston( Book )
46 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Hårdkogt spændingsroman om en erfaren gangster, der bliver hyret til et kup i Californien
This gun for hire by Frank Tuttle( visu )
18 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 615 libraries worldwide
A hired-gun seeks revenge from a client who betrayed him
The asphalt jungle by W. R Burnett( Book )
108 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 548 libraries worldwide
A story of the underworld of a large Midwestern city
High Sierra by Raoul Walsh( visu )
31 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and German and held by 435 libraries worldwide
"Prohibition era gangster Roy Earle (Humphrey Bogart) walks out of prison ... and into two unfamiliar worlds: the jitterbugging 1940s and the towering majesty of High Sierra. This fast-paced, heist-gone-wrong manhunt movie is also a fascinating study of a man time has passed by. Earle identifies more with the era's homeless Okies than the callow punks he leads on a disastrous hotel robbery. Then the teenager he loves (Joan Leslie) rejects him and only Marie (Ida Lupino), a weary '30s survivor like himself, remains loyal when cops close in"--Container
Captain Lightfoot by W. R Burnett( Book )
10 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Michael Martin is a headstrong young patriot who has turned to highway robbery to support his country's cause against England during the Irish revolution. When he is taken under the wing of the famous rebel leader Captain Thunderbolt (Jeff Morrow), he soon finds himself second-in-command with a bounty on his head
The racket by John Cromwell( visu )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and French 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 )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and French and held by 329 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 273 libraries worldwide
A novel of the last Apache uprising
Wake Island ( visu )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 261 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 236 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 229 libraries worldwide
Illegal ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
The big steal: Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidentally 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
The asphalt jungle by John Huston( visu )
32 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 214 libraries worldwide
An aging criminal is released from prison and decides to assemble the old gang to go on one last heist. Based on the book by W.R. Burnett
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 195 libraries worldwide
San Antonio ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 181 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
Goodbye Chicago : 1928, end of an era by W. R Burnett( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 159 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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Monahan, John, 1899-1982

Burnett, W. R.
Burnett, W. R., 1899-
Burnett, W.R. 1899-1982
Burnett, W. R. (William Riley), 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
W・R・バーネット
W·R·博內特
W·R·柏奈特
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
バーネット, ウイリアム・ライリー
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