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King, Burton 1877-1944

Overview
Works: 39 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 410 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Detective and mystery films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Haunted house films  Romance films 
Roles: Director, Attributed name, Restager, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.S87, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Burton King
Publications by Burton King
Publications by Burton King, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Burton King
Houdini, the movie star ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves
The man from beyond by Burton King( visu )
14 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Howard Hillary is a man frozen in the Arctic. He returns to civilization 100 years later to reclaim the love of his life, reincarnated in the body of a young woman. Filmed in large part at and about Lake Placid in New York, and Niagara Falls to the brink of which the stalwart Hillary is whirled in his efforts to save his lady love
The master mystery ( visu )
2 editions published in 1919 in Undetermined and English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
By the year 1919, Harry Houdini was known throughout the world as a master magician and escape artist. Having conquered the stage, he set out to rule the screen, appearing in a series of thrillers built upon his almost supernatural powers
Houdini, the movie star ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Quentin Locke infiltrates a corrupt patents company, only to run into the gleaming terror of its robot protector, the Automaton. In order to save the beautiful Eva Brent and find a cure for the dreaded Madagascar Madness, Locke suffers an inhuman array of tortures and physical restraints. He is chained, tied with barbared wire, padlocked in a crate and thrown in the water, tied beneath a descending elevator, strapped to an electric chair, and bound in an elaborate Oriental torture chamber
Houdini, the movie star ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves. The man from beyond: Howard Hillary is a man frozen in the Arctic. He returns to civilization 100 years later to reclaim the love of his live, reincarnated in the body of a young woman
The adorable cheat ( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Cyrus Dorsey laments his feckless, playboy son Will, wishing he was more like his sensible sister Marion so that he could be entrusted to take over the family business. Marion decides to prove to her old-fashion father that she is capable of handling the job herself. So hiding her idenity[sic] by using a pseudonym, she goes to work with one of her father's shipping clerks, the hard-working and handsome George Mason."--Container
The drag-net ( visu )
3 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A playboy takes a job as an assistant district attorney and finds himself up against a tough crime boss and his gang
The lost battalion ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
In the closing days of World war I, the men of the U.S. Army's 77th Division, 308th Battalion were surrounded by German troups in the Argonne Forest of France. Without food, water or reserve ammunition, cut off from supply and communication lines, and subjected to constant assaults, and bombardments, they manged to hold off the enemy until they were finally rescued after five days of desperate action. The striking tale is reenacted here by the soldiers who survived the harrowing experience. A thrilling piece of military and cinema history
A little girl in a big city ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A sweet small-town girl comes to New York City for a magazine competition and excitement, only to fall prey to the big bad Wolf of Broadway
Murder at dawn ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Mad scientist works on his DXL Accumulator death ray which harnesses solar power. Meanwhile, his daughter has brought her fiance to the mountain hideaway to get her fathers consent
Harry Houdini the movie star ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Poverty Row studio collections ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Drag net: A playboy takes a job as an assistant district attorney and finds himself up against a tough crime boss and his gang. Tarzan and the Green Goddess: Tarzan travels to Guatemala in search of the Green Goddess. Tundra: The "Flying Doctor," treks off in his small plane to tend to the sick in the Alaskan wilderness. He ends up fighting for his own survival when his plane crashes. Phantom of Santa Fe: Renegades rob a mission of its priceless treasures. The towns people blame "The Hawk", an outlaw also known as the "Phantom of Santa Fe."
In old California ( visu )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The master mystery ( visu )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Eva, hypnotized by a medium and carried through a secret panel into a Chinese Temple, has been turned over to the Automaton and its emissaries, to be offered as a sacrifice to the rays of the Burning Eyes of the Fire God. Quentin Locke, attempting her rescue, is made captive and suspended over a fire trap with a noose around his neck. Miraculously he escapes in time to save Eva. Zita Dane, reaching the cross roads of conscience, offers further assistance in untangling the affairs of International Patents, Inc., while at the same time trying to find records to confirm that Brent is her father. Balcom prepares to do away with important documents to conceal his manipulation of the company. An important clue is the record of Zita's birth, which would help solve the mystery. The Automaton takes Brent, while Eva and Locke discover that his cave is beneath the Brent house. Locke encounters Balcom in the secret passages of the cave, and both are buried in an explosion
The master mystery ( visu )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Balcom and Brent, owners of International Patents, Inc., a firm that has made a fortune by keeping patented inventions off the market, quarrel; the outcome of this leaves Brent stricken with the Madagascar (or laughing) Madness). A giant automaton whose secret retreat is under the Brent house, is responsible for the crimes committed. Quentin Locke, the newly engaged head of the laboratories, but secretly an agent of the Department of Justice, endeavors to aid Eva, daughter of Brent. Captured by the emissaries of the automaton, Locke is suspended over a vat of seething acid, but miraculously manages to escape. Locke decides that one of the patents, for a diving suit, must be tested. He knows that if anything happens to his airline it would mean certain death. The automaton sends one of his emissaries underwater to cut Locke's airline. Locke manages to escape the diving suit, but is then shackled and put in a crate to be thrown off the dock, while Eva is in the clutches of the automaton
The police patrol ( visu )
1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Patrolman Jim Ryan falls in love with Alice Bennett, a dressmaker, only to realize later that she is a dead ringer for Dorothy Stone, a noted thief. When Jim is ordered to arrest Alice for Dorothy's crimes, he tells the captain that it would be a grave injustice, but the captain will not believe him. Jim is suspended from the force and sets out to bring Dorothy Stone before the law. Using Alice to impersonate Dorothy, Jim gets in touch with her gang. Dorothy is killed in a fight, and Alice is kidnaped. Jim goes after the abductor in a police launch and rescues Alice. Jim is reinstated to the force, and he and Alice are wed"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930
Captain Kidd ( visu )
1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The master mystery ( visu )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Quentin Locke, while in pursuit of Paul, is overpowered by the emissaries of the Automaton and is entangled in the meshes of a fishing net, while Eva is left helpless before the advance of the Automaton. Locke miraculously escapes the fishing net and they escape. Eva acquires proxies that give her absolute control over International Patents, Inc., and now she can force Balcom out of the company. Locke gives Balcom 24 hours to arrange his affairs before his arrest. Balcom persuades Locke to come to his apartment, under the pretext that Balcom will turn state's evidence. Meanwhile, Zita and Paul join forces at the home of Dr. Q, and decide on a pretext to get Eva to the office of a hypnotist on River Street. Locke arrives at Balcom's and the apartment is full of unseen chlorine gas. Zita decides to save Locke, explaining her secret love for him. Zita and Locke rush to the hypnotist to save Eva, and Locke finds himself trapped in a noose, suspended over a fire trap
The master mystery ( visu )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Quentin Locke, at the command of the automaton, is overcome, bound, and thrown beneath a descending elevator, while Eva has been abducted. At the very last minute, Locke escapes his bindings and manages to escape, aided by Zita Dane who is dressed like a man. Zita Dane admits that her jealousy of Eva and Locke prevented her from intervening earlier. To the Chinese Curio Shop comes a man from Madagascar, and Long Fang, a Monarch of the Underworld, is introduced. Deluxe Dora tells Eva Brent that there is a man who knows of a cure for Eva's father, but he sails for Madagascar that night. Eva and Locke are led into a trap at the Chinese Curio Shop, and are attacked by the automaton and its emissaries. Locke is strapped to a wall
The scarlet brand ; quick trigger Lee ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Quick Trigger Lee: A tough cowboy helps an old-timer from being swindled and falls for a glamorous movie star
 
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Alternative Names
Burton L. King Amerikaans filmregisseur (1877-1944)
Burton L. King regista, produttore cinematografico e attore statunitense
King Burton Lorain 1877-1944
بارتون ال کینگ بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی
برتون كينغ
Languages
English (40)
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