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Burks, Robert

Works: 84 works in 548 publications in 11 languages and 20,485 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Musical films  Spy films  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Gangster films 
Roles: Cinematographer, Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, Author, spe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Robert Burks
Publications by Robert Burks
Publications by Robert Burks, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Robert Burks
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
96 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,686 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
58 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,637 libraries worldwide
Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries, becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors while confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg. When he suspects that a salesman may have murdered his nagging, invalid wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his stunning socialite girlfriend to investigate the suspicious chain of events
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Álex de la Iglesia( visu )
18 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,638 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 Way( visu )
13 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,357 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
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
90 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,343 libraries worldwide
A woman robs her employers and changes her identity. When her next boss catches her, he forces her to marry him
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
23 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Résumé figurant sur la jaquette :"Guy Haines déteste sa femme et souhaiterait refaire sa vie avec une autre. Bruno Anthony hait son père au plus haut point. Les deux hommes se rencontrent dans un compartiment de train et Anthony suggère à Haines que chacun d'un réalise le meurtre dont l'autre rêve : ainsi, pas de mobiles, pas de preuves ...bien sûr. Guy Haines refuse cette proposition absurde et malsaine. Jusqu'au jour où sa femme est retrouvée assassinée. Il réalise alors que, fort de sa macabre idée, Bruno Anthony est passé à l'acte et qu'il le poursuivra maintenant jusqu'à ce que lui-même ait réalisé sa part du "contrat"..."
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
49 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,001 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
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 989 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( visu )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and German and held by 960 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( visu )
15 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 930 libraries worldwide
"I Confess is movie master Hitchcock's most compelling and darkly exciting tale of inner spiritual turmoil and outer physical jeopardy. Father Michael Logan, to all appearances a model of clerical piety, hears a killer's confession and plunges into peril: circumstantial evidence and eyewitness accounts point to a priest as the slayer - and the sacrament of penance forbids Logan to speak out. As calamity and coincidence paint Logan into a hopeless corner, it becomes the priest who must recognize - and confess - his own human frailty."--Container
The Spirit of St. Louis by Billy Wilder( visu )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in French and English and held by 778 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
Key Largo by John Huston( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 524 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( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 515 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( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Raised by a bigoted, abusive mother, an awkward, blind, white woman does not know that the man helping her around is black
Kings Row by David Zepeda( visu )
3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 402 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
The music man by Marion Hargrove( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
A silver-tongued con artist cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying musical instruments and uniforms, but his chichanery is unmasked by a lovely librarian
The enforcer by Patience Agbabi( visu )
8 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 144 libraries worldwide
A district attorney attempts to crack a murder for hire ring
Professional advice for healthy, happy birds by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
3 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in Spanish and English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
What begins as a comedy of manners develops into the seminal film in the horror-of-Armageddon sub-genre which grew out of the blending of horror and science fiction in the fifties. One category of the sub-genre is where the world is threatened with extinction by non-human, non-individualised creatures. Here they are birds assaulting an isolated family unit
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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
English (229)
Spanish (67)
German (55)
Dutch (11)
French (9)
Italian (9)
Japanese (5)
Danish (4)
Multiple languages (4)
Portuguese (3)
Russian (2)
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