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Burks, Robert

Overview
Works: 188 works in 432 publications in 7 languages and 16,382 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  Spy films  Horror films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Cinematographer, Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, 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 Rear window by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
16 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,412 libraries worldwide
While watching his neighbors through the windows of the building next door, a wheelchair-bound photographer becomes convinced one of them has been murdered. Is it just his imagination? Or a case of a room with a view ... to die for?
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
15 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,991 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
Hondo by John Farrow( visu )
12 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,326 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 957 libraries worldwide
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his estranged wife and wants to be free to marry another woman, meets Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Bruno has a chillingly simple plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clues, nothing to link Guy and Bruno but a casual meeting of strangers on a train
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 952 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 )
4 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 910 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. Based on the novel by Ayn Rand
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and German and held by 882 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( visu )
10 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances, he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape. In a spine-tingling climax, the real criminal is exposed
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
21 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 756 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles Lindbergh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
Harrys lig bliver fundet i skovbunden udenfor en lille landsby. Hvem har dræbt Harry? Han er død, og ingen har i virkeligheden noget imod det, men alle tror, at det er dem, der har gjort det
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 493 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
Key Largo by John Huston( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 473 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
Alfred Hitchcock's North by northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 426 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.)
A patch of blue ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
Kings Row ( visu )
3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 378 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
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
16 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 281 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 man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Ben and Jo McKenna, are an innocent American couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son. But their simple plans turn into a nightmare after a French spy dies in Ben's arms at a Marrakesh market, and their son is kidnapped and taken to another country. A thrilling tale of international espionage, assassinations and terror
Alfred Hitchcock's the birds by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless
The enforcer by Raoul Walsh( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
A district attorney attempts to crack a murder for hire ring
 
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Alternative Names
Burks, L. Robert
Burks, L. Robert 1909-1968
Burks, Leslie Robert.
Languages
English (127)
German (5)
Italian (5)
Spanish (3)
French (1)
Danish (1)
Dutch (1)
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