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Preston, Robert 1918-1987

Works: 481 works in 1,265 publications in 8 languages and 24,665 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Western films  Romance films  History  Musicals  Comedy films  Historical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Editor, Author, Singer, Producer, Narrator, Speaker, Costume designer, Instrumentalist, Other, Host, Recipient, Interviewee, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The music man by Robert Preston( Visual )

51 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall
The last starfighter by Nick Castle( Visual )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an 18-year old Earthling who has an extraordinary talent for video game wizardry and conquers the Starfighter game. He is then recruited by alien Centauri to be part of an elite legion of fighters. Leaving behind his trailer park existence, he heads to the outer regions of space. Alex becomes the last hope for the beleaguered Star League and hundreds of worlds, including Earth
How the West was won by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This saga follows a family's move west through generations. Restored clarity eliminates the film's original panoramic three-panel join lines
Victor Victoria by Henry Mancini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman singer working on the cabaret circuit pretends to be a man pretending to be a woman. Things get even more complicated when she meets the man of her dreams. Set in Paris, France, in 1934
Broadway's lost treasures( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1967 and 1986
Mame by Jerry Herman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She'll coax the blues right out of your heart. Madcap Auntie Mame is suddenly her nephew's guardian in this sparkling adaptation of the Broadway hit
This gun for hire by Frank Tuttle( Visual )

26 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and French and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired-gun seeks revenge from a client that betrayed him
Junior Bonner by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With his bronco-busting career on its last legs, Junior Bonner heads to his hometown to try his luck in the annual rodeo. But his fond childhood memories are shattered when he finds his family torn apart by his greedy brother and hard-drinking father. Now Junior must break the wildest bull in the West to bring his family together for one final moment of cowboy glory."--Container
The music man by Meredith Willson( Recording )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture / Rock Island (5:27) -- Iowa stubborn (1:57) -- Ya got trouble (3:46) -- Piano lesson (1:56) -- Goodnight my someone (2:43) -- Seventy-six trombones (3:00) -- Sincere (1:38) -- The sadder but wiser girl for me (1:40) -- Pick-a-little, talk-a-little (1:55) -- Goodnight ladies / Marian the librarian (2:42) -- My white knight (3:01) -- Wells Fargo wagon (2:11) -- It's you (1:23) -- Shipoopi (2:10) -- Lida Rose / Will I ever tell you? (4:13) -- Gary, Indiana (1:24) -- Till there was you (2:44) -- Finale (2:16)
I do! I do! : the original Broadway cast recording by Harvey Schmidt( Recording )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20 great westerns : heroes & bandits( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains some of the greatest western films and legendary stars of the 20th Century
Meredith Willson's The music man : original soundtrack by Meredith Willson( Recording )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meredith Willson's The music man : original Broadway cast by Meredith Willson( Recording )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor" Harold Hill is a con man who comes to River City, IA, in the weeks just prior to the 1912 Fourth of July celebration. Persuading the town that the youth of River City is in great danger of being corrupted, Hill convinces them that their need to organization a boy's band, with himself as a leader. Hill promises to teach the kids how to make music by utilizing his revolutionary "Think System." There's only one problem: the professor doesn't know one note from another
The man that corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hadleyburg, a small town in America, has a reputation for unshakable honesty, that is, until a stranger comes to town and plots a revenge on the hypocritical residents by promising a fortune to a citizen who once showed him charity many years before. One by one the leading citizens scheme for the money
Beau Geste by William A Wellman( Visual )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three brothers join the French Foreign Legion to escape a dark past. But their troubles are quickly forgotten as their courage, duty and devotion is put to the test when they are forced to fight against all odds in this acclaimed film classic
Meredith Willson's The Music man by Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)( Visual )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately--and romantically--backfires
Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of Mark Twain's best known short stories. A mysterious stranger who was slighted by the people of Hadleyburg reappears to disprove the town's reputation
The music man : original Broadway cast recording by Meredith Willson( Recording )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tulsa by Stuart Heisler( Visual )

53 editions published between 1940 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1920's, the mad rush for oil changed Tulsa from a sleepy plains town to a bustling metropolis. Cherokee Lansing, a beautiful cattleman's daughter, loses her father in a freak oil mining accident. Determined to save her ranch, she attempts to single-handedly challenge a powerful oil mogul, only to become one herself
Space Weapons, Earth Wars Earth Wars by Robert Preston( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space weapons have been debated intensely in the past. The latest instance of prominent debate is over their use for ballistic missile defense. But this is not the only possible role for space weapons, and that fact raises a further concern: What if an adversary were to develop such weapons? Could one? Why would it? It is time for broader public discussion of the issues. Before deciding to acquire or forgo space weapons for terrestrial conflict, the United States should fully discuss what such weapons can do, what they will cost, and the likely consequences of acquiring them. The authors of this report seek to aid this discussion not by arguing for or against space weapons but by describing their attributes, classifying and comparing them, and explaining how each might be used. The authors also explore how a nation might decide to acquire such weapons and how other nations might react
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Престон, Роберт

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