WorldCat Identities

Berke, Wm (William) 1903-1958

Overview
Works: 253 works in 356 publications in 2 languages and 1,503 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Film adaptations  Television comedies  Television series  Radio comedies  Domestic comedy television programs 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, fmd, Actor
Classifications: DS918.16, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wm Berke
The steel helmet by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its relatively low budget, this portrait of Korean War soldiers grappling with moral and racial issues while trying to stay alive remains one of the directorś most gripping, realistic, reflections of Fullerś social conscience
Dick Tracy( Visual )

19 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homicidal maniac, known only as Splitface, is on the loose and it's up to Dick Tracy to stop him. He enlists the help of his partner, Pat Patton, his girlfriend, Tess Truehart, and his son, Junior
The ultimate Goldbergs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet the Goldbergs, a lively Jewish family living in New York City! There are the dutiful children, Rosie and Sammy; Jake, the hot-tempered husband; old-world Uncle David; and, of course, the ever-cheerful and gracious matriarch Molly. With lots of extended family and neighbors, the Goldberg home is always overflowing with joy, laughter, and love"--Set slip case
Dick Tracy, detective ; Dick Tracy meets Gruesome( Visual )

5 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first film, The famous square-jawed sleuth is up against one of the baddest baddies of them all, the ugly psycho "Splitface". This fiend is on a murderous rampage seeking revenge against those who sent him to prison years before. In the second film, Tracy investigates the murder of a diamond courier
The Goldbergs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After almost twenty years on radio, this comedy - drama series about a struggling Jewish family in New York City aired from 1949-1956. The Goldbergs is a show about the importance of neighborhood and family
Code of the west( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing the railroad development will soon be hitting town, Boyd Carter, a greedy businessman, has his eyes set on taking the land owned by ranchers Bob and Chito
Sunset Pass( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocky and Chito have the money they were protecting stolen. Using an unusual hoof print to identify one of the robbers, Rocky arrests Ash Preston. When Rocky is shot, Ash helps him recover. Chito finds the stolen money and Rocky lets Ash, having quit the gang, return it to clear himself. But Ash's ex-partner Cinnabar has a bank robbery planned and to get everyone out of town, he sends then gunning for Ash claiming he is a murderer
Dick Tracy, Detective( Visual )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first entry in a four-film series, Dick Tracy, Detective finds the fearless detective hunting a murderer who slashes his victims to pieces
The Falcon mystery movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Falcon out West: "A society sleuth turns cowboy to investigate a Texas murder"--Www.tcm.com, viewed March 27, 2015
Forgotten noir( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI Girl: "A state governor hires Raymond Burr to steal a file from the FBI that has fingerprint evidence proving he [the governor] previously was a wanted criminal. A clerk in the FBI office is killed, and agent Cesar Romero is hot on the case."
Dick Tracy collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Dick Tracy classics films
Forgotten noir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland yard inspector: "Cesar Romero stars in this Hammer mystery as a Yank newspaperman in London who sets out to solve a murder, American style."
Mystery classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Shadow strikes]: The Shadow must find the killer of a rich "gentleman" whose long list of enemies includes his heirs and an assortment of mobsters
Forgotten noir( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Harding, Counterspy: "Howard St. John is the Washington DC-based David Harding, head of a covert counter-espionage organization, charged with preventing top-secret scientific information from reaching the hands of America's enemies ..."
Shoot to kill( Visual )

7 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspenseful, dark, street-level crime uncovered by ambitious journalist
Forgotten noir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow man: Why is Cesar Romero's character carrying around the dead body of Kay Kendall's character? Shoot to kill: A gangster is framed by a crooked DA so the gangster's wife secures a job as the DA's assistant, the better to find the proof of the DA's dishonesty. She gets help from a reporter who falls in love with her
Classic mystery collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobster movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen classic gangster feature films
Dark mountain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kay, a beautiful young bride, is stunned when she is implicated in a murder case. She discovers that her deceitful husband is the mobster who committed the hit. Terrified, she turns to her childhood sweetheart Don for help. He whisks her off to a secluded cabin in the mountains, but Steve follows them and takes her captive. In a daring rescue, Don confronts the mobster and makes a break with Kay, culminating in a perilous high-speed car chase
Classic mystery collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen mystery B-movies
 
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Alternative Names
Berke, Lester Wm 1903-1958

Berke, Lester Wm. (Lester William), 1903-1958

Berke, W. M 1903-1958

Berke William 1903-1958

Hall, William 1903-1958

Hall, Wm 1903-1958

Hall, Wm. (William), 1903-1958

Lester, Bill 1903-1958

Lester, Billy 1903-1958

Lester, William 1903-1958

Lester, Wm 1903-1958

Lester, Wm. (William), 1903-1958

William A. Berke Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1903-1958)

William A. Berke cinéaste américain

William A. Berke director de cine estadounidense

William Berke

William Berke regista, produttore cinematografico e sceneggiatore statunitense

Williams, Lester 1903-1958

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Languages
English (64)

German (1)