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Stack, Robert 1919-2003

Works: 529 works in 927 publications in 4 languages and 15,096 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Parody films  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Disaster films  Fiction  Gangster television programs  Television crime shows 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Producer, Costume designer, Interviewee, Contributor, Commentator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Stack
Airplane! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spoof of disaster movies, Ted Striker, an ex-Navy pilot, just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard a plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to make up with her again and again, but a crisis looms as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal. Now, it is up to him to land the airplane safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker's aversion to piloting is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured--right now
To be or not to be by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

43 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world is on the brink of war-- but the show must go on. So Joseph Tura, the Polish actor who put the ham in Hamlet, stare beyond the footlights and says, "To be or not to be ..."--Container
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone as his nymphomaniac sister."--Container
Joe versus the volcano by John Patrick Shanley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and French and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the follies of a stressed-out guy in a dead-end job who is told he has a terminal "brain cloud." A zany jillionaire then makes him an offer that gives him a fleeting taste of the good life. In exchange, he must journey to a Pacific Island and leap into a volcano. Is Joe doomed to be the last of the red-hot lovers? Not if the forces of imagination, romantic comedy, and the charm of Ryan in 3 roles as the women in Joe's life have their way
William A. Wellman's The high and the mighty by Warner Bros. Pictures( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soar into the skies on a thrilling airborne adventure in this meticulously restored John Wayne classic
1941 by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spielberg presents a surprisingly comic look at the panic gripping Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The zany comedy--set in L.A. just days after the attack-- portrays how the fear of an imminent Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of pandemonium
Is Paris burning? by Ren Clment( Visual )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Nazis march through Europe in 1944, the freedom fighters of Paris mount a brave resistance. Hitler sends a top general to determine if the city can be held. If not, Paris will be burned
Uncommon valor by Ted Kotcheff( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over ten years, [Colonel Jason] Rhodes has been living a nightmare searching for his son who is listed as "missing in action" in Vietnam. After useless appeals to the government for information, Rhodes takes matters into his own hands. With financial backing of a Texas oil tycoon ... and the help of his son's five Marine buddies, Rhodes prepares to carry out a daring mission. After weeks of grueling training, the courageous veterans leave for Laos. The final battle of the Vietnam conflict is about to begin."--Container
Caddyshack II( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The members of the Bushwood Country Club still insist that only a privileged few are permitted to walk miles in the sun while wearing silly pants and whacking a little ball from hole to hole. Blue-collar millionaire Jack Hartounian is concerned more with the way people treat each other than whether they use the right words in polite society or raise the proper finger to drink a glass of beer
The trail to Peach Meadow Canyon by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Mike Bastian was raised to be an outlaw. Now it is time for him to take over a crooked empire from his adoptive father, Ben Curry. But Bastian isn't sure he wants to be a cow rustler-especially after he meets the enchanting Drusilla Ragan. Can he defy Curry's legacy of crime? Bastian finds out the surest test of a man is whether he can walk alone
20 great westerns heroes & bandits( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains some of the greatest western films and legendary stars of the 20th Century
Murder on flight 502( Visual )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A routine transatlantic flight ... becomes more terrifying than any passenger could have imagined ... [with] one passenger brutally murdered and a psychotic mechanic threatening to blow the 747 right out of the sky"--Container
House of bamboo by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sandy Dawson has assembled a platoon of ex-Army thugs to run pachinko parlors while pulling off bloody heists and armed robbery. The murder of a friend brings Eddie Spanier into the group, along with his beautiful mistress. But Spanier's behavior grows treacherous, and his loyalties become questionable, leading to a breathless, murderous conclusion high above the ancient city of Tokyo."--Container
Korea the forgotten war( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and French and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

June 25, 1950, the 38th Parallel marked the beginning of a war that was to be like no other. Witness the non-stop action from the Pusan Perimeter conflict and General MacArthur's brilliant invasion at Inchon, to the offensive at Yalu River and the Chosin Reservoir battle. Experience the greatest moments of heroism as recorded on rare, archival footage, from the horrific battles to the final truce negotiations, through this overdue salute to America's valiant Armed Forces
The untouchables( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago
A date with Judy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This MGM musical comedy, filmed in Technicolor, is typical wholesome family entertainment and is as a result, a corny and cheery story about teenagers. Based on a popular radio show which began in 1941, this merry outing follows the adventures of Judy Foster, a young woman determined to attend the big school dance with an impressive date. Judy and her lifelong friend Carol fall out when they both fall for a suave older man. A high-spirited teen, Judy manages to unintentionally make a hash of her friends and family's love lives. Songs include "It's a most unusual day," "Cuanto le gusta," "Strictly on the corny side," "Judaline," "I've got a date with Judy," "I'm gonna meet my Mary," "Love is where you find it."
The untouchables( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vintage series, set in Prohibition-era Chicago, pits the maverick lawmen known as "The untouchables" against mobsters holding court against any and all challengers. Federal agent Eliot Ness and his men, who were responsible for Al Capone's downfall, now go after Frank Nitti, Capone's main enforcer, as well as a slew of other mobsters and incorrigibles
The tarnished angels by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racing Pilot Roger Shuman is more in love with flying than with his wife. When his plane cracks up, he forces his wife to get him another plane in a way that brings tragedy to them and others
The untouchables( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A realistic look at the violence that shook America's past, this gritty series pays tribute to stoic gangbuster Eliot Ness and his incorruptible treasury agents as they battle organized crime in Chicago during the 1930s
The untouchables( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A realistic look at the violence that shook America's past, this gritty series pays tribute to stoic gangbuster Eliot Ness and his incorruptible treasury agents as they battle organized crime. In this volume, with narcotics the new vice and a major racketeering bill passed in Washington, D.C., Ness and his men are given more power, even in cities other than Chicago
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Langford Modini, Robert

Modini, Robert Langford

Modini, Robert Langford 1919-2003

Robert Stack acteur amricain

Robert Stack aktor amerykański

Robert Stack Amerikaans acteur

Robert Stack amerikansk skdespelare

Robert Stack amerikansk skodespelar

Robert Stack amerikansk skuespiller

Robert Stack attore statunitense

Robert Stack US-amerikanischer Filmschauspieler

Stack, Charles Lanford Modini 1919-2003

Stack, Robert Langford 1919-2003

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English (224)

French (5)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Written on the windJoe versus the volcanoWilliam A. Wellman's The high and the mightyCaddyshack IIThe trail to Peach Meadow CanyonThe tarnished angels