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Burnett, W. R. (William Riley) 1899-1982

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The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

76 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
Little Caesar by W. R Burnett( Book )

130 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a small time hoodlum who rises to become a leading gangster in prohibition era Chicago
Scarface by Brian De Palma( Visual )

35 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container
High Sierra by John Huston( Book )

48 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High Sierra (1941) is a highly successful Warner Brothers gangster film of special interest to film scholars, and aficionados. It represented a turning point in the nature of gangster film of the 1930s. It was the film that launched Humphrey Bogart to stardom.And it is representative of the concerted efforts of the very b est of Warners’ talent of the era. In a period of serious reassessment of the American film, this revised shooting script, never before published, provides valuable primary data for that reassessment
This gun for hire by Frank Tuttle( Visual )

19 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired-gun seeks revenge from a client that betrayed him
The asphalt jungle by W. R Burnett( Book )

107 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the underworld of a large Midwestern city
High Sierra by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

32 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prohibition era gangster Roy Earle (Humphrey Bogart) walks out of prison ... and into two unfamiliar worlds: the jitterbugging 1940s and the towering majesty of High Sierra. This fast-paced, heist-gone-wrong manhunt movie is also a fascinating study of a man time has passed by. Earle identifies more with the era's homeless Okies than the callow punks he leads on a disastrous hotel robbery. Then the teenager he loves (Joan Leslie) rejects him and only Marie (Ida Lupino), a weary '30s survivor like himself, remains loyal when cops close in"--Container
The racket by John Cromwell( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and French and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A straight-arrow cop and an old-school gangster find a common foe: big shots who run crime like a corporation
Captain Lightfoot by W. R Burnett( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Martin is a headstrong young patriot who has turned to highway robbery to support his country's cause against England during the Irish revolution. When he is taken under the wing of the famous rebel leader Captain Thunderbolt (Jeff Morrow), he soon finds himself second-in-command with a bounty on his head
Yellow sky by William A Wellman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and French and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of robbers are running from the law, and they find an almost abandoned town. An old prospector and his granddaughter have been living there. Realizing that they have gold, the robbers have a plan of taking it, but one robber turns against them
Adobe walls, a novel of the last Apache rising by W. R Burnett( Book )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the last Apache uprising
Wake Island( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the incredible true story of a handful of U.S. Marines holding out against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault."
Illegal( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illegal: Ambitious D.A. Victor Scott zealously prosecutes Ed Clary for a woman's murder. But as Clary walks to the electric chair, Scott receives evidence that exonerates the condemned man. Realizing that he's made a terrible mistake he tries to stop the execution, but is too late. Scott resigns as a prosecutor and enters private practice. He draws the attention of mob kingpin Frank Garland. Scott represents one of Garland's stooges on a murder rap and Scott, in a grand display of courtroom theatrics, wins the case. Embroiled in dirty mob politics, the situation becomes intolerable when his former protege is charged with a murder that seems to implicate her as an informant to the Garland mob
Dark Hazard by W. R Burnett( Book )

11 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1929, Jim Turner travaille en tant que gardien de nuit dans un hôtel miteux de Chicago. Dans un contexte de crise économique, il a promis à son épouse Marg de renoncer pour toujours aux courses. Cependant, lorsque le couple s'installe en Californie dans l'espoir d'une vie meilleure, il reste fasciné par Dark Hazard, un prodigieux lévrier de course.--[Memento]
Bitter ground by W. R Burnett( Book )

7 editions published between 1958 and 1987 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iron man by W. R Burnett( Book )

8 editions published between 1930 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The asphalt jungle by John Huston( Visual )

39 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging criminal is released from prison and decides to assemble the old gang to go on one last heist. Based on the book by W.R. Burnett
Mi amigo : a novel of the Southwest by W. R Burnett( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodbye Chicago : 1928, end of an era by W. R Burnett( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un flic mélancolique apprend que sa femme, depuis longtemps partie sans laisser d'adresse, a été retrouvée morte dans un lac, probablement à la suite d'une overdose
Nobody lives forever by W. R Burnett( Book )

30 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mais soudain, Jim se souvint de Tom Rodney, ce vieux bonhomme sale et dégoûtant, les yeux atteints de cataracte, qui bavait en parlant. Alors, en un éclair, il se vit : les portes de la prison s'ouvraient et il sortait, affaibli par le régime pénitentiaire ; ses cheveux étaient blancs, il n'avait plus de dents, portait des lunettes sur le nez et avait cinq dollars en poche. Il serait le souffre-douleur des mômes de la rue au visage sale et d'énormes femmes pleines de graisse qui puaient et penseraient qu'elles étaient trop bien pour lui... Non ! D'un geste brusque, Jim écarta Johnny et tira son pistolet... [source : couverture]
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The Great Escape
Alternative Names

controlled identityMonahan, John, 1899-1982

Burnett, W. R.

Burnett, W. R., 1899-

Burnett, W.R. 1899-1982

Burnett, W. R. (William Riley), 1899-1982

Burnett, Whit, 1899-

Burnett William R. 1899-1982

Burnett William Richard 1899-1982

Burnett, William Riley

Burnett, William Riley 1899-

Burnett William Riley 1899-1982

Burnett, Willian R. 1899-1982

Monaham, John, pseud.

Monahan, John

Monahan, John 1899-1982

Riley Burnett, William 1899-1982

Updyke, James

Updyke, James 1899-1982

Updyke, James, pseud.

W. R. Burnett Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1899-1982)

W. R. Burnett amerikansk manusforfattar

W.R. Burnett amerikansk manusförfattare

W. R. Burnett amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

W. R. Burnett auteur de romans policiers

W. R. Burnett scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense




William Riley Burnett amerikansk manusforfatter

William Riley Burnett US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

دابلیو. آر. برونت فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

모나한, 존 1899-1982

버네트, W. R. 1899-1982

버네트, 윌리엄 라일리 1899-1982

バーネット, W. R

バーネット, ウイリアム・ライリー

Little CaesarHigh SierraThis gun for hireThe asphalt jungleWake IslandIllegalHigh Sierra