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

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The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

75 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 of Allied prisoners-of-war from a maximum-security German prison camp (Stalag Luft III)
Scarface by Brian De Palma( Visual )

27 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,080 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
Little Caesar by W. R Burnett( Book )

107 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a small time hoodlum who rises to become a leading gangster in prohibition era Chicago. This book was made into a movie by the same title
High Sierra by John Huston( Book )

50 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 893 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
The asphalt jungle by W. R Burnett( Book )

111 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the underworld of a large Midwestern city
This gun for hire by Frank Tuttle( Visual )

19 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired-gun seeks revenge from a client that betrayed him
High Sierra by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

32 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogart plays a convicted killer sprung from jail by a mobster who wants him to assist in a California hotel holdup
The racket by John Cromwell( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and French and held by 383 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
Little Caesar by Francis Edwards Faragoh( Book )

20 editions published between 1930 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a small time hoodlum who rises to become a leading gangster in prohibition era Chicago
Captain Lightfoot by W. R Burnett( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 375 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
Little Caesar by Francis Edwards Faragoh( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino results in the death of the new crime commissioner Alvin McClure. Rico's good friend Joe Massara, who works at the club as a professional dancer, works as the gang's lookout man and wants out of the gang. Rico is ambitious and eventually takes over Vettori's gang; he then moves up to the next echelon pushing out Diamond Pete Montana. When he orders Joe to dump his girlfriend Olga and re-join the gang, Olga decides there's only one way out for them
Yellow sky by William A Wellman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and French and held by 327 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 )

21 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 279 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 255 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."
Dark Hazard by W. R Burnett( Book )

11 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 242 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 )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1987 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iron man by W. R Burnett( Book )

8 editions published between 1930 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illegal( Visual )

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

The big steal: Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidentally meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip
The asphalt jungle by John Huston( Visual )

36 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 217 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
San Antonio by Franz Stoedtner( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rustlers have taken Clay Hardin's cattle and have holed up in San Antonio. So Clay does what any cowboy in his position would do: strap on his sidearm, ride into town and settle the score
 
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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

W・R・バーネット

W·R·博內特

W·R·柏奈特

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

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