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

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Little Caesar by Francis Edwards Faragoh( Book )

113 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,474 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
Scarface by Brian De Palma( Visual )

27 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,075 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 )

40 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tormented man at the center of W.R. Burnett's High Sierra is a notorious criminal whom the newspapers call "Mad Dog" Roy Earle. Earle is every bit the criminal the newspapers depict, but he is also a complicated soul. Earle, the tragic hero of the novel, is a horribly flawed man, a violent criminal who still retains a conscience. Earle is been moved by the plight of the physically impaired woman named Velma Goodhue, whom he resolves to help, imagining, somehow, that she will be his. After a holdup he plans with Red, Babe, and Marie (who has now fallen in love with him), Earle takes his share of the money to Velma for an operation to repair her clubfoot. But the holdup has disastrous results. Red and Babe are killed, and Roy goes on the lam with Marie. The runaway outlaws have nowhere to turn. Eventually, Velma leaves. Earle sends Marie away to meet him ultimately in a mountain pass in the High Sierras, a rendezvous in the sky in which all that occurs will not take place as envisioned. The plot of High Sierrais remorselessly fast and multithreaded, but Roy Earle trumps our interest. Burnett manage to pain a rich and deeply compelling man without sentimentalizing him. Here is a plot with a tough, bleak, and unforgiving narrative that works a dark magic
This gun for hire by Frank Tuttle( Visual )

17 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

108 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the underworld of a large Midwestern city
Captain Lightfoot by W. R Burnett( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and held by 373 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
The racket by John Cromwell( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and French and held by 360 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
Yellow sky by William A Wellman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and French and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of robbers are running from the law, and they find an almost abandoned town. An old prosecutor 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 )

17 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 260 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 )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 242 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 238 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 )

6 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 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi amigo : a novel of the Southwest by W. R Burnett( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Antonio( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 182 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
Goodbye Chicago : 1928, end of an era by W. R Burnett( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 161 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 )

28 editions published between 1943 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underdog by W. R Burnett( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little men, big world by W. R Burnett( Book )

22 editions published between 1951 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityMonahan, John, 1899-1982

Burnett, W. R.

Burnett, W. R., 1899-

Burnett, W.R. 1899-1982

Burnett, Whit, 1899-

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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