WorldCat Identities

Preston, Robert 1918-1987

Works: 436 works in 1,250 publications in 7 languages and 24,654 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Western films  Comedy films  History  Romance films  Musicals  Action and adventure films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Editor, Author, Singer, Producer, Narrator, Other, Speaker, Costume designer, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Contributor, Interviewee, Host, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Preston
The music man by Robert Preston( Visual )

57 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall
The music man : original Broadway cast recording by Meredith Willson( Recording )

68 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor" Harold Hill is a con man who comes to River City, IA, in the weeks just prior to the 1912 Fourth of July celebration. Persuading the town that the youth of River City is in great danger of being corrupted, Hill convinces them that their need to organization a boy's band, with himself as a leader. Hill promises to teach the kids how to make music by utilizing his revolutionary "Think System." There's only one problem: the professor doesn't know one note from another
The last starfighter by Nick Castle( Visual )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an 18-year old Earthling who has an extraordinary talent for video game wizardry and conquers the Starfighter game. He is then recruited by alien Centauri to be part of an elite legion of fighters. Leaving behind his trailer park existence, he heads to the outer regions of space. Alex becomes the last hope for the beleaguered Star League and hundreds of worlds, including Earth
Victor Victoria by Blake Edwards( Visual )

60 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman singer working on the cabaret circuit pretends to be a man pretending to be a woman. Things get even more complicated when she meets the man of her dreams. Set in Paris, France, in 1934
How the West was won by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

30 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three generations of one family and their struggles in the West
I do! I do! : the original Broadway cast recording by Harvey Schmidt( Recording )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's The man that corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain( Visual )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of Mark Twain's best known short stories. A mysterious stranger who was slighted by the people of Hadleyburg reappears to disprove the town's reputation
Broadway's lost treasures( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1967 and 1986
Mame by Jerry Herman( Visual )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1928, a 10-year-old boy goes to live with his eccentric, sophisticated aunt--a lady who throws a party for any occasion or nonoccasion that comes to mind
This gun for hire by Frank Tuttle( Visual )

27 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired-gun seeks revenge from a client who betrayed him
The music man( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately and romantically backfires
Junior Bonner by Sam Peckinpah( Visual )

32 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With his bronco-busting career on its last legs, Junior Bonner heads to his hometown to try his luck in the annual rodeo. But his fond childhood memories are shattered when he finds his family torn apart by his greedy brother and hard-drinking father. Now Junior must break the wildest bull in the West to bring his family together for one final moment of cowboy glory."--Container
Meredith Willson's The music man : original soundtrack by Meredith Willson( Recording )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20 great westerns : heroes & bandits( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains some of the greatest western films and legendary stars of the 20th Century
Beau Geste by William A Wellman( Visual )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three brothers join the French Foreign Legion to escape a dark past. But their troubles are quickly forgotten as their courage, duty and devotion is put to the test when they are forced to fight against all odds
Tulsa by Stuart Heisler( Visual )

53 editions published between 1940 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1920's, the mad rush for oil changed Tulsa from a sleepy plains town to a bustling metropolis. It seemed as if Tulsa became the oil capital of the world virtually overnight, but at what cost? Cherokee Lansing, a beautiful cattleman's daughter, loses her father in a freak oil mining accident. Determined to save her ranch, she attempts to single-handedly challenge a powerful oil mogul, only to become one herself.--Container
Space Weapons, Earth Wars by Robert Preston( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the possibility, utility, legalities and limitations of the military use of space, specifically the use in space of weapons or defences for terrestrial conflict. The authors define and classify these weapons, describe their attributes, and explain how they might be used
The Gary Cooper collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of a Bengal lancer: A man joins two other Bengal lancers in the quest to protect British India's Northwest Frontier from Islamic invaders
Wake Island( Visual )

11 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 297 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."
Mack & Mabel : original Broadway cast by Jerry Herman( Recording )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Victor VictoriaHow the West was wonBroadway's lost treasuresMameThis gun for hireThe music manSpace Weapons, Earth WarsThe Gary Cooper collectionWake Island
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