Heller, Lukas 1930-1988
Most widely held works by Lukas Heller
Flight of the Phoenix ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
A cargo plane on a routine flight suddenly hits a high-turbulence storm, forcing a crash landing hundreds of miles off course in the barren Gobi desert. Among the survivors, one eccentric passenger leads the crew to build a new plane - against all odds, against all hope, and sometimes - against each other.
What ever happened to baby Jane ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, initiates a psychotic reign of terror over her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident.
The dirty dozen ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
A World War II drama in which an army major selects 12 men convicted for crimes of violence and offers them their freedom if they will complete a dangerous mission behind Nazi lines.
The flight of the Phoenix ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
A small passenger plane makes a forced landing in the Sahara. The challenge: survival. The tiny band from the plane fights off thirst, Arabs, treachery, declining morale and despair. Incredibly, the plane, like the legendary phoenix that rises from its own ashes, flies again.
Hush--hush, sweet Charlotte ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
A southern belle finds out the truth about her husband's murder when her cousin reopens the case.
The dirty dozen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Twelve tough criminals are offered absolution if they undertake a suicide mission into Nazi Germany.
The killing of Sister George ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful nurse in a BBC soap opera. When she finds out that her character is about to be killed off, George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's television program. Her life continues to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a predatory television producer.
Too late the hero ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and French and held by 158 libraries worldwide
The U.S. is launching a major naval operation in the South Pacific in the spring of 1942, and to ensure the battle plans remain secret, a Japanese radio installation must be destroyed. To accomplish this task, an American officer is ordered by his commander to join a squad of British misfits on a suicide mission against the facility.
Sapphire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park; the police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated.
War classics Casablanca express ; Cold war killers ; A yank in Libya ; Waterfront ; Commandos ; Eagles attack at dawn ; Hitler's SS: portrait of evil ; Go for broke ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Casablanca express: "It is 1942 and the conflict between the U.S. and Germany is getting heated. Winston Churchill is kidnapped by Nazi paratroopers. Now Al Cooper must rescue him"--Container. Cold war killers: "When a plane carrying extremely valuable cargo crashed into a lake, it is still sought after twenty-seven years later. The contents of the plane are not only of interest to Russian Intelligence but of England's defense staff as well. Both sides are willing to pay whatever price necessary to obtain the top-secert goods for themselves, including mowing down any man who gets in the way--Container". A yank in Libya: "US war correspondent Mike Malone is in Libya on assignment. When he unearths a Nazi conspiracy involving a revolt of the Arab tribes living in Libya he soon becomes the hunted. When he goes to the British Intelligence for help he learns that the British are already planning a coup. Double-crossings and secret alliances make the solution all the more complicated"--Container. Waterfront: "The setting is San Francisco where two Nazi spies have set up shop under assumed identities. The pair's front man poses as innocent optometrist Dr. Carl Decker. Decker's go-to guy is Victor Marlowe, a Nazi henchman who terrorizes local German Americans into keeping their mouths shut by making threats against their families. But when their codebook containing top-secret information makes its way into the unsuspecting hands of Jerry Donovan, it is up to him to save the day by preserving democratic ideals"--Container.
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
During World War II, an American naval officer and a British patrol are sent to destroy a Japanese radio communications base in preparation for major military action.
Kelly's heroes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Kelly's heroes: World War II soldiers learn of a fortune of gold bars that the Germans have stashed in enemy territory, and decide to steal the loot.
Monte Walsh a real western ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
"Facing a changing landscape where barbed wire and railways replace the freedom of the open range, Monte Walsh (Marvin) and his fellow cowboys consider new work opportunities, toy with the idea of 'settling down', and draw their pistols for one last showdown."--Container.
Monte Walsh the last cowboy ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Monte Walsh and his friends are cowboys and bronco busters, plying their trade in the Wyoming Territory of 1892. The advancement of civilization has all but rendered Monte obsolete, but Monte doesn't want to change his ways. But with the corporate buy-ups of Wyoming land, Monte and his friends may be forced to move on.
Damnation Alley ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
After a horrific nuclear assault, three soldiers band together in a special all-terrain land cruiser and head for Albany, NY, the only American city to be spared in the attack. As they travel through the post-nuke wastelands, they pick up a beautiful woman and an incorrigible teenager while battling mutant insects, packs of violent survivors, and brutal electrical storms that savage the already barren plains.
Hitler's SS portrait in evil ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Drama about two German brothers, torn apart by Nazi tyranny. One brother embraces Hitler's evil ideas, joins the SS and becomes a tool in the implementation of Hitler's diabolical plans. The other brother tries to cling desperately to his apolitcal, academic life in the face of unspeakable horror and impending doom!
The Dirty dozen the next mission ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The long-awaited sequel to one of the biggest box-office grossers ever. The dirty dozen are back--and dirtier than ever!
The Deadly trackers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
After witnessing the brutal murder of his wife and son, a Texas lawman seeks revenge and relentlessly pursues the outlaws into Mexico where a deadly showdown awaits him.
Blue City ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
After learning that his father, the mayor of Blue City, has been murdered, Billy Turner must track down the killer.
Whatever happened to baby Jane ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
'Baby Jane Hudson is a child star, the darling of audiences all over the States. As Jane grows up and loses her appeal, her sister Blanche blossoms into a beauty and top film star. Using her influence, she sees that Jane still gets starring roles of her own, but Janes's pictures are flops, and her fits of temperament and drunkenness notorious. At the heights of Blanche's career an accident cripples her for life ... After a series of horrific incidents, the weird obsessive relationship between the sisters draws to a sinister conclusion' (cover).
Action and adventure films Aircraft accidents Airplane crash survival Airplanes--Design and construction Asia--Gobi Desert California--Los Angeles Child actors Cold cases (Criminal investigation) Comedy films Cousins Cowboys Criminals Desert survival Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery stories Disaster films Drama England Entertainers Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Germany Great Britain Horror films Horror films Lesbians Memory Military campaigns Military missions Murder Murder--Investigation Pacific Ocean Recluses Sahara Sisters Soldiers Southern States Survival Thrillers (Motion pictures) Transport planes Underground movements, War United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films War films Western films World War (1939-1945)
Heller, Lucas 1930-1988