Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996
Most widely held works about Joseph Biroc
Most widely held works by Joseph Biroc
Blazing saddles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy.
The flight of the Phoenix ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 684 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.
The FBI story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The story of the FBI unfolds through the eyes of one of its agents. During his career he investigates gangsters, swindlers, the Ku klux klan, Nazi agents and cold war spies.
Ulzana's raid ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
A scout, assigned to aid the cavalry in tracking down a band of renegade Indians, attempts to teach an idealistic young lieutenant that the only way to fight brutality is with stronger force.
The killing of Sister George ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 65 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 begins to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a TV producer.
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 56 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.
Hammett ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"The scene is San Francisco in 1928. Dashiell Hammett has retired from his career as a Pinkerton detective to devote himself to writing fiction. An old friend calls in an old debt, and Hammett finds himself in the middle of a search for a missing girl in Chinatown."
Viva Las Vegas ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
An entertaining film that combines music, sports car racing and Vegas action galore.
The choirboys ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
An insider's look at a rowdy group of rank and file Los Angeles policemen and their questionable off-duty pursuits. When one of the officers goes too far, protecting their own becomes a challenge for this group of pranksters.
The tall Texan ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"A group of disparate travelers journey together through the Southwest soon find trouble when they all get gold fever. The action and drama are heightened when they discover gold ... on an Indian burial ground!"--Container.
Emperor of the North ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Set on the Pacific Northwest railways at the height of the Depression, this is the story of how a crafty, train-hopping drifter, "A-No. 1," and his young accomplice encounter Shack, a sadistic railroad conductor who has sworn that no hobo will ride his train for free. "A" is ready to put his life at stake to become a local legend - as the first person who survived the trip on Shack's notorious train.
Blazing saddles ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A hilarious spoof of every western film cliche in which a black man is appointed sheriff of a frontier town.
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
A Russian submarine grounded on a New England sandbar is mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople.
Hitler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A biography of Adolph Hitler, focussing on the inner motivations that prompted his actions, including his relationships with his niece, Geli, and his mistress, Eva Braun.
It's a wonderful life La vie est belle by Frank Capra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Forty guns ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A cattle rancher who unlawfully rules the county with her posse of hired guns, finds herself falling in love with the new marshall who arrives to peacefully restore law and order to the land.
Aterriza como puedas II = Airplane. II : the sequel ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 1 library worldwide
El vuelo 209 sale de Los Ángeles. Entre el pasaje se encuentran una serie de curiosos personajes. Entre ellos, un ex-piloto de combate que, en pleno vuelo, se verá obligado a hacerse con el mando del avión comercial.
Mi querida secretaria = My dear secretary ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Multiple languages and Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Una joven secretaria se enamora de su jefe, empleando los mismos trucos que utiliza él en sus negocios para hacerle caer en sus redes. No obstante, una vez casada, empieza a tener celos de la nueva secretaria que ha contratado su marido (Mi querida secretaria).
La soga de la horca Cahill, United States Marshal ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 1 library worldwide
El jefe de policía del poblado de Valentine investiga un espectacular asalto a un banco, durante el cual fue asesinado el sheriff y su alguacil. Cahill (John Wayne), acompañado de su hijo y de un amigo comanche que es un gran rastreador, recorren el territorio en busca de los asaltantes.
Qué bello es vivir It's a wonderful life ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Multiple languages and Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Un banquero que siempre ha ayudado a los vecinos de su pequeña ciudad, se ve al borde del suicidio a causa del escándalo que va a producir la desaparición de una importante suma de dinero.
Action and adventure films African American police Airplane crash survival Airplanes--Design and construction California--Los Angeles Casinos Comedy films Comedy films Crime writing Criminal investigation Dark comedy films Desert survival Detective and mystery films Drama England--London Ethnic relations Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Film noir Films for the hearing impaired Gores, Joe,--1931-2011 Hammett, Dashiell,--1894-1961 Lesbians London, Jack,--1876-1916 Musical films Musicals Nevada--Las Vegas Nineteen thirties Police Police films Police misconduct Railroad companies Railroad conductors Sahara Sheriffs Television actors and actresses Television producers and directors Tramps United States United States.--Federal Bureau of Investigation Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wambaugh, Joseph West (U.S.) Western films Western films World War (1939-1945)
Biroc, Joe 1903-1996
Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996