Most widely held works about Robert Burks
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
Alfred Hitchcock's rear window ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 2,077 libraries worldwide
As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.
Hondo ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Hondo has a run-in with Angie's good-for-nothing husband and is forced to kill him. When Vittorio captures Hondo to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that he is her husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apaches, Hondo reluctantly goes along with the lie.
The fountainhead ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions.
The Spirit of St. Louis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles Lindbergh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927.
North by northwest ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Suspense film in which a suave Madison Avenue ad-man is mistaken for a Federal intelligence man by foreign agents. When he is falsely implicated in a murder, he flees cross-country, followed by spies, counterspies, police, and a blonde Mata Hari who apparently is aiding the agents chasing him. The film ends with a mad scramble across the giant sculpted faces of Mount Rushmore.
Night and day ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s.
Key Largo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
A hurricane swells outside, but that is nothing compared to the storm that rages inside the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up, holding hostage the hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law, and ex-GI Frank McCloud. McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco, but postwar world realities may have taken all the fight out of him.
Kings Row ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
When an aspiring doctor loses the one woman in his life to a tragic and untimely death, he goes off to Europe to forget. While he's gone, his friend Drake loses his inherited fortune and his fiance. He takes up with a woman "from the wrong side of the tracks" and an ensuing accident leaves him a cripple. When Cummings, now a full-fledged doctor returns home, it takes everything he has ever learned and experienced to put things right again.
Meredith Willson's The music man ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
A silver-tongued con artist cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying musical instruments and uniforms, but his chichanery is unmasked by a lovely librarian.
Alfred Hitchcock's the trouble with Harry ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor ... and several unearthings of the corpse.
Alfred Hitchcock's vertigo ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Scottie Ferguson, a recently retired San Francisco police detective, is hired to shadow a rich shipbuilder 's tragically suicidal wife, Madeleine Elster. After he saves her from drowning in the San Francisco Bay, Scottie's interest in the beautiful but icy blonde shifts from business to romance. But when tragedy strikes again, Scottie must overcome the vertigo that haunts his dreams in order to unravel the secrets of the past and find the key to his future.
Alfred Hitchcock's the man who knew too much ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Ben and Jo McKenna, are an innocent American couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son. But their simple plans turn into a nightmare after a French spy dies in Ben's arms at a Marrakesh market, and their son is kidnapped and taken to another country. A thrilling tale of international espionage, assassinations and terror.
Alfred Hitchcock's The birds ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless.
Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Marnie is a compulsive thief who attempts to rob her boss, Mark Rutland, but instead ends up marrying him. Her obsessive behavior continues, but when she is pushed to the edge, her groom urges her to confront the past in this psychological thriller.
The enforcer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
A district attorney attempts to crack a murder for hire ring.
The black orchid ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her husband to a life of crime, and they blame her for his death. Widower Frank Valente is attracted to Rose, and must convince her that real love exists. He must also deal with his own daughter, who has her own reasons for opposing his marriage to Rose.
Dial M for murder My little duckaroo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
In a love triangle, a husband plots to murder his wife. When things go awry, the wrong victim falls and there's no escaping the deadly consequences.
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A retired American jewel thief living on the French Riviera seeks to prove his innocence by exposing the burglar who has been imitating his technique. At the same time, he embarks on a romance with a wealthy American girl who suspects him of his old thievery when similar jewel thefts occur.
The Birds ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A small California town is attacked by thousands of birds.
Strangers on a train L'inconnu du Nord-Express by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in French and English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Action and adventure films Air pilots Amputees Apache Indians Apache Indians--Wars Architects Biographical films Community life Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Drama Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film noir Films for the hearing impaired Florida--Key Largo Friendship Frontier and pioneer life Gangster films Gangsters Historical films History Hurricanes Individualism Lindbergh, Charles A.--1902-1974 Lyricists Man-woman relationships Melodramas (Motion pictures) Missouri Murder Musical films New York (State)--New York--Greenwich Village Porter, Cole,--1891-1964 Racially mixed people Scouts (Reconnaissance) Southwest, New Spy films Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc. Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States United States.--Army.--Cavalry Veterans Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Voyeurism Western films Women pioneers Woolrich, Cornell,--1903-1968
Burks, L. Robert
Burks, Leslie Robert.
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