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Burks, Robert

Overview
Works: 226 works in 562 publications in 10 languages and 21,928 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Horror films  Spy films  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Gangster films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, Author, spe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Robert Burks
 
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,541 WorldCat member 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
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,246 WorldCat member 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 Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member 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
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )

15 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,356 WorldCat member 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
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

18 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tennis star is harassed on a train by a psychotic who wants to swap murders and who then proceeds to carry out his part of the unconfirmed bargain
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Manny Balestrero, a musician unjustly accused of armed robbery. Balestrero vehemently protests his innocence but acts thoroughly guilty, leading a host of policemen and witnesses to finger him as the thief. The trial goes badly for Manny, but life is worse for his wife, Rose, who falls apart under the strain of his ordeal
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and German and held by 957 WorldCat member 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 man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a doctor touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and German and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Logan, stolid, stalwart, to all appearances the embodiment of priestly piety, hears a murderer's confession. Almost immediately Logan is plunged into peril, for circumstantial evidence and eyewitness accounts point to a priest as the killer. The sacrament of penance forbids him to reveal what he knows. As calamity and coincidence conspire to paint Logan into a hopeless corner, it becomes the priest who must admit to himself, and confess his own human frailty
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member 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
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman falls in love with a reformed jewel thief, but suspects he's active again when a series of jewel heists occur
The Spirit of St. Louis by Wei de er( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member 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
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harrys lig bliver fundet i skovbunden udenfor en lille landsby. Hvem har dræbt Harry? Han er død, og ingen har i virkeligheden noget imod det, men alle tror, at det er dem, der har gjort det
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member 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
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member 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
A patch of blue by Elizabeth Kata( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A businessman is mistaken for a spy, and enemy agents then try to kill him because he knows too much. [c.f. Halliwell's]
Kings Row( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member 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
 
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The birds
Alternative Names
Burks, L. Robert

Burks, L. Robert 1909-1968

Burks, Leslie Robert.

Robert Burks Amerikaans director of photography (1909-1968)

Robert Burks amerikai operatőr

Robert Burks caméraman américain

Robert Burks direttore della fotografia statunitense

Robert Burks US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Ρόμπερτ Μπέρκς Αμερικανός κινηματογραφιστής

Роберт Бёркс

رابرت برکس

로버트 벅스

ロバート・バークス

罗伯特·伯克斯

羅拔·伯克斯

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The birdsVertigoAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoThe fountainheadThe man who knew too muchMarnieAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief