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Burks, Robert

Works: 105 works in 544 publications in 10 languages and 20,372 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Horror films  Musical films  Spy films  Action and adventure films  Romance 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 )

68 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,572 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 )

40 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small California town is attacked by thousands of birds
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

66 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco police detective Scottie Ferguson is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe fear of heights. When a rich shipbuilder hires Scottie to follow his wife, who may be suicidal, Scottie finds himself falling in love with her. Eventually Ferguson becomes obsessed with the chance to re-create her in another woman
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,632 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 )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,351 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 )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé figurant sur la jaquette :"Guy Haines déteste sa femme et souhaiterait refaire sa vie avec une autre. Bruno Anthony hait son père au plus haut point. Les deux hommes se rencontrent dans un compartiment de train et Anthony suggère à Haines que chacun d'un réalise le meurtre dont l'autre rêve : ainsi, pas de mobiles, pas de preuves ...bien sûr. Guy Haines refuse cette proposition absurde et malsaine. Jusqu'au jour où sa femme est retrouvée assassinée. Il réalise alors que, fort de sa macabre idée, Bruno Anthony est passé à l'acte et qu'il le poursuivra maintenant jusqu'à ce que lui-même ait réalisé sa part du "contrat"..."
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 997 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 )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and German and held by 958 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
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un sacerdote escucha a un criminal confesar sus crm̕enes. Cuando las circunstancias implican al cura como sospechoso ante la polica̕, se ver ̀en un aprieto, sin poder contar lo que sabe, al estar bajo el secreto de confesin̤
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

35 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances, he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape. In a spine-tingling climax, the real criminal is exposed
The Spirit of St. Louis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in French and English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From barnstormer to flying-circus wing walker to air-mail pilot, Charles Augustus Lindbergh assaulted the beckoning skies like a lovestruck kid. On May 21, 1927, his affair with the air propelled him into 20th-century legend. That day he landed his single-engine plane at Le Bourget Field outside Paris, following takeoff 33 1/2 hours earlier from Roosevelt Field, New York
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

29 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member 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
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 535 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
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint
Alfred Hitchcock's North by northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

51 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes special features preceding the video: Behind-the -scenes documentary "Destination Hitchcock: the making of North by northwest," hosted by Eva Marie Saint, featuring Martin Landau, Ernest Lehman, Patricia Hitchcock, and others. Also includes the original theatrical trailer (41 mins.)
A patch of blue( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
Kings Row( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings Row was well ahead of its time, anticipating fifties melodramas such as Peyton Place and those of Sirk, Minnelli et al., in its subversive view of small town America. The scriptwriter Casey Robinson takes most of the credit for managing to win the approval of Production Code officials during the repressive Breen and post-Breen years. Incest in the novel is thinly disguised in the film as hereditary insanity. Leg amputation is virtually synonymous with castration. The American doctor-fathers are middle class monsters while positive values are inverted almost exclusively in European immigrants and the working class. Religion rates no mention in a world clearly polarised between good and evil. The young people's struggle to overcome obstacles is heightened to the point of self parody as melodrama of triumph. Visual design was mainly the work of Menzies (who storyboarded the whole film) and Wong Howe
The music man by Marion Hargrove( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member 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
The enforcer by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A district attorney attempts to crack a murder for hire ring
The black orchid by Martin Ritt( Visual )

3 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member 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
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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

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The BirdsVertigoAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoThe fountainheadAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thiefAlfred Hitchcock's The trouble with HarryAlfred Hitchcock's North by northwest