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Burks, Robert

Works: 220 works in 556 publications in 11 languages and 20,692 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Horror films  Spy films  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Gangster films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, spe, Author
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 )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,548 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. The events ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history
The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

31 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,540 WorldCat member 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 1,623 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 1,358 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 1,168 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"..."
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchcocks Meisterwerk "Vertigo" - spannend und faszinierend. Schwindel und Höhenangst des Kriminalkommissars John Ferguson kosten einem Kollegen das Leben, und John muß aus dem Dienst ausscheiden. Sein ehemaliger Schulfreund Gavin besorgt ihm einen Job. Er soll Gavins Ehefrau Madeleine überwachen, da sie vom Geist ihrer Urgroßmutter besessen ist und sich wie diese das Leben nehmen will. Tatsächlich springt Madeleine vor Johns Augen in die Fluten der Bucht von San Francisco, doch er kann sie retten und verliebt sich in sie. Kurz darauf stürzt sie sich von einem Kirchturm - John kann ihr wegen seiner Höhenangst nicht helfen. Tiefe Melancholie erfasst ihn, und das Leben erscheint ihm nicht mehr lebenswert. Da begegnet ihm eines Tages auf der Straße eine Frau, die Madeleine auf Haar gleicht
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 993 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 man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

10 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 961 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
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and German and held by 960 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 )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and German and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I Confess is movie master Hitchcock's most compelling and darkly exciting tale of inner spiritual turmoil and outer physical jeopardy. Father Michael Logan, to all appearances a model of clerical piety, hears a killer's confession and plunges into peril: circumstantial evidence and eyewitness accounts point to a priest as the slayer - and the sacrament of penance forbids Logan to speak out. As calamity and coincidence paint Logan into a hopeless corner, it becomes the priest who must recognize - and confess - his own human frailty."--Container
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 862 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 847 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 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up and holds at gunpoint hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law and ex-GI Frank McCloud
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 519 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 455 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 )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 435 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
Kings Row( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 406 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
The music man by Meredith Willson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 136 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
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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 BirdsAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoVertigoThe man who knew too muchThe fountainheadMarnieAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief