WorldCat Identities

Burks, Robert

Works: 232 works in 642 publications in 10 languages and 24,307 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Romance films  Musical films  Spy films  Gangster films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, Other, Videographer , spe, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert Burks
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

49 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries, becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors while confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg. When he suspects that a salesman may have murdered his nagging, invalid wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his stunning socialite girlfriend to investigate the suspicious chain of events
Alfred Hitchcock's The birds by Daphne Du Maurier( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,436 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
The music man by Robert Preston( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,039 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 Xiqukaoke(Alfred Hitchcock) daoyan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man devises a plan to murder his wife, not only because he wants her money, but because she is in love with another man
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )

16 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,349 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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'eux 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"... (Source : jaquette)
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la historia real de Manny Balestrero, un hombre inocente acusado de un crimen que no cometió
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 924 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
To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Robie is a reformed jewel thief who was once known as "The Cat." 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
The Spirit of St. Louis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 782 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 768 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
The man who knew too much by Xiqukaoke(Alfred Hitchcock) daoyan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in English and held by 751 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
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marnie est une jolie jeune femme, menteuse et voleuse compulsive, prise la main dans le sac par Mark Rutland. Plutôt que de la remettre aux mains de la police, il préfère épouser cette femme frigide et perturbée afin de découvrir les raisons de son comportement mystérieux... (d'après la jaquette)
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 539 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
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 511 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 )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 474 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 402 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
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 353 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock's The birds
Alfred Hitchcock's The birdsAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoThe fountainheadAlfred Hitchcock's The trouble with HarryThe man who knew too muchMarnie
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 direutor de fotografía estauxunidense (1909–1968)

Robert Burks US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Ρόμπερτ Μπερκς Αμερικανός κινηματογραφιστής

Роберт Бёркс

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