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Burks, Robert

Overview
Works: 187 works in 617 publications in 11 languages and 22,808 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  Gangster films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer , spe, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Robert Burks
 
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,607 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 in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

54 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,502 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
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

42 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elaborately constructed murder story and a fascinating study in sexual obsession. A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot in which a woman he loves apparently falls to her death. He then meets her double and tries to re-create the image of the woman he has loved but lost in death
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot, murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Mark Halliday, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,373 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 )

16 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,190 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 )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,004 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member 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
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and German and held by 963 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 To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 951 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
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and German and held by 933 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 )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 910 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)
The Spirit of St. Louis by Wei de er( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 802 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 )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 799 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 music man by Meredith Willson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 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
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 543 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 510 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 472 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 404 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 )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspense film in which a suave Madison Avenue ad executive 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The birds Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window The man who knew too much
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Alfred Hitchcock's Rear WindowAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoThe man who knew too muchThe fountainheadAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thiefMarnieAlfred Hitchcock's The trouble with HarryNorth by Northwest
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 Μπερκς Αμερικανός κινηματογραφιστής

Роберт Бёркс

רוברט ברוקס

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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