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Robert Burks

Robert Burks



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Also Known As: Died: May 11, 1968
Born: July 4, 1909 Cause of Death: died in a fire
Birth Place: Newport Beach, California, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Chubasco (1968) as Dir photog (see note)
A young delinquent tries to redeem himself by working on a tuna boat.
A Covenant With Death (1967) as Director of Photography
A lawyer defends a convicted man who killed his hangman before being cleared of the earlier crime.
Waterhole #3 (1967) as Cinematographer
Some renegade Army men steal a cachet of gold and hide it in the desert for later use until a lone cowboy gets wind of it and wants it for himself.
Once a Thief (1965) as Director of Photography
A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
A Patch of Blue (1965) as Director of Photography
A blind white girl falls in love with a black man.
Marnie (1964) as Director of Photography
A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind.
The Birds (1963) as Director of Photography
In a California coastal area, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans.
The Music Man (1962) as Director of Photography
A con artist hawks musical instruments and band uniforms to small-town America.
The Pleasure of His Company (1961) as Director of Photography
Playboy Fred Astaire returns home to attend his daughter's wedding and falls in love all over again with his ex-wife, Lilli Palmer, in this chic romantic comedy directed by George Seaton.
The Great Impostor (1961) as Director of Photography
Based on a true story, a bright young man who hasn't the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if your papers are in order. He becomes a marine, a monk, a surgeon onboard a Canadian Warship, and a prison warden.
The Rat Race (1960) as Director of Photography
A musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer.
The Black Orchid (1959) as Director of Photography
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''''s widow.
But Not for Me (1959) as Director of Photography
Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit play starring Ellie and romance her in a May-December affair.
North by Northwest (1959) as Director of Photography
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Vertigo (1958) as Director of Photography
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''s been hired to tail.
The Wrong Man (1957) as Director of Photography
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
The Vagabond King (1956) as Director of Photography
In 1461, French nobles fearing King Louis XI may seize their lands, join forces with the rebellious Duke of Burgundy to overthrow the king. One of the Duke's captains suggests enlisting the aid of Francois Villon who is known to oppose the king and is leader of the Vagabonds, a group that robs the rich to aid the poor. In league with Burgundy, Villon and two of his cohorts enter Paris, but are captured by the king's men. The king, recognizing Villon's power over the people, proposes that Villon defend Paris against Burgundy and help uncover traitors in the court. Burgundy is routed, and France is reunited, but the king reminds Villon he must pay for his earlier crimes against the court with his life.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) as Director of Photography
International spies kidnap a doctor''s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot.
The Trouble with Harry (1955) as Director of Photography
A corpse creates a world of trouble for several passersby who each believe they may have caused the death.
To Catch a Thief (1955) as Director of Photography
A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style.
Hondo (1954) as Photography
An Army man takes a widow and her son under his wing in Apache territory.
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) as Director of Photography
A mild mannered law student doesn't know what he's in for when he gets himself elected sheriff in a frontier town run by an outlaw gang.
Dial M for Murder (1954) as Director of Photography
A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he'd hired to kill her.
Rear Window (1954) as Director of Photography
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.
So This Is Love (1953) as Director of Photography
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
House of Wax (1953) as Director of Photography
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
I Confess (1953) as Director of Photography
A priest suspected of murder can only clear himself by violating the sanctity of the confessional.
The Desert Song (1953) as Director of Photography
A French professor secretly leads a band of desert freedom fighters.
Mara Maru (1952) as Cinematographer
A salvage diver is accused of murder while hunting a mysterious treasure.
Room for One More (1952) as Director of Photography
A family with three children takes in troubled orphans.
The Enforcer (1951) as Director of Photography
A crusading district attorney takes on the mob''''s murder machine.
Come Fill the Cup (1951) as Director of Photography
Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge.
Strangers on a Train (1951) as Director of Photography
A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly.
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) as Director of Photography
A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released and struggles to adjust to the outside world.
Close to My Heart (1951) as Director of Photography
A journalist's wife insists on adopting an abandoned child.
The Glass Menagerie (1950) as Director of Photography
This first movie version of the Tennessee Williams play about a faded, aging Southern belle, her shy, crippled daughter and her "selfish dreamer" of a son more or less sticks to the original story, except for a compromise ending which strives to be more upbeat.
Beyond the Forest (1949) as Director of Photography
The wife of a Wisconsin doctor kills a witness to her affair with an influential man from Chicago.
Task Force (1949) as Director of Photography
A naval officer devotes his life to the development of the aircraft carrier.
A Kiss in the Dark (1949) as Director of Photography
A concert pianist inherits an apartment house full of loony tenants.
The Fountainhead (1949) as Director of Photography
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
To the Victor (1948) as Director of Photography
An American blackmarketeer falls in love with the wife of Nazi collaborator.
Escape in the Desert (1945) as Director of Photography
In this remake of The Petrified Forest, Nazi spies infiltrate a hotel in the American Southwest.
Make Your Own Bed (1944) as Director of Photography
Detectives masquerade as butler and maid to get the goods on a crook.
On Your Toes (1939) as Spec eff
A hoofer gets mixed up with a ballet dancer, triggering backstage jealousy.
USC vs. Tulane (1932) as Assistant Camera

Visual Effects (feature film)

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952) as Special Effects
Three children from a small village claim to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary.
John Loves Mary (1949) as Special Effects
A World War II veteran's marriage of convenience threatens his real wedding plans.
The Younger Brothers (1949) as Special Effects
Three law-breaking brothers try to go straight, only to be hounded by a vengeful detective.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Spec eff photog
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
Key Largo (1948) as Special Effects
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
The Woman in White (1948) as Special Effects
Classic mystery about the adventures of a young tutor sent to a ghostly country estate.
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) as Special Effects
A society woman gets involved with a gangster only to find he has hidden plans.
The Unfaithful (1947) as Special Effects
While her husband is away, a woman gets mixed up in murder.
My Wild Irish Rose (1947) as Special Effects
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
The Unsuspected (1947) as Spec eff photog
The producer of a radio crime series commits the perfect crime, then has to put the case on the air.
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) as Special Effects
A woman slowly discovers that her artist husband is a deranged killer.
Cry Wolf (1947) as Special Effects
A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family.
Possessed (1947) as Special Effects
A married woman''s passion for a former love drives her mad.
The Verdict (1946) as Special Effects
A Scotland Yard superintendent makes a mistake in an investigation, causing the execution of an innocent man.
The Big Sleep (1946) as Special Effects
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
Night and Day (1946) as Special Effects
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) as Special Effects
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
Confidential Agent (1945) as Special Effects
A Spanish spy and an American heiress battle fascists in England.
Pride of the Marines (1945) as Special Effects
A blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life.
God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) as Special Effects
A flyer dismissed as too old fights to prove himself against the Japanese.
In Our Time (1944) as Special Effects
A Polish count and his English wife battle Nazi invaders.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Special Effects
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
Kings Row (1942) as Special Effects
Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry.
International Squadron (1941) as Special Effects
A hotshot flyer endangers his colleagues in the Royal Air Force as they fly against the Nazis.
Highway West (1941) as Special Effects
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
The Great Lie (1941) as Special Effects
Believing her husband to be dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby.
Saturday's Children (1940) as Special Effects
A young inventor''s new marriage is jeopardized by financial problems.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Special Effects
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.

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