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Pommer, Erich 1889-1966

Overview
Works: 156 works in 619 publications in 5 languages and 8,431 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Science fiction films  Film noir  Musical films  Detective and mystery films  Biography  History  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, Director, Creator, Translator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Erich Pommer
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Carl Mayer ( Visual )
91 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
Der blaue Engel The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1930 and 2003 in German and English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged schoolmaster becomes infatuated with and marries a singer from a sleazy cafe. When she leaves him for another man he returns to his school as a broken old man, and dies
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maureen O'Hara's first film is the brooding story of a nobleman who leads a cutthroat ship-looting band of men. Charles Laughton is a magnificent villain and Hitchcock glories in the moody atmosphere
Metropolis by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises, who attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1924 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The crowning achievement of the German expressionist movement and one of the most notable artworks to arise from the Weimar Republic ... the bleak fable of an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his happiness and pride ... more than the plight of a single doorman but a mournful dramatization of the frustration and anguish of the universal working class."--Container
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string...and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywood's sole major female director." -- Container
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1922 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sinister Dr. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and bending weaker minds to his will. In part 1, Mabuse builds his empire and casually ruins Count Told while entrancing the thrill-seeking Countess. In part 2, Mabuse turns from criminal to villain, murdering the Count and kidnapping the Countess
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le docteur Mabuse, un génie du crime, réussit un coup formidable à la bourse grâce à ses manigances. Il dépouille au jeu diverses personnes sous des déguisements variés. Un fils de millionnaire, Edgar Hull, trompé par Mabuse, engage le procureur von Wenk. Mais Mabuse réussit à faire assasiner Hull et enlève la comtesse Told sur qui le procureur Wenk comptait pour démasquer le criminel
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in German and English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This lavish studio production was the last film Murnau made in Germany before he went to Hollywood, and it achieves the most extraordinary atmosphere, visual effects and imagery. The Devil Mephisto (Jannings) strikes a bargain with the Archangel St. Michael -- if an alchemist named Faust can be so thoroughly influenced that he will only commit evil, then Satan shall be given dominion over Earth
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Asphalt by Joe May ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in German and English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful jewel thief is caught during a theft, and seduces the young policeman assigned to her case
The last laugh der letzte Mann ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, the considers suicide. Then, by a strange twist of fate, he becomes a millionaire. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards
Liliom by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in French and English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The haunted castle the exposure of a secret in 5 acts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hunting party is interrupted by the arrival of a notorious count, who is believed to have murdered his brother. The uninvited guest sets in motion an elaborate plot to resurrect the ghosts of the past and bring secrets of his brother's death to light
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1924 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A great, aging artist succumbs to despair when the young model and pupil he adores leaves him for a woman. Although the story is discreetly played at a father/adopted son level on the surface, the homosexual subtext is quite clear in this early Dreyer film made in Germany
F.W. Murnau's Phantom ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth, who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter."
Fire over England ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The situation for England is perilous. Still reeling from its own Protestant-Catholic strife, England is a second-rate power under constant threat from Spain's mighty Armada. With unflinching resolve and magisterial bravery, Queen Elizabeth survives assassins and traitors to instill in her people the pride and courage necessary to defeat Spain and define the greatness of England"--Container
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the greatest artistic and technical achievements of the German silent cinema, Fritz Lang's monumental Die Nibelungen is a passionate retelling of Nordic legend, invested with all the resources of the colossal UFA Studios. Scripted by Lang's wife at the time, Thea von Harbou (Metropolis), Siegfried establishes larger-than-life heroic characters who are defined by tests of valor and rigid codes of honor. In order to win the hand of Kriemhild (Margarete Schoen), Siegfried (Paul Richter) must win a bride for her brother, King Gunther (Theodor Loos)
Siegfried by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1924 and 1991 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part one of a silent extravaganza based on the legends of the Nibelungen. In a time when magic was real and legends walked, a hero, Siegfried, pure of heart and of unblemished virtue, is brought down by the powers of darkness and his own innocence
Der Blaue Engel by University Film Association ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1930 and 2002 in German and Spanish and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stodgy, tyrannical, middle-aged high school teacher loses his heart and soul to captivating cabaret floozy--the role that made Dietrich famous ("Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt ... ")
 
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Alternative Names
Pommer, Eric, 1889-1966
ポマー, エリッヒ
Languages
English (260)
German (98)
French (11)
Spanish (4)
Italian (1)
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