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Pommer, Erich 1889-1966

Overview
Works: 178 works in 704 publications in 4 languages and 8,563 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Expressionist films  Horror films  Documentary films  Action and adventure films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, pmn, Director, Author, Creator, Lyricist, Translator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Erich Pommer
 
Most widely held works by Erich Pommer
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

97 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a somnambulist commits murders under a hynotist's influence. Also featured on this cassette is a lengthy excerpt of Genuine, a vampire tale. Both films are examples of the German Expressionist movement
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

44 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,006 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 )

43 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this influential silent classic, set in a sprawling city of the future, a workers' uprising threatens to destroy the metropolis. In the 21st century, society has been divided into two classes- the lowly workers who live underground , and they wealthy ruling class who indulge in a decadent existence in the towering skyscrapers above. Until one day, when a member of the ruling class, lured below ground by an attractive female worker, is horrified by what he witnesses. He endeavors to help improve their plight, but a mad scientist and his evil robots are enlisted to thwart the young man and crush the labor reform efforts."--Container
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

32 editions published between 1924 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 554 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
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 539 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
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

63 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in German and English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Rath, a middle aged schoolmaster, becomes infatuated with and latter marries Lola-Lola, a singer in a sleazy café, and is increasingly degraded by her until he is completely humiliated as an abused stage clown. When Lola leaves him for another man, he returns to his school a broken old man and dies at his desk. This film made Dietrich an overnight star
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lang's first film featuring the arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse is also an allegory about Weimar Germany. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and his ability to bend weaker minds to his will. In part one 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. Mabuse is finally captured in his own hideaway, consumed by madness
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage( Visual )

9 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in German and English and held by 314 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
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
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

10 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in German and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A femme fatale steals jewels, and seduces the cop sent to bring her in. Set in Berlin
The last laugh der letzte Mann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and German and held by 186 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
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1924 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 173 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
Liliom by Fritz Lang( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in French and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

5 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 164 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)
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
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and German and held by 132 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."
Der blaue Engel The blue Angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

28 editions published between 1930 and 2002 in German and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings), a respectable, stuffy college professor, becomes infatuated with Lola-Lola (Marlene Dietrich), a cabaret singer. He marries her but she deceives and humiliates him and leads to his degradation and ruin. This role has Dietrich introduce the song "Falling in love again" and made her an international star
Fire over England( Visual )

17 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 88 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
The masterworks of the German horror cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These three classic silent films are considered by many to be the roots of the modern horror film
 
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Alternative Names
Erich Pommer German film producer

Erich Pommer productor de cine de Alemania

Erich Pommer produttore cinematografico tedesco

Ericus Pommer

Pommer, Eric 1889-1966

Pommer, Erich 1889-1966

Еріх Поммер

Эрих Поммер

אריך פומר

اریش پومر

ポマー, エリッヒ

艾里奇鮑默

Languages
English (271)

German (123)

French (11)

Italian (1)

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