WorldCat Identities

Esser, Paul

Overview
Works: 34 works in 128 publications in 4 languages and 1,101 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  History  War films  Comedy films  Motion pictures  Dark comedy films  Music  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Contributor, Singer
Classifications: M1500.L52, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Esser
The Kaiser's lackey = Der Untertan by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

51 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical satire, based on Heinrich Mann's world-famous novel, Der Untertan, is ranked by film critics among the 100 Most Significant German Films of all time. In Mann's biting critique of conservative Wilhelmine Germany, written during WWI, Diederich Hessling learns an important lesson for an ambitious man: one must first serve power to gain power for oneself. From then on, his modus operandi is to bow to superiors and kick underlings
Rotation by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in German and English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German family becomes divided as the Nazis rise to power and father and son find themselves on opposite sides
Die endlose Nacht Nebel über Tempelhof( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zes reizigers moeten vanwege de dichte mist de nacht doorbrengen op het Berlijnse vliegveld Tempelhof
Der Zarewitsch by Franz Lehár( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this colorful, nostalgia-filled 1973 film treatment of Lehár's Russian operetta, Wieslaw Ochman ("Flawless...pure, effortless singing" - Nürnberger Zeitung) is the melancholy tsar's son who falls hopelessly in love witha beautiful dancer played here by Teresa Stratas "enchantingly...in a beautifully sung performance that displays her skills as an actress""--Verso du conteneur
Der Untertan : [DVD] The Kaiser's lackey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire about Diederich Hessling, a weakling of the lower middle class who rises in the world by obsequiously deferring to those above him and brutally tyrannizing those of lower station
Der Untertan die historische Satire von Heinrich Mann mit schneidender Schärfe und überlegener Komik by Heinrich Mann( )

5 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Nazi classics. four films about Nazi Germany( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aventures of Werner Holt: Two Seventeen year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are taken out of school and conscripted into Hitler's war. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier while Werner eventually realizes the effort is fruitless and deserts. Ironically, Gilbert who remains loyal is hung by the SS who mistake him for a deserter, and Holt exacts revenge by gunning down the SS unit from a basement window
Das kalte Herz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Munk, a poor charcoal burner, after loosing his wealth, abandons his bride and summons an evil spirit. Peter is promised all the riches on earth if he is willing to exchange his heart for a cold stone. The young charcoal burner consents and from that moment on, he becomes richer and richer, but also brutal and ruthless, even beating his own wife to death. Only then does he come to his senses, but he can only be redeemed if he retrieves his true heart from the evil spirit. He manages to outwit the evil spirit with the help of the good spirit of the forest, who brings his wife back to life
Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte by Friedrich Hollaender( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anders als du und ich = Different from you and me( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klaus is a young man in post-war Berlin. He is drawn to his friend Manfred and, under the encouragement of their acquaintance Dr. Winkler, explores the underground world of gay clubs and electronic music. His family begins to learn of his other life and do everything they can to set him straight. Originally produced as Das dritte Geschlecht (The third sex) the German FSK wouldn't let the finished film pass so Arca re-cut the film, shot new scenes, re-dubbed others and changed the film's title so the film could be distributed
Rotation( Visual )

3 editions published in 1948 in German and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zarewitsch by Franz Lehár( Recording )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolfgang Staudte die DEFA-Film-Edition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotation by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in German and Gwich'in and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main character, the mechanic Behnke, wants to join the Nazi party to secure a good living. However, after his Jewish neighbors are taken away, he changes his views. Trying to remain 'a non-political man' he withdraws from reality and becomes a Nazi laborer
Der Zarewitsch = The tsarevich by Franz Lehár( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arzt wider Willen by Wolfgang Kirchner( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this production of Shakespeare's high-spirited comedy, Frau Fluth and Frau Reich join together, devising a scheme to chase away once and for all the fat, merry, ribald and boastful Falstaff
Rotation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rückblick auf das Leben eines deutschen Arbeiters in den Jahren 1920 bis 1945: Der gelernte Drucker wird arbeitslos, arrangiert sich 1933 seiner Familie zuliebe mit der NSDAP, engagiert sich - wieder aus persönlichen Motiven - zu spät gegen das politische Unrecht, wird von seinem eigenen, in der HJ organisierten Sohn denunziert, von der SS verhaftet und durch die einmarschierenden sowjetischen Truppen vor der Hinrichtung gerettet. Staudtes Film ist eine realistisch-kritische Analyse des unpolitischen, kleinbürgerlichen Opportunisten und Mitläufers, ohne den der Nationalsozialismus in Deutschland keine Chance gehabt hätte. Ein eindrucksvolles, engagiertes Zeitbild. [film-dienst]
Das Wirtshaus im Spessart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countess Franziska, her fiancé Baron Sperling, her maid and a pastor are on their way to Würzburg. But in the Spessart hills, the quartet's carriage suffers an accident. The accident has actually been staged by a gang of bandits. When Franziska and her companions go to stay at a nearby inn, the bandits are already waiting for them. They take the countess as hostage to extort ransom money from her father. Dressed in men's clothing, Franziska manages to escape. But when her father refuses to pay the ransom for the three other hostages and decides to send armed forces to the Spessart inn, the young woman returns to the bandits' hideout
 
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