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Preminger, Otto

Works: 495 works in 2,223 publications in 11 languages and 26,658 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Animated films  War films  Biography  Legal films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Production personnel, Author, Restager , Performer, pmn, Film editor, fmd, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Other, Contributor, Creator, Conductor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Otto Preminger
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Most widely held works by Otto Preminger
Anatomy of a murder by Otto Preminger( Visual )

103 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife"--Container
Laura by Otto Preminger( Visual )

156 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful young woman named Laura is found murdered shortly before her wedding to a dashing young playboy. Stirred by her portrait and adoring descriptions by her admirers, the detective assigned to her case finds that he is strangely under Laura's spell
The hobbit by Peter Jackson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago, in Middle Earth, humans shared their days with elves, wizards, goblins, dragons, heroes ... and hobbits. Just minding his own business, Bilbo has a guest, Gandolf, drop in on him. Soon, one by one a whole group of dwarves drop in and Bilbo finds himself joining the quest to reclaim their kingdom from an evil dragon
Stalag 17 by Billy Wilder( Visual )

70 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of G.I.'s are thrown together in the notorious German prison camp - Stalag 17. Their time is spent plotting ways to escape. When two prisoners are killed in an escape attempt, it becomes obvious that there is a spy among them
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

130 editions published between 1200 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the story of the postwar Jewish struggle for independence and their fight to establish a homeland in Israel, beginning with the exodus from a Cypriot detention camp of a shipload of courageous European Jews headed toward Israel aboard a weathered freighter
Oscar Hammerstein's Carmen Jones by Otto Preminger( Visual )

86 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe, a military policeman about to make officer, is infatuated with the flirtatious and sexy Carmen Jones. Their ill-fated romance comes to a grisly end by the conclusion of the drama but not before their liaison has wreaked havoc with their lives and all who cross their paths
The man with the golden arm by Otto Preminger( Visual )

134 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-convict recovering from heroin addiction returns to the Chicago slums and struggles to become a musician
In harm's way by Jan Krawitz( Visual )

31 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic treatment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the attack on the Naval Base
Advise & consent by Otto Preminger( Visual )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well
River of no return by Otto Preminger( Visual )

80 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his wife dies, Matt Calder and his young son begin a new life in the breathtaking, rugged Northwest wilderness, where Calder is robbed and beaten by ruthless gambler Harry Weston. When Weston's beautiful fiancée then decides to nurse Calder back to health, the insanely jealous Weston risks their lives by taking them all on a ride down a treacherous river in this spectacular looking western
The Cardinal by Otto Preminger( Visual )

31 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the career of a parish priest and his rise to the upper levels of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy
Where the sidewalk ends by Otto Preminger( Visual )

42 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cop Mark Dixon is already in trouble with his superiors for his brutal tactics when he accidentally kills a murder suspect. To protect himself, he decides to cover it up and pin the killing on a racketeer he hates and knows has committed many crimes like this in the past
The court-martial of Billy Mitchell by Otto Preminger( Visual )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1921, Congressmen, top United States military officers and diplomatic allies gather aboard an observation ship off the shores of Virginia to watch air pilots attempt to sink the Ostfriesland, a confiscated German vessel reputed to be 'unsinkable.' When the pilots' bombs miss their target, the demonstration, which was organized by brigadier general and World War I aviation hero Billy Mitchell, is deemed a failure. Despite the belief of most of the attendees that there is no future in an air-based military, Congressman Frank Reid supports Mitchell's efforts to convince his superiors that the U.S. needs a modernized air force. Later, while planning another demonstration, Mitchell fails to convince his superior, Gen. Guthrie, that airplanes are dependable weapons of war, after one of the pilots, whose antiquated plane malfunctions in the air, has a near-fatal accident. Guthrie allows Mitchell to proceed with the demonstration, on the strict condition that bombers are allowed only two attempts or 'runs' to drop one-ton bombs from an altitude of 5,000 feet. Although Mitchell protests that the job requires two-ton bombs dropped at 1,000 feet, Guthrie says that flying low with a heavy load is not feasible in wartime. At the demonstration, after the first run fails, Mitchell disobeys Guthrie by ordering his men on the second run to drop a two-ton bomb at 1,000 feet and succeeds in sinking the ship. However, he is afterward demoted to a staff position in Texas as punishment for insubordination. For several years from his place of exile, Mitchell writes frequently to the War Department, pleading that pilots be given updated equipment and proper training, as he predicts that future wars will be fought in the air. Hearing that Mitchell's letters are being ignored, Frank suggests that he run for a political office, where he could more effectively fight for his cause, but Mitchell feels too loyal to the Army to quit it. Using personal leave, Mitchell flies to Washington to plead his case in person, but is brushed aside by Gen. John J. Pershing, who refuses to meet with him. After several of the men in his original squadron are needlessly killed flying old planes, and his close friend, Naval commander Zach Lansdowne, dies flying an outmoded dirigible for a Navy publicity tour, Mitchell calls a press conference to state his beliefs that these accidents were 'outside the normal range' of air accidents, and accuses the General Staff of the Army and Navy of treason and incompetence. The resulting press coverage succeeds in getting the Army's attention where his letters failed, and Mitchell is summoned to Washington for a court-martial trial. When Mitchell's defense counsel, Lt. Col. Herbert A. White, suggests that Mitchell get the best civilian lawyer possible, Frank, who is also an attorney, agrees to defend him, but finds his trial strategy burdened both by the Army's constraining regulations and Mitchell's insistence that his defense not 'wreck' the armed services' reputation. The prosecutor, Col. Moreland, and the Army officials who serve on the jury panel hope for a speedy trial and, wishing to avoid extensive press coverage, conduct the proceedings as quietly as possible in an Army warehouse. Early in the trial, Mitchell is told that he is being judged solely on whether he made unauthorized statements to the press and is refused the opportunity to argue the validity of his statements. After the testimony of the first witnesses, reporters who verify that Mitchell called the press conference, Frank 'filibusters' to avoid an immediate guilty verdict. Quoting an Army regulation stating that the defendant's accuser must testify at the trial, Frank subpoenas President Calvin Coolidge, who is considered head of the armed services. Although the subpoena is refused, a recess is called, giving Frank time to rethink his strategy. The panel offers to let Mitchell off with a reprimand in exchange for a retraction of his statements, but Mitchell refuses, believing he is acting in the best interest of the country. Meanwhile, Frank convinces Zach's widow Margaret to testify. Under cross-examination meant to prove that she was pressured to speak on Mitchell's behalf, she surprises the court by revealing that, on the contrary, she was pressured by the military not to testify. She also reports that Zach, too, was concerned about the inadequate machines he and his subordinates were flying, but his efforts to protest through appropriate channels fell on deaf ears. Moved by her testimony, the panel discusses the case in a closed session. General Douglas MacArthur sides with Mitchell, but many of his colleagues oppose him. Resuming the trial, highly respected military aviators, among them Major H.H. 'Hap' Arnold, Major Carl Spaatz, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and Fiorello LaGuardia, testify to the validity of Mitchell's accusations and further argue that the trial is unfair, as Mitchell is not being tried by his peers, who are experienced military fliers. From the White House, President Coolidge, uncomfortable with negative publicity, orders a speedy resolution to the trial, so Moreland assigns the military's best lawyer, Maj. Allan Guillion, to take over the prosecution. At the trial, the weakening Mitchell, who is now suffering from a recurrence of malaria, is barraged with leading questions by the clever Guillion, who then twists his answers, trying to get Mitchell to admit to exaggerating. Guillion reads to the court excerpts from Mitchell's letters, sneering at Mitchell's suggestions that three branches of the armed services, Army, Navy and an air force, be combined under a single War Department, and that an academy similar to West Point be built for airmen. Suggesting that the defendant is a dreamer and fortune-teller, Guillion reads Mitchell's predictions of air raids, bomb shelters and planes flying faster than the speed of sound on non-stop trans-ocean flights. He finds preposterous Mitchell's prediction that Hawaii will be an important port in future war, needed for control of the Pacific Ocean, and will be vulnerable to air attack. After bringing up prior incidences of Mitchell's disobedience to his superiors, Guillion sums up by suggesting that Mitchell is only a publicity-seeking insubordinate. In his rebuttal, Mitchell, struggling from the effects of malaria, declares that, if his country's future demands it, he must continue to be a 'bad officer.' In a secret written ballot, Mitchell is found guilty and sentenced to a five-year suspension. Despite his disappointment, Mitchell remains loyal to the service, telling the press that he owes everything to the Army. Later, Mitchell, in civilian clothes, is saluted by fellow pilots who understand what he tried to do for him. As he prepares to leave Washington, a formation of 'flying jennies' passes overhead in his honor ... Real-life Billy Mitchell's (1879-1936) interest in military aviation began when he served as an officer in the Signal Corps, which oversaw the Army's air service, during the Spanish American War. During World War I, as Brigadier General of the American Expeditionary Force, he was in charge of American frontline aviation units and led the largest aerial offensive up to that time. After the war, the widely acclaimed war hero watched his aerial force deteriorate due to lack of funding and interest. As depicted in the film, Mitchell proved the fighting potential of airplanes when he sank the Ostfriesland, but Army officials, who remained skeptical, demoted him to colonel and reassigned him to infantry corps headquarters. As further depicted in the film, after several military air fatalities, among them the death of his close friend, Commander Zachary Lansdowne, Mitchell publicly accused his superiors of criminal negligence and short-sightedness. He also made several uncanny predictions that later proved true. In October, 1925, Mitchell was court-martialed for insubordination. As depicted in the film, many top aviators testified at the highly publicized trial in his defense, but he was nonetheless convicted and sentenced to five years' suspension from the military. The jury panel, which did not need a unanimous vote, convicted him by a simple majority. Mitchell then resigned his commission, and died eleven years later, still advocating American airpower"--AFI catalog, 1951-1960
Fallen angel by Otto Preminger( Visual )

30 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"June Mills and her sister Clara live a quiet life in a small coastal town until Eric Stanton, a smooth-talking con man, comes into their lives. He seems to fall hard for June, but Clara believes he's interested only in the family fortune. Meanwhile, sultry waitress Stella catches Stanton's fancy and thinks he might be her ticket out of town. The local cop knows more than he's telling about his fellow citizens and their tangled relationships, which draw even tighter after a shocking murder"--Container
Whirlpool by Otto Preminger( Visual )

32 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and French and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young wife is caught in a spiral of deceit, blackmail and murder. Terrified that her psychiatrist husband will learn of her frailty, Ann Sutton attempts to cure herself with the help of hypnotist David Korvo. However, Ann finds herself plunging deeper and deeper into a psychological abyss as Korvo, with a diabolical plan of his own, manipulates her subconscious mind."--Container
Angel face by Sarah Weeks( Visual )

46 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mrs. Tremayne is mysteriously poisoned with gas, ambulance driver Frank Jessup meets her refined but sensuous stepdaughter Diane, who quickly pursues and infatuates him. Under Diane's seductive influence, Frank is soon the Tremayne chauffeur, but he begins to suspect danger under her surface sweetness. When he shows signs of pulling away, Diane schemes to get him in so deep he'll never get out
Bunny Lake is missing by Otto Preminger( Visual )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Lake goes to pick up her daughter, Bunny, at a London preschool but is told that they have no child registered by that name. The police can find no evidence that Bunny ever existed and wonder if the child was only a fantasy of Ann's
Daisy Kenyon( Visual )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisy Kenyon is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men-- one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O'Mara, who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning Army sergeant Peter Lapham-- a decent and gentle man who instantly falls in love with her. Although she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations and her passions
Bonjour Tristesse by Otto Preminger( Visual )

54 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 17-year-old girl attempts to break up the romantic relationship between her father and his new fiancée, who disapproves of her hedonistic lifestyle
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw( Visual )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and German and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Green's adaptation of Bernard Shaw's play about the life of Joan of Arc
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
In harm's way
Alternative Names
Otto Preminger americký režisér, producent a herec

Otto Preminger Amerikaans filmregisseur

Otto Preminger austriacki reżyser filmowy

Otto Preminger director de cine estadounidense de origen judeo-austríaco

Otto Preminger director, producer, actor

Otto Preminger österreichisch-US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Filmproduzent, Intendant

Otto Preminger réalisateur américain d'origine autrichienne

Otto Preminger regista austriaco

Otto Preminger regizor, producător, actor

Preminger, Otto, 1905-1986

Preminger, Otto 1906-1986

Preminger, Otto L.

Preminger, Otto L. (Otto Ludwig)

Preminger Otto Ludwig

Preminger, Otto Ludwig 1905-1986

Preminger, Otto Ludwig 1906-1986

Ото Премингер

Отто Премингер

Отто Премінґер режисер, продюсер. актор

אוטו פרמינגר

אוטו פרמינגר שחקן אמריקאי

اتو پرمینجر

أوتو بريمنغر

অটো প্রেমিঙার

오토 프레민저

프레밍거, 오토 1905-1986


プレミンジャー, オットー



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