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Preminger, Otto

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Works: 529 works in 1,627 publications in 9 languages and 24,521 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Film and video adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Producer, Production personnel, Performer, Film editor, Actor, Dedicatee, Conductor, Interviewee, Other, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Anatomy of a murder by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,398 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 )
119 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,251 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
Stalag 17 by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of American G.I.s in a POW camp suspect a spy is among them
Exodus by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
79 editions published between 1200 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus, blockaded in a Cyprus harbor by British warships. The film also depicts the struggle of the Jews in Palestine to gain partition, then profiles the main characters after the partition, fighting to continue as the nation of Israel
The hobbit ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,506 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
The man with the golden arm by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
122 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ex-convict recovering from heroin addiction returns to the Chicago slums and struggles to become a musician
Oscar Hammerstein's Carmen Jones ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,009 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
Advise & consent by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,002 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
In harm's way ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epic treatment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the attack on the Naval Base
River of no return by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matt Calder (Mitchum), a widower, decides it's time to start a new life with his son, Mark (Rettig). After being robbed and pistol-whipped by gambler Harry Weston (Calhoun) and nursed back to health by Weston's fiancee, Kay (Monroe), Matt takes Mark and Kay on a ride down a roaring river, where they are at the mercy of wild animals and a lawless frontier
Oscar Hammerstein's Carmen Jones by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 571 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 Cardinal by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 483 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 )
21 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cop Mark Dixon is in hot water with his bosses because of his rough style and tactics. He accidentally kills a murder suspect and tries to frame a known racketeer that he despises for the crime
The court-martial of Billy Mitchell by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 378 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 ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 361 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 )
18 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and French and held by 349 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
Bunny Lake is missing ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 306 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
Angel face by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and German and held by 300 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
Bonjour Tristesse by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 259 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
Daisy Kenyon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 246 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
 
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Alternative Names
Preminger, Otto, 1906-1986
Preminger, Otto L. (Otto Ludwig)
Preminger, Otto Ludwig
Preminger, Otto Ludwig, 1905-1986
Preminger, Otto Ludwig 1906-1986
Languages
English (646)
German (51)
Spanish (43)
French (37)
Italian (19)
Multiple languages (13)
Japanese (5)
Catalan (2)
Chinese (1)
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