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Pressburger, Emeric 1902-1988

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Most widely held works by Emeric Pressburger
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

99 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

85 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Majesty gives way to mystery, and marks a harrowing descent into madness, when a young British nun is ordered to establish a convent in the remote Himalayan mountains. Sister Clodagh (Kerr) is a serious young novitiate assigned to lead a crucial mission, with the reluctant recommendation of her Mother Superior. Together with a disparate group of nuns, Sister Clodagh will face strange peoples and customs, a harsh and unforgiving climate and a wrenching struggle with her own past that will prove the ultimate test of her devotion and faith
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

62 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler
The tales of Hoffmann by Michael Powell( Visual )

49 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances by actors, ballet dancers and operatic performers.The opera dramatizes the three great romances in the life of the poet-hero presented in a series of flashbacks
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( Visual )

45 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A headstrong young woman travels to the Scottish Hebrides to marry a rich industrialist. On the way, she meets a young naval officer and realizes that some things are more important than money
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Book )

10 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Page is so torn between two men, Boris Lermontov who can make her dream of being a ballet dancer come true and the man she loves, Julian Craster
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

37 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is a feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the "land girls"). Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury. Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist. As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to her hair by an unseen attacker. She is the latest victim of the Glue Man, a nocturnal rogue who harasses young women who date American soldiers. She, along with Bob and Peter, vow to track him down. Ostensibly a mystery, the film is principally a portrait of the bucolic English countryside during wartime
49th parallel by Michael Powell( Visual )

33 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the voice-over proclaims, the 49th parallel is the only undefended frontier in the world. The parallel is the goal of a small group of Nazis, survivors of a U-boat that has been spotted and sunk in Hudson Bay, deep in Canadian waters. The United States is not yet at war with Germany, and if Corporal Hirth and his six crew members can reach it, they can be repatriated to Germany with no fuss. But their trek across Canada becomes a fierce struggle to survive, as they encounter and are opposed in turn by Johnnie the trapper, a small Hutterite community, a Canadian intellectual, and a Canadian soldier gone AWOL
The small back room( Visual )

24 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon
The films of Michael Powell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of life and death: British flyer Peter Carter survives a jump from his burning plane without parachute and wakes up in a nether world between Earth and the next life. He is informed that he should have died and must go to Heaven, where he is put on trial for his life. He falls in love with June, an American radio operator
Contraband by Michael Powell( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England during the early days of World War II, Conrad Veidt as a Danish sea captain and Valerie Hobson as his enigmatic passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. In evocativley Hitchcockian fashion, the plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. DVD
Operation crossbow by Michael Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some war violence
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( Visual )

52 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, an English pilot survives a jump from his burning plane due to an angel's incompetence. Caught in a netherworld between heaven and Earth, and in love with an American radio operator, he must plead his case before a heavenly tribunal
Killing a mouse on Sunday by Emeric Pressburger( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish Civil War hero, exiled in France, hears that his mother is dying across the border and that the police captain has set a trap for him
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp traces, in flashback, the intertwined lives of a dashing young officer and his German Counterpart from their first encounter, fighting a duel in Berlin in 1902, to a double defeat - the gallant British officer becomes a crusty old Blimp, and his gallant German counterpart arrives in England as a pathetic refugee from Nazi Germany. The plot is juxtaposed to that of the British officer's thrice lost love - which introduces a disturbing undercurrent of romantic pessimism into what might otherwise seem a nostalgic chronicle. This volume also contains documentary material relevant to Powell and Pressburger's struggle to get the film made in war-torn Britain
The battle of the River Plate by Michael Powell( Visual )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two weeks after the start of WWII, a powerful German pocket battleship, the Graf Spee, sails the South Atlantic, destroying Allied merchant ships at will. Captained by one of Germany's most brilliant naval officers, the Graf Spee, with her superior speed and artillery, appears and disappears, sinking ship after ship. When the Allies are finally able to pinpoint its location a trap is set, pitting British Intelligence against a wily and powerful military opponent"--Container
One of our aircraft is missing by Michael Powell( Visual )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attack across the English Channel on Stuttgart spells disaster for six airplane crewmembers. On the return flight, they are forced to bail out under heavy anti-aircraft fire, winding up stranded in German-occupied Holland. Aided by some Dutch children and an underground network, they avoid a German patrol and are able to reach the coast and return to Britain
Stairway to heaven( Visual )

3 editions published between 1946 and 1997 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, an English pilot survives a jump from his burning plane due to an angel's incompetence. Caught in a nether world between heaven and Earth, and in love with an American radio operator, he must plead his case before a heavenly tribunal
The films of Michael Powell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British flyer Peter Carter survives a jump from his burning plane without parachute and wakes up in a nether world between Earth and the next life. He is informed that he should have died and must go to Heaven, where he is put on trial for his life. He falls in love with June, an American radio operator
Ill met by moonlight by Michael Powell( Visual )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Nazi occupied island of Crete, two British officers are assigned to kidnap the commanding German General and deliver him to allied forces in Cairo. Aided by local patriots, the abduction itself goes smoothly. However, the subsequent chase across the rocky Cretan landscape proves to be more problematic. Based on W. Stanley Moss's autobiographical account of the operation. Restored, original uncut version
 
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Alternative Names
Emeric Pressburger Brits filmregisseur

Emeric Pressburger cineasta húngaro-británico

Emeric Pressburger réalisateur, scénariste et producteur hongro-britannique

Emeric Pressburger regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico ungherese

Emeric Pressburger ungarisch-britischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent

Imre Pressburger

Imrie, Richard.

Imrie, Richard 1902-1988

Pressburger.

Pressburger 1902-1988

Pressburger, Emerich

Pressburger, Emmerich.

Preßburger, Emmerich 1902-1988

Pressburger, Imre.

Pressburger, Imre 1902-1988

Pressburger, Imre Jozef

Pressburger, Imre József.

Pressburger, Imre József 1902-1988

Richard, Imre.

Richard Imrie 1902-1988

Прессбургер, Эмерих

امریک پرسبرگر

エメリック・プレスバーガー

艾默利·普萊斯柏格

Languages
English (591)

Italian (10)

German (8)

French (8)

Dutch (3)

Danish (2)

Persian (1)

Spanish (1)

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