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Pressburger, Emeric 1902-1988

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Most widely held works by Emeric Pressburger
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

132 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Anglican nuns runs into trouble when they try to start a hospital and a school in the Himalayas
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

126 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,371 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
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

87 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,011 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
I know where I'm going! by Michael Powell( Visual )

65 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and held by 767 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 who threatens to thwart her carefully laid-out life plans
The red shoes( Visual )

9 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 643 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
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 591 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
49th parallel by Michael Powell( Visual )

39 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 579 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 tales of Hoffmann by Michael Powell( Visual )

55 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to Britain: This British propaganda short film, a poetic treatment, using no narration, of the British people during World War II, features a tapestry of sound and image interspersed with scenes of British preparedness and tranquility and national unity
The small back room( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 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 life and death of Colonel Blimp( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is considered by many to be the finest British film ever made. A stirring masterpiece like no other. The indelible General Clive Candy barely survives four decades of tumultuous British history (1902 to 1942), only to see the world change irrevocably before his eyes. Blimp is both moving and slyly satirical, an incomparable film about war, love, and aging
The films of Michael Powell( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 277 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 where he falls in love with June, an American radio operator
Contraband by Michael Powell( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 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
... One of our aircraft is missing by Michael Powell( Visual )

39 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nazi fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( Visual )

73 editions published between 1945 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 184 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
Operation crossbow by Michael Anderson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some war violence
The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart
The battle of the River Plate by Michael Powell( Visual )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 153 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
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

51 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, this is the story of four travelers who journey along the same path as Chaucer's pilgrims. and how their lives are intertwined. It is set during World War II, and has breathtaking film of the Kent countryside
Killing a mouse on Sunday by Emeric Pressburger( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and held by 131 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
 
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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

Pressburger Imre magyar származású angol forgatókönyvíró, filmrendező és producer

Richard, Imre

Richard Imrie 1902-1988

Емерик Прессбургер угорсько-британський сценарист, кінорежисер і продюсер

Прессбургер, Эмерих

אמריק פרסבורגר

امریک پرسبرگر

امریک پرسبرگر فیلم‌نامه‌نویس و کارگردان بریتانیا‌یی

프레스버거, 에메릭 1902-1988

エメリック・プレスバーガー

艾默利·普萊斯柏格

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