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Pressburger, Emeric 1902-1988

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The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

127 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres 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 )

119 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,606 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 )

85 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,276 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
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

60 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 776 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 )

60 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 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
A Canterbury tale by Michael Powell( Visual )

54 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 689 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 red shoes by H. C Andersen( Book )

21 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 658 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 )

43 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 617 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 by Michael Powell( Visual )

30 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age of consent: Based on the life of controversial Australian artist Norman Lindsay. Lindsay is a jaded painter who heads Down Under looking for a way to revitalize his creative soul. His self-imposed exile is interrupted by Cora, an uninhibited young woman on her own journey of self-discovery
Contraband by Michael Powell( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 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 )

35 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nazi fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch
Operation crossbow by Michael Anderson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fearsome rumor reaches Britain's World War II command. The Nazis are developing rocket technology that could rain death on London and, then, New York. Quickly, England develops a plan to send saboteurs into the sites manufacturing the rockets. Just moments after the carefully chosen commandos parachute into the drop zone, their pilot receives an urgent message: The mission may be compromised. Abort
A matter of life and death by Michael Powell( Visual )

66 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 167 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
The battle of the River Plate by Michael Powell( Visual )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 143 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
Killing a mouse on Sunday by Emeric Pressburger( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 141 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 )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in English and held by 134 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
A matter of life and death by Ian Christie( Book )

8 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in English and French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death is an evocation of English history and the wartime experience. Ian Christie shows how the film drew on many sources and traditions to create a unique form of modern masque, treating contemporary issues with witty allegory and enormous visual imagination."--BOOK JACKET
The films of Michael Powell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 90 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 )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 90 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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The life and death of Colonel Blimp
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 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

Прессбургер, Эмерих

אמריק פרסבורגר

امریک پرسبرگر

프레스버거, 에메릭 1902-1988



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