WorldCat Identities

Pommer, Erich 1889-1966

Overview
Works: 237 works in 899 publications in 6 languages and 9,723 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Expressionist films  Horror films  Documentary films  Short films  Film noir 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, pmn, Director, Author, Lyricist, Creator, Translator, Other, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Erich Pommer
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

111 editions published between 1919 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man named Francis suspects that Dr. Caligari - the travelling hypnotist who performs with his sleep-walking assistant Cesare - is a murderer. He believes that Cesare also kills while under the doctor's spell. Also includes a 3 minute excerpt from the Robert Weine film Genuine
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

55 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maureen O'Hara's first film is the brooding story of a nobleman who leads a cutthroat ship-looting band of men. Charles Laughton is a magnificent villain and Hitchcock glories in the moody atmosphere
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

64 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionist masterpiece, the film tells the story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, he considers suicide. Then, by a strange twist of fate, he becomes a millionaire. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

42 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

13 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string ... and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywood's sole major female director."--Container
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

86 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged schoolmaster becomes infatuated with and marries a singer from a sleazy cafe. When she leaves him for another man he returns to his school as a broken old man, and dies
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

16 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in German and English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavish studio production was the last film Murnau made in Germany before he went to Hollywood, and it achieves the most extraordinary atmosphere, visual effects and imagery. The Devil Mephisto (Jannings) strikes a bargain with the Archangel St. Michael - if an alchemist named Faust can be so thoroughly influenced that he will only commit evil, then Satan shall be given dominion over Earth
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

24 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinister Dr. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and bending weaker minds to his will. In part 1, Mabuse builds his empire and casually ruins Count Told while entrancing the thrill-seeking Countess. In part 2, Mabuse turns from criminal to villain, murdering the Count and kidnapping the Countess
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Mabuse, a gambler, hypnotist, master of disguises, and all-around criminal mastermind, tries to take over Berlin. This is an authorized restored edition using existing camera negatives from a two-part film. Includes English intertitles
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

10 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and German and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful jewel thief is caught during a theft, and seduces the young policeman assigned to her case
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1924 and 2004 in German and English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great, aging artist succumbs to despair when the young model and pupil he adores leaves him for a woman. Although the story is discreetly played at a father/adopted son level on the surface, the homosexual subtext is quite clear in this early Dreyer film made in Germany
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

12 editions published between 1925 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Liliom by Fritz Lang( Visual )

14 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in French and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A raffish carnival barker is killed in a knife fight, but is given one day to return to earth to see how his wife and daughter are managing"--The Faber companion to foreign films, 1992
The haunted castle : the exposure of a secret in 5 acts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hunting party is interrupted by the arrival of a notorious count, who is believed to have murdered his brother. The uninvited guest sets in motion an elaborate plot to resurrect the ghosts of the past and bring secrets of his brother's death to light
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried establishes larger-than-life heroic characters who are defined by tests of valor and rigid codes of honor. In order to win the hand of Kriemhild, Siegfried must win a bride for her brother, King Gunther. Kriemhild's Revenge begins after the death of Siegfried, and weaves the treacherous tale of his widow's ungodly vengeance upon his murderers. The noble qualities of the first film become liabilities in the second, as the blood oaths and vows of loyalty bring about a maelstrom of violence that results in the slaughter of entire armies
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and German and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth, who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter."
Die Nibelungen : Siegfried( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried establishes larger-than-life heroic characters who are defined by tests of valor and rigid codes of honor. In order to win the hand of Kriemhild (Margarete Schoen), Siegfried (Paul Richter) must win a bride for her brother, King Gunther (Theodor Loos)
Destiny = Der müde Tod by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This silent film, directed by Fritz Lang and featuring Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, and Bernhard Goetzke, is about a woman trying to save her lover from ultimate death
Excerpts from Tartuffe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an excerpt from the F.W. Murnau film Tartuffe
Excerpts from Phantom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an excerpt from the F.W. Murnau film Phantom." ... Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth, who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter."
 
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Erich Pommer Duits filmproducent (1889-1966)

Erich Pommer German film producer

Erich Pommer producteur allemand

Erich Pommer productor de cine de Alemania

Erich Pommer productor de cinema alemany

Erich Pommer produttore cinematografico tedesco

Ericus Pommer

Pommer, Eric 1889-1966

Pommer, Erich 1889-1966

Έριχ Πόμερ Γερμανός παραγωγός κινηματογράφου

Еріх Поммер

Эрих Поммер

אריך פומר

אריך פומר מפיק גרמני

اریش پومر

エーリヒ・ポマー

ポマー, エリッヒ

艾里奇·鮑默

Languages
English (297)

German (139)

French (11)

Spanish (2)

Japanese (1)

Italian (1)