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Pommer, Erich 1889-1966

Overview
Works: 168 works in 817 publications in 6 languages and 9,387 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Horror films  Expressionist films  Film excerpts  Documentary films  Short films 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, pmn, Director, Translator, Lyricist, Creator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Erich Pommer
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

133 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most brilliant example of that dark and twisted film movement known as German expressionism, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetuate a series of murders in a small community
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

56 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,030 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 )

58 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, the 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 )

50 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this influential silent classic, set in a sprawling city of the future, a workers' uprising threatens to destroy the metropolis. In the 21st century, society has been divided into two classes- the lowly workers who live underground, and they wealthy ruling class who indulge in a decadent existence in the towering skyscrapers above. Until one day, when a member of the ruling class, lured below ground by an attractive female worker, is horrified by what he witnesses. He endeavors to help improve their plight, but a mad scientist and his evil robots are enlisted to thwart the young man and crush the labor reform efforts."--Container
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 534 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 )

105 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Rath, a middle aged schoolmaster, becomes infatuated with and later marries Lola-Lola, a singer in a sleazy café. He is increasingly degraded by her and when she leaves him for another man, he returns to his school a broken old man and dies
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

27 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 441 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
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

11 editions published between 1925 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1924 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 234 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
Liliom by Fritz Lang( Visual )

14 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in French and English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The haunted castle : the exposure of a secret in 5 acts by F. W Murnau( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and English and held by 158 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
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and German and held by 135 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 by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 133 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. Includes bonus features
Die Nibelungen : Siegfried( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 106 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)
Excerpts from Tartuffe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an excerpt from the F.W. Murnau film Faust. Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Excerpts from Phantom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 93 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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Alternative Names
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 (302)

German (144)

French (11)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

Japanese (1)

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