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Pommer, Erich 1889-1966

Overview
Works: 245 works in 947 publications in 7 languages and 9,094 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Horror films  Expressionist films  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, pmn, Attributed name, Director, Author, Translator, Other, Creator, Lyricist, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Erich Pommer
Jamaica Inn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

62 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 998 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
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

95 editions published between 1919 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 958 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. Francis' sweetheart Jane is attacked and carried off by Cesare, but she manages to escape. During the search for her, Francis goes to an insane asylum hoping to find Cesare and discovers that the director of the asylum is none other than the insane Dr. Caligari
Der letzte Mann( Visual )

54 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 768 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 )

43 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 654 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 )

14 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 557 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 )

89 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever-fascinating film classic with Emil Jennings, a stuffy professor who falls blindly in love with cabaret entertainer Lola-Lola (Marlene Deietrich), who ruins his life. Dietrich introduces 'Falling in love again', this role made her an international star
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

17 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in German and English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler by Fritz Lang( Visual )

25 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Mabuse, the mastermind of crime, uses hypnosis to subvert his opponents and control his victims. His thirst for power and wealth reflect the decadence of post World War I German society
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lang's first film featuring the arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse is also an allegory about Weimar Germany. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and his ability to bend weaker minds to his will. In Pt. 1 Mabuse builds his empire, and casually ruins Count Told while entrancing the thrill-seeking Countess. In Pt. 2 Mabuse turns from criminal to villain, murdering the Count and kidnapping the Countess. Mabuse is finally captured in his own hideaway, consumed by madness
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

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

A screen adaption of Molière's black comedy about the religious hypocrite who insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

11 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 211 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 184 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 165 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 161 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
Destiny = Der müde Tod by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 143 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
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."
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German Expressionist film about a somnabulist who commits a series of murders under a hypnotist's influence
Fire over England by Xun Mei( Visual )

24 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I and her navy overcome the Spanish Armada
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari ; Genuine( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a somnambulist commits murders under a hynotist's influence. Also featured on this cassette is a lengthy excerpt of Genuine, a vampire tale. Both films are examples of the German Expressionist movement, and were restored in 1996 by Film Preservation Associates
 
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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 cine estauxunidense (1889–1966)

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 (324)

German (133)

French (11)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)

Japanese (1)

Italian (1)