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UFA (Firm)

Overview
Works: 396 works in 705 publications in 5 languages and 11,008 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Film noir  Motion pictures  Biography  Fiction  History  Film and video adaptations  Science fiction films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by UFA (Firm)
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )
51 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,016 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
Der blaue Engel The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )
27 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in German and English and held by 1,125 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
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a dramatization of the Norse myth, Siegfried fights dragons and ogres while traveling through the mystical Woden Wood, but his greatest challenge is the battle for the love of Kriemhild, King Gunther's sister ; Kriemhild is obsessed with avenging the death of Siegfried, and enlists the assistance of Attila the Hun to destroy her brother's kingdom in this dramatization of the thirteenth-century Norse legend
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )
5 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A proud hotel doorman is demoted to a lavatory attendant
The Golem how he came into the world ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1920 and 2002 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew creates a giant Golem from clay to protect his people from their persecutors. Employing sorcery, he brings the artificial man to life, endowing him with human emotions. Famulus, Loew's evil assistant, manages to take control of the Golem, commanding it to perform sordid criminal acts culminating in the kidnapping of the Rabbi's daughter Miriam. The monster, outraged, rebels and a rampage ensues
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )
6 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Criminal mastermind Haghi attempts to gain control of the nation's wealth and political power
Woman in the moon by Fritz Lang( Visual )
4 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An early silent film describing a journey by rocket ship to the moon. Rather than a flight of pure fantasy, director Fritz Lang conceived a modernized "trip to the Moon" grounded in state-of-the-art astrophysics & spiced with romance and espionage. One of the most influential science fiction films of its era, in many respects technically accurate
Tartuffe by Molière( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Münchhausen by Josef von Baky( Visual )
6 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in German and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the 18th century, it brings to life the tall tales of the legendary Baron von Munchhausen, including his finding the secret of eternal youth, riding a cannonball shot into a Turkish encampment and flying to the moon. Designed to honor the 25th anniversary of the UFA film company, this super spectacle, over two years in the making, features numerous UFA stars and impressive trick photography
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )
8 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful jewel thief is caught during a theft, and seduces the young policeman assigned to her case
The holy mountain Der Heilige Berg ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reclusive mountaineer and a young skier via for the affections of an alluring dancer in a small village in the German Alps
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( Visual )
6 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Pedro, a wealthy Puerto Rican landowner, falls in love with a Swedish woman named Astree. After the birth of their child, their relationship changes for the worse. Homesick, Astree longs to return to Sweden
The love of Jeanne Ney [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] by G. W Pabst( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeanne Ney is the daughter of a French diplomat who is assassinated by Bolsheviks. She falls in love with a young Communist, Andreas and have a brief interlude of happiness in Paris until her uncle is murdered and the crime pinned on Andreas
Der Letzte Mann The last laugh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the major works of German silent cinema, Murnau's class drama depicts the fall of the respected, aging, hotel doorman of a posh 1920s Berlin hotel, who is cruelly stripped of his position and reduced to a bathroom attendant, before his fortunes turn and he becomes a millionaire. The film was groundbreaking for its expressive, mobile camera work, which imparts information visually, without subtitles. The camera on a trolley glides, rises, zooms, or weaves where the story takes it. The camera takes part in the action and becomes a character in the drama
Hitlerjunge Quex ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic propaganda film, Quex, a German youth, faces a conflict of ideals between his Communist father and his growing allegience to the Hitler youth movement which eventually leads to his own death. In addition, plot paraphrases, commentary and analysis of propaganda techniques are interspersed throughout the original film
Another woman ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna Temple awakens in a hospital suffering from amnesia after receiving a severe beating
Wunschkonzert ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Inge meets and falls in love with an air force officer, Hebert Koch, who is later sent into battle. She loses contact with him but is able to be reunited when she hears a song requested for him during the Wunschkonzert program, a popular German radio show during World War 2 in which songs requested by and for soldiers were performed
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part one of a silent extravaganza based on the legends of the Nibelungen. In a time when magic was real and legends walked, a hero, Siegfried, pure of heart and of unblemished virtue, is brought down by the powers of darkness and his own innocence
The Eyes of the mummy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Egyptian girl is held prisoner in an ancient Egyptian temple by an ominous Arab. After being rescued by an Englishman, she moves to Great Britain, but is soon haunted by her former nemesis. It would seem that the tragic curse of the mummy hangs over her head
 
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UFA (Berlin)
Universum-Film AG (Berlin)
Universum Film Aktien Gesellschaft
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