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UFA (Firm)

Works: 658 works in 1,164 publications in 3 languages and 13,879 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  History  Documentary films  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Expressionist films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Other, Editor, prn, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about UFA (Firm)
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Most widely held works by UFA (Firm)
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

55 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,150 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 )

46 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,146 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 )

20 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in German and English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Der letzte Mann by Tony Anselmo( Visual )

21 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 619 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
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 590 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
The Golem : how he came into the world( Visual )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story is set in medieval Prague. The Rabbi gives life to the Golem who falls in love with the Rabbi's daughter and brings fear to the emperor's court. He is destroyed by an innocent child. Based on the legend of the Golem, a popular figure in Jewish tradition, and the source of the Frankenstein story
Catherine the Great( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped in a loveless political marriage to the dissolute nephew of the ailing Russian Empress Elizabeth, young German princess Sophia Fredericka bides her time, chooses her lovers carefully and plots her path to the throne. Skillfully manipulating the Russian triumvirate of church, army and aristocracy, she adroitly rides the shifting currents of social change and unrest to become one of Russia's most unforgettable and beloved rulers, Catherine the Great
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

9 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lethargic espionage thriller about intrigues among secret agents. A power-hungry banker of many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty
The physician by Asa Yancy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. The experience also opens his eyes to a rare gift; that he has the ability to foretell death. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina who may be able to help develop his rare talent. With war looming and his abilities exposed, his unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love."--Container
Woman in the moon by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and German and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman joins an extraterrestrial expedition in search of gold on the moon
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

9 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful jewel thief is caught during a theft, and seduces the young policeman assigned to her case
Münchhausen by Josef von Baky( Visual )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in German and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavish, impudent, adult fairly tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious speciall effects, stunning location shooting, and a rich color palette
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
The holy mountain = Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 209 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 )

9 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working at Germany's famed UFA Studios under the very noses of the Nazi authorities that would later force him into Hollywood exile and eminence, Sirk transformed a glossy musical vehicle for UFA's "new Garbo" into a dark and intimate anti-colonial melodrama. Desperate to escape the "cold Swedish minds" of her homeland, beautiful Astree falls under the enchanting spell of the Caribbean love serenade La habanera and into the arms of Puerto Rican land baron Don Pedro de Avila. But ten years later, when Astree's old flame arrives in Puerto Rico, all is far from heavenly
The love of Jeanne Ney by G. W Pabst( Visual )

4 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in German and English and held by 131 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 they have a brief interlude of happiness in Paris until her uncle is murdered and the crime pinned on Andreas
Kolberg by Veit Harlan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mobilized Germany's most talented artists ... to re-create the true story of a Prussian town's rebellion against Napoleon's army of occupation. Laced with anti-Christian symbolism and National Socialist ideology, the film is a mirror of Hitler Germany's own war for survival. In its characterization of Kolberg's besieged citizenry, the epic allegorically reflects the spirit of fanatical resolve to fight on, that Nazi propaganda was attempting to instill in the German population during the final years of World War 2"--Container
Hitlerjunge Quex = Hitler Youth Quex( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic Nazi Propaganda film about the spirit of sacrifice of German youth, Quex 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
Spione by Fritz Lang( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having defined the espionage genre with Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, Fritz Lang returned to the genre with this surprisingly fast-paced and remarkably grim thriller. Rudolf Klein-Rogge starts as Haghi, the head of an elaborate criminal empire, and Willy Fritsch is the undercover agent assigned to topple the diabolical king from his throne. Filled with the sexual intrigue and high-tech gadgetry that continue to define the genre, SPIES (Spione) remains remarkably contemporary, more than 85 years after its original release
Gold by Karl Hartl( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Holk builds a machine which changes lead to gold. When the operation is sabotaged, resulting in the death of his mentor, Holk must accept the backing of John Wills, a ruthless and greedy English Businessman. Holk recognizes it as a golden opportunity for revenge and plots to destroy Wills' machinery, capturing the interest of the millionaire's rebellious daughter who is enthralled by the scientist's vision and integrity
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.15 for Catherine ... to 0.88 for Die Ufa, e ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Vom Augusterlebnis zur Ufa-Gründung : der deutsche Film im 1. Weltkrieg
Alternative Names

controlled identityBerliner Union Film

controlled identityDecla-Bioscop (Firm)

Berlin (Allemagne)

Berliner Union Film

Decla-Bioscop (Firme)


Hugenberg-Konzern Berlin Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

Studiourile de filme UFA


UFA (Berlin)


UFA německá filmová společnost

Universum Film

Universum-Film AG (Berlin)

Universum Film AG German film company

Universum-Film AG (Potsdam)

Universum Film AG немецкая киностудия в Берлине

Universum-Film Aktien Gesellschaft

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft (Berlin)

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft (Potsdam)

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft zu Berlin

Universum Film Aktiengesselschaft Perusahaan film di Jerman

Universum Film Aktiengesselschaft (Potsdam)

Universum Film (Potsdam)

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