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UFA (Firm)

Works: 536 works in 1,164 publications in 3 languages and 13,868 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Fantasy films  Historical films  History  Action and adventure films  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, isb, Distributor, Other, prn, Editor
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 )

72 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,100 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 )

56 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,110 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
Der letzte Mann by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau( Visual )

30 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 584 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
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

22 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and German and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
The Golem : how he came into the world( Visual )

10 editions published between 1920 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 460 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
Catherine the Great( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 437 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
Die Nibelungen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murnau revisits Molière's fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife tries to convince her husband that their morally superior houseguest is, in fact, a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape
Münchhausen by Josef von Baky( Visual )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in German and English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, the German studio UFA produced this super spectacle about the adventures of Baron Muenchausen to celebrate its 25th anniversary
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 347 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
Woman in the moon by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman joins an extraterrestrial expedition in search of gold on the moon
The physician by Philipp Stölzl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 307 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
The holy mountain = Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against a backdrop of the German Alps, a love triangle develops as two men vie for the affection of a dancer. One of Fanck's legendary "mountain films."
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

12 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A femme fatale steals jewels, and seduces the cop sent to bring her in. Set in Berlin
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 188 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
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

6 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 161 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 = [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] by G. W Pabst( Visual )

9 editions published between 1927 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pendant la révolution russe, un jeune bolchevik est forcé de tuer le père de sa bien-aimée. Celle-ci quitte le pays, mais le jeune homme la retrouve et peut l'aimer de nouveau."--Visionné sur le 9 avril 2013
Kolberg by Veit Harlan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in German and held by 123 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 )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in German and held by 98 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 allegiance to the Hitler Youth movement which eventually leads to his own death
Gold by Karl Hartl( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in German and held by 75 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Catherine the Great
The Ufa story : a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918-1945Multiple language versions made in Babelsberg : Ufa's international strategy, 1929-1939100 Years Studio Babelsberg : the art of filmmaking
Alternative Names

controlled identityBerliner Union Film

controlled identityDecla-Bioscop (Firm)

Berliner Union Film

Decla-Bioscop (Firme)

Studiourile de filme UFA


Ufa GmbH

UFA německá filmová společnost

Ufa TV & Film Produktion GmbH

UFA (Universum Film Aktiengesellschaft, Allemagne)

Universum Film

Universum Film AG German film company

Universum Film AG saksalainen elokuvayhtiö

Universum Film AG немецкая киностудия в Берлине

Universum-Film Aktien Gesellschaft

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

Universum Film Aktiengesselschaft Perusahaan film di Jerman

Universum Film tysk filmstudio


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