Emeric Pressburger

Lowest Rated: 67% Operation Crossbow (1965)
Birthday: Dec 5, 1902
Birthplace: Not Available
The screenwriter half of the Powell/Pressburger team in association with Michael Powell, Hungarian-born Emeric Pressburger was a journalist before coming to films as a screenwriter in the late '20s. After working at Germany's UFA studios for several years, he fled after Hitler's rise to power and eventually came to England, where he joined London Films as a screenwriter and began his association with Michael Powell, a gifted young English filmmaker. The two worked together on The Spy in Black, and after leaving London Films, formed a filmmaking partnership -- known corporately as The Archers -- in which they shared joint screenwriter-producer-director credit. Their collaborations together included 49th Parallel, One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, A Canterbury Tale, I Know Where I'm Going, Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death), Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, The Small Back Room, and The Tales of Hoffmann, most of which were extremely successful internationally, although British critics frequently gave their films mixed reviews. The partnership split up after 1956, and Pressburger returned to writing after one attempt at directing (Twice Upon a Time) and producing (Miracle in Soho). Pressburger's novel Killing a Mouse on Sunday was later adapted into the movie Behold a Pale Horse. The perception of many of those around them was in the Powell/Pressburger partnership, Powell was the partly out-of-control genius, while Pressburger was the force that focused the team onto their most viable projects.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet They're a Weird Mob Screenwriter 1966
67% Operation Crossbow Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet Miracle in Soho Producer Screenwriter 1957
82% The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee) Producer Director Screenwriter 1956
No Score Yet Oh... Rosalinda!! Director Screenwriter 1956
83% The Small Back Room Screenwriter Director Producer Actor 1952
86% The Tales of Hoffmann Screenwriter Director Producer 1951
No Score Yet Gone to Earth Screenwriter 1950
92% A Canterbury Tale Screenwriter Director Producer 1949
96% The Red Shoes Actor Producer Director Screenwriter 1948
100% I Know Where I'm Going! Screenwriter Director Producer 1947
100% Black Narcissus Director 1947
97% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) Screenwriter Director 1947
No Score Yet The End of the River Producer 1947
No Score Yet Wanted for Murder Screenwriter 1946
96% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Producer Screenwriter Director 1943
No Score Yet The Silver Fleet Producer 1943
No Score Yet One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Director Producer Screenwriter 1942
90% 49th Parallel (The Invaders) Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Sons of the Sea Screenwriter 1941
100% Contraband Screenwriter 1940
100% The Spy in Black Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Abschied Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet Mein Herz ruft nach dir (My Heart Calls You) Screenwriter


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