Ernst Lubitsch

Ernst Lubitsch

Highest Rated: 100% Desire (1936)

Lowest Rated: 33% A Royal Scandal (1945)

Birthday: Jan 29, 1892

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Hailed by the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Francois Truffaut and Orson Welles as a giant among filmmakers, Ernst Lubitsch was a preeminent figure in the history of cinema who directed some of Hollywood's most sophisticated and enduring comedies. More than a great director of actors and action, he added his own personal signature - known as the "Lubitsch touch" - to all his work, a sense of style and grace that was rarely duplicated on the screen. After making a name as a director in his native Germany, Lubitsch was brought over at the behest of star Mary Pickford to direct her in "Rosita" (1923). From there, he made comedies like "The Marriage Circle" (1924) and "Kiss Me Again" (1925), as well as dramas like "The Patriot" (1925). But with the advent of sound, the cigar-chomping director's career took off atop fascination with a new genre, the musical comedy, and he began displaying his famed Lubitsch touch with classics like "Monte Carlo" (1930) and "One Hour with You" (1932). He directed his first bona fide masterpiece, "Trouble in Paradise" (1932), and later hit his stride full force with "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife" (1938), "Ninotchka" (1939) and "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940). Lubitsch reached great artistic heights with "To Be or Not to Be" (1942) and "Heaven Can Wait" (1943) before dying mid-career in 1947, leaving behind a legacy virtually unmatched by a filmmaker before or since.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 60% Lubitsch Musicals Director - 2008
No Score Yet 36% That Lady in Ermine Director,
Producer
- 1948
94% 78% Cluny Brown Director - 1946
33% 29% A Royal Scandal Producer - 1945
85% 75% Heaven Can Wait Director,
Producer
- 1943
98% 93% To Be or Not to Be Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1942
67% 57% That Uncertain Feeling Director,
Producer
- 1941
100% 91% The Shop Around the Corner Director,
Producer
- 1940
97% 89% Ninotchka Director,
Producer
- 1939
44% 66% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Director,
Producer
- 1938
80% 63% Angel Director,
Producer
- 1937
100% 76% Desire Producer - 1936
82% 79% The Merry Widow Director,
Writer
- 1934
71% 81% Design for Living Director,
Producer
- 1933
92% 91% Trouble in Paradise Director,
Producer
- 1932
83% 76% One Hour With You Director,
Producer
- 1932
No Score Yet 100% Broken Lullaby Director - 1932
No Score Yet 82% If I Had a Million Director - 1932
88% 71% The Smiling Lieutenant Director,
Producer
- 1931
No Score Yet 20% Paramount on Parade Director - 1930
No Score Yet 72% Monte Carlo Director,
Producer
- 1930
100% 79% The Love Parade Director,
Producer
- 1929
No Score Yet 67% Eternal Love Director - 1929
100% 56% The Patriot Director - 1928
No Score Yet 63% The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet So This Is Paris Director - 1926
No Score Yet 74% Lady Windermere's Fan Director - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Paradise Director - 1924
83% No Score Yet Three Women Director - 1924
100% 88% The Marriage Circle Director - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flame Director - 1923
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosita Director - 1923
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loves of Pharaoh Director - 1922
No Score Yet 70% The Wildcat Director,
Screenwriter
- 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gypsy Blood Director - 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kohlhiesel's Daughters Director,
Screenwriter
- 1920
No Score Yet 43% Anna Boleyn Director - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romeo and Juliet in the Snow Director,
Writer
- 1920
No Score Yet 42% Sumurun Yeggar - the Hunchback (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meyer From Berlin Director - 1919
No Score Yet 75% Passion Director - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doll Director,
Screenwriter
- 1919
No Score Yet 84% The Oyster Princess Director - 1919
No Score Yet 71% I Don't Want to Be a Man Director,
Writer
- 1918
No Score Yet 12% The Eyes of the Mummy Director - 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carmen Director - 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merry Jail Director,
Screenwriter
- 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet When I Was Dead Der Gatte (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoe Salon Pinkus Sally Pinkus (Character),
Director
- 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pinkus's Shoe Emporium Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pride of the Firm Siegmund Lachmann (Character) - 1914

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