Emeric Pressburger

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Emeric Pressburger

Hungarian-British screenwriter, film director, and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1902.

Countries: United Kingdom (68%), UK (9%), United States (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Michael Powell, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Eric Portman

Linked to: Charles University in Prague, University of Stuttgart, Arsenal F.C., Jews

 

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Emeric Pressburger was born in 1902 add something


1920

After working in Hungary and Germany he turned to screenwriting in the late 1920s, working for UFA in Berlin add something


1930

In the 1930s many European films were made in different versions for each of the main European languages add something


1932

In 1932-33, when the Nazis came to power, the head of Ufa decided to get rid of all Jews so Pressburger was told his contract wouldn't be renewed add something


1935

Late in 1935, Pressburger decided that he would do better in England add something

 

Pressburger entered Britain in 1935 on a stateless passport; once he decided to settle, he changed his name to Emeric in 1938 add something


1938

On 24 June 1938, Pressburger married Ági Donáth, the daughter of Andor Donáth, a general merchant, but they divorced in 1941 add something


1939

In 1939, Pressburger was introduced to Michael Powell to work together on "The Spy in Black" add something


1940

Eric Portman - He is probably best remembered for his roles in several films for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger during the 1940s


1942

Michael Powell - Aside from some short films, Powell wrote, produced and directed all of his films from 1942 to 1957 with Emeric Pressburger

 

Rodney Ackland - In 1942 he shared with Emeric Pressburger an Academy *award nomination for the screenplay of "49th Parallel", starring Raymond Massey and Eric Portman,


1943

Deborah Kerr - In 1943 she played three women in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"

 

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - "'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"' is a 1943 romantic drama war film written, produced and directed by the British film making team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger under the production banner of The Archers


1946

Pressburger became a British citizen in 1946 add something


1947

He remarried, on 29 March 1947, to Wendy Orme, and they had a daughter, Angela, and another child who died as a baby in 1948; but this marriage ended in divorce in Reno, Nevada, Nevada in 1953 and in Britain in 1971 add something

 

British Academy of Film and Television Arts - BAFTA started out as the "'British Film Academy"', founded in 1947 by directors David Lean, Alexander Korda, Roger Manvell, Laurence Olivier, Emeric Pressburger, Michael_Powell, Michael Balcon, Carol Reed, and other major figures of the British film industry


1948

Alexander Korda - A draft screenplay of what became "The Red Shoes" was written by Emeric Pressburger in the 1930s for Korda and intended as a vehicle for his future wife Merle Oberon


1954

The Battle of the River Plate (film) - "The Battle of the River Plate" had its genesis in an invitation to Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger to attend a film festival in Argentina in 1954


1956

The Battle of the River Plate (film) - "'The Battle of the River Plate"' is a 1956 British war film by director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring John Gregson, Anthony Quayle and Peter Finch


1981

He was made a Fellow of BAFTA in 1981, and a Fellow of the BFI in 1983 add something


1983

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - In 1983, the original cut was restored for a re-release, much to Emeric Pressburger's delight


Emeric Pressburger died in 1988 add something

 

He died in a nursing home in nearby Saxtead on 5 February 1988 due to the complications of old age and pneumonia add something


1994

London: Waterstone, 1994, First edition 1985 add something


2002

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Catedra, 2002 add something


2003

Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 2003 add something


2009

Rennes, France: Presse Universitaires de Rennes, 2009 add something