Emeric Pressburger

05.12.1902, Miskolc, Hungary - 05.02.1988, Suffolk, Great Britain



Emeric Pressburger was a scriptwriter, director, producer and writer. His real name was Imre Pressburger. He studied construction engineering in Prague and Stuttgart, and worked as a journalist in Berlin. In 1928 he became scriptwriter for the UFA where he worked with Robert Siodmak, Max Ophüls and Renhold Schunzel. In 1934 he went to France and a year later moved to Great Britain. While working for director Alexander Kord he met Michael Powell. In 1952 he wrote, directed and produced his only independent project Twice Upon a Time. According to his novel, Killing a Mouse on Sunday (1961), director Fred Zinnemann shot the film Behold a Pale Horse (1964). During his career Pressburger worked on 67 screenplays (as the author of the story, synopsis and screenplays) and produced 21 films.


Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)
The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)
Twice Upon a Time (1953)
The Wild Heart (1952)
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Gone to Earth (1950)
The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)
The Small Back Room (1949)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Black Narcissus (1947)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
The Volunteer (1943)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Films by this director