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Otto Preminger

Date of Birth: Dec 5, 1905

Country: Austria

Biography: Otto Ludwig Preminger (5 December 1905 - 23 April 1986) was an Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director. After moving from the theatre to Hollywood, he directed over 35 feature films in a five-decade career. He rose to prominence for stylish film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945). In the 1950s and 1960s, he directed a number of high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Several of these pushed the boundaries of censorship...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 41 - You've Seen 41

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Titles You've Ranked (41)
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Forever Amber Forever Amber (1947)
Summary: 1660, England. Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from a country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process. (imdb)
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The 13th Letter The 13th Letter (1951)
Summary: Concerns a doctor at a Canadian hospital in the province of Quebec who receives a series of poison pen letters. Later, more letters all signed with the mysterious pseudonym "Raven," are delivered to others in the small Canadian town. The wife of the doctor receives a letter accusing her of having an affair. One letter informs a shell-shocked veteran that he is dying of cancer, causing the distraught man to commit suicide. Quickly, the townsfolk begin pointing fingers at all possible suspects. (Wikipedia.org)
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The Fan The Fan (1949)
Summary: Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their happy marriage is placed at risk when Lord Windermere starts spending his afternoons with an adventuress who is working her way through London's high society, Mrs. Erlynne. Worse, Windermere gives her big sums of money. To crown it all he asks his wife to invite the detestable woman to her own birthday party... (imdb)
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Margin for Error Margin for Error (1943)
Summary: Moe Finkelstein, a Jewish policeman in New York, is given the task of tracking the German consul Karl Baumer. The plan is to find out exactly what goes on in Baumer`s rooms. During a speech made by Hitler on the radio, the hated consul is discovered poisoned, choked and shot to death. All those close to him are suspected.
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Saint Joan Saint Joan (1957)
Summary: Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch. (imdb)
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Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
Summary: Junie Moon's face has been disfigured by ill-gotten burns, and depends on her friends and her wit to cope. (imdb)
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Rosebud Rosebud (1975)
Summary: In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group capers the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the 5 millionaires daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down. (imdb)
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The Moon Is Blue The Moon Is Blue (1953)
Summary: A young woman flaunts her virginity. (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide)
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Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess (1959)
Summary: In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown. (imdb)
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Hurry Sundown Hurry Sundown (1967)
Summary: An unscrupulous Southern landowner takes advantage of racial tensions to extend his holdings. (imdb)
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Centennial Summer Centennial Summer (1946)
Summary: The movie is about two sisters growing up in Philadelphia in the 1870s. They both fall for a Frenchman who has to prepare the pavilion for the Centennial exposition. (Wikipedia)
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They Got Me Covered They Got Me Covered (1943)
Summary: Bumbling reporter Robert Kittredge has been fired after bungling his latest assignment. His career isn't all he's botched up: his girlfriend Chris is tired of waiting for him to marry her. When he gets a hot tip on some Nazi spies operating in Washington, D.C., he convinces Chris to help him break the story so he can get his job back. (imdb)
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The Pied Piper The Pied Piper (1942)
Summary: Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English. (imdb)
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Hollywood on Trial Hollywood on Trial (1976)
Summary: A documentary about Hollywood blacklisting and the House Un-American Activities Committee, centering around the infamous Hollywood Ten
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The Hobbit The Hobbit (1977)  - TV Movie
Summary: A homebody demi-human in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon. (imdb)
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Stalag 17 Stalag 17 (1953)
Summary: Intrigue among Allied prisoners at a World War 2 German POW camp. (imdb)
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Danger: Love at Work Danger: Love at Work (1937)
Summary: A young lawyer is unable to get the Pembertons to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him. (imdb)
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In the Meantime, Darling In the Meantime, Darling (1944)
Summary: A young bride who comes from a rich family has a hard time adjusting to life in a boarding house with other soldiers and their wives. Her spoiled ways cause resentment from the other wives and problems with her husband. (imdb)
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Die große Liebe Die große Liebe (1931)
Summary: Ten years after the end of World War I, Austrian soldier Franz leaves Russia and returns to his village, where he is reunited with Frieda, a woman who believes he is her long-lost son. (imdb)
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Daisy Kenyon Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Summary: Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him, if he ever divorces his wife Lucille. She meets returning veteran Peter, a decent and caring man, whom she does not love, but who offers her love and a more hopeful relationship. She marries him... just as Dan gets a divorce. (imdb)
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The Human Factor The Human Factor (1979)
Summary: Espionage drama adapted from a Graham Greene novel. The directors of the British foreign intelligence service MI6 have determined that a double agent in the organization is supplying information to the Soviets. (IMDB)
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Carmen Jones Carmen Jones (1954)
Summary: Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast. (imdb)
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The Cardinal The Cardinal (1963)
Summary: A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
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Whirlpool Whirlpool (1949)
Summary: The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by the real doctor is found murdered, with her still at the scene, and suspicion points only one way.
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Bunny Lake Is Missing Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Summary: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. (imdb)
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The Man with the Golden Arm The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
Summary: Frankie Machine is a skilled card dealer and one-time heroin addict. When he returns home from jail, he struggles to find a new livelihood and to avoid slipping back into addiction (imdb)
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Advise & Consent Advise & Consent (1962)
Summary: Robert Leffingwell is the president's candidate for Secretary of State. Prior to his approval, he must first go through a Senate investigation to determine if he's qualified (imdb)
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Laura Laura (1944)
Summary: A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating. (imdb)
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Where the Sidewalk Ends Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Summary: Cop Mark Dixon is already in trouble with his superiors for his brutal tactics when he accidentally kills a murder suspect... (imdb)
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Anatomy of a Murder Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Summary: In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? (imdb)
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Fallen Angel Fallen Angel (1945)
Summary: Eric Stanton (Dana Andrews), thrown off a bus for not having the fare, begins to frequent a diner called "Pop's Eats" , whose main attraction is a beautiful waitress by the name of Stella seems disinterested in Eric, he decides if he had money she would pay attention to his advances. (imdb)
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In Harm In Harm's Way (1965)
Summary: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese. (imdb)
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Exodus Exodus (1960)
Summary: The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part of the film is about the situation in Israel as independence is declared and most of their neighbors attack them. (imdb)
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That Lady in Ermine That Lady in Ermine (1948)
Summary: Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years before, comes to life from a portrait to help her descendant. Complicating factor: the newlywed countess feels strangely drawn to the handsome invader... (imdb)
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A Royal Scandal A Royal Scandal (1945)
Summary: Based on a play by Lajos Biro and Melchior Lengyel, the film dwells upon a fictional incident in the life of Russia's Catherine the Great, here played with blue-blooded bawdiness by Tallulah Bankhead. Catherine falls in love with a handsome young army officer (William Eythe), who turns out to be an insurrectionist planning her downfall... (All Movie Guide)
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River of No Return River of No Return (1954)
Summary: The title river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others. (imdb)
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The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Summary: The true story of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneering crusader for the Army's fledgling air corp. In spite of an impressive performance during the First World War, the commanders of America's armed forces still think of the airplane as little more then a carnival attraction... (imdb)
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Skidoo Skidoo (1968)
Summary: Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard... (imdb)
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Angel Face Angel Face (1952)
Summary: When Mrs. Tremayne is mysteriously poisoned with gas, ambulance driver Frank Jessup meets her refined but sensuous stepdaughter Diane, who quickly pursues and infatuates him. Under Diane's seductive influence, Frank is soon the Tremayne chauffeur; but he begins to suspect danger under her surface sweetness. When he shows signs of pulling away, Diane schemes to get him in so deep he'll never get out. (imdb)
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Such Good Friends Such Good Friends (1971)
Summary: Julie Messinger (Dyan Cannon) has it made. She is a New York housewife whose husband, Richard (Laurence Luckinbill), is an editor for a prominent photography magazine. They have a small circle of friends, including well-meaning, but inept Dr. Timothy Spector (James Coco), photographer Cal Whiting (Ken Howard) and Cal's live-in girlfriend Miranda... (imdb)
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Bonjour tristesse Bonjour tristesse (1958)
Summary: Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.