Otto Preminger Filmography 1931-1979

Films Directed by Otto Preminger (38) He directed his first film in 1931, and came to the US in 1936 to direct on the Broadway stage. He alternated between stage and film until the great success of Laura (1944) made him an A-list director in Hollwyood. For two decades after "Laura was released in 1944, Preminger ranked as one of the top directors in the world
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1.
Danger - Love at Work (1937)
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A young lawyer is unable to get the Pembertons to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him. (84 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
2.
The Great Love (1931)
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(76 mins.)
 
3.
Under Your Spell (1936)
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A famous singer, bored with music and fans, goes to live in Mexico. His manager sends a woman to bring him back. They fall in love. (62 mins.)
“ ..as Otto Ludwig Preminger ” - jacentko
 
4.
Kidnapped (1938)
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In 1747 Jacobite Scotland young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate. (90 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
“ Director Otto Preminger was fired and replaced by Alfred L. Werker after 20th Century-Fox studio head Darryl F. Zanuck complained that he hadn't followed the script while directing a scene with Freddie Bartholomew and a dog. ” - jacentko
 
5.
Margin for Error (1943)
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It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein is given the duty of guarding... (74 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
6.
In the Meantime, Darling (1944)
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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... (72 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
7.
Laura (1944)
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. (88 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
8.
A Royal Scandal (1945)
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In 18th century Russia,the naive and idealistic lieutenant Chernov meets Empress Catherine the Great who becomes infatuated with him and appoints him Chief of the Imperial Guard. (94 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
9.
Fallen Angel (1945)
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for. (98 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
10.
Centennial Summer (1946)
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In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters vie for the affections of a Frenchman who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition. (102 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
11.
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
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Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him... (99 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
12.
Forever Amber (1947)
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In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process. (138 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
13.
That Lady in Ermine (1948)
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Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army... (89 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ Ernst Lubitsch died early in production; Otto Preminger completed the film. ” - jacentko
 
14.
The Fan (1949)
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Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their... (89 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
15.
Whirlpool (1949)
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A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence. (98 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
16.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him. (95 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
17.
The 13th Letter (1951)
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Respectable citizens receive anonymous letters revealing their adulterous relationships. (85 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
18.
Angel Face (1952)
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Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne. (91 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
19.
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach (1953)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ Comedy..Also Known As:The Girl on the Roof ” - jacentko
 
20.
The Moon Is Blue (1953)
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Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections. (99 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
21.
Carmen Jones (1954)
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Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast. (105 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
22.
River of No Return (1954)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
23.
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
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A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces. (100 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
24.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
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A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down. (119 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
25.
Saint Joan (1957)
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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... (110 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
26.
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
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Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest... (94 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
27.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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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? (160 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
28.
Porgy and Bess (1959)
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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina... (138 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
29.
Exodus (1960)
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors. (208 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
30.
Advise & Consent (1962)
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Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well. (139 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
31.
The Cardinal (1963)
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A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal. (175 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
32.
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
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A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. (107 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
33.
In Harm's Way (1965)
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A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese. (165 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
34.
Hurry Sundown (1967)
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Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland... (146 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
35.
Skidoo (1968)
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Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard... (97 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
36.
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
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Junie Moon's face has been disfigured by ill-gotten burns, and depends on her friends and her wit to cope... (113 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
37.
Such Good Friends (1971)
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While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs. (101 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
38.
Rosebud (1975)
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In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it... (126 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
39.
The Human Factor (1979)
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When a leak of information in the African Section of British Intelligence is discovered security man Daintry is brought in to investigate. (115 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger