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He was a very successful and famous stage director in the Viennese 'Theater in der Josefstadt', where Max Reinhardt was director.

In the early 1930s he became the assistant director of the Theater in der Josefstadt. He actually led the house when Max Reinhardt worked in other countries.

The 'Theater in der Josefstadt' was the only rentable theatre in Vienna in the years of the depression, because Preminger had a lucky hand in choosing good plays and directing them well.

Father of screenwriter Ingo Preminger.

(1941). Stage Play: In Time to Come. Drama. Written by Howard Koch and John Huston. Directed by Otto Preminger. Mansfield Theatre: 28 Dec 1941- 31 Jan 1942 (40 performances). Cast: Maurice Burke, Alexander Clark (as "Dr. Cary Grayson"), Russell Collins (as "Col. House"), Philip Coolidge (as "Smith"), Richard Gaines (as "Woodrow Wilson"), Robert Gray, James Gregory (as "Dillan"), Nedda Harrigan (as "Edith Bolling Wilson"), William Harrigan (as "Tumulty"), House Jameson (as "Sen. Lodge"), Harold J. Kennedy (as "Terry"), John M. Kline (as "Henry White"), Arnold Korff (as "Monsieur Pichon"), Edgar Mason (as "Price"), Randolph Preston, Joseph Quaranto, Bernard Randall (as "Judge Brandeis"), Rene Roberti, Vincenzo Rocco (as "Signor Orlando"), Guy Sorel (as "Clemenceau"), Harold Young (as "Lloyd George"). Produced by Otto Preminger.

(1939). Stage Play: Margin for Error. Melodrama. Written by Clare Boothe Luce. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Assistant to Mr. Oenslager: Isaac Benesch. Directed by Otto Preminger. Plymouth Theatre: 3 Nov 1939- 1 Jun 1940 (closing date unknown/264 performances). Cast: Sam Levene (as "Officer Finkelstein"), Otto Preminger (as "Karl Baumer"), Matt Briggs (as "Otto B. Horst"), Elspeth Eric (as "Sophie Baumer"), Leif Erickson (as "Thomas S. Denny"), Bramwell Fletcher (as "Baron Max von Alvenstor"), Bert Lytell (as "Dr. Jennings"), Edward McNamara (as "Capt. Mulrooney"), Evelyn Wahl. Replacement cast: Philip Coolidge (as "Otto B. Horst"), Hugh Marlowe (as "Thomas S. Denny"), William Mendrek (as "Captain Mulrooney"). Produced by Richard Aldrich and Richard Myers.

Stage: Produced / directed "The Moon Is Blue" on Broadway.

(1940). Stage Play: My Dear Children. Comedy/farce. Written by Catherine Turney and Jerry Horwin. Music by Maurice Nitke. Directed by Otto Preminger. Belasco Theatre: 31 Jan 1940- 18 May 1940 (117 performances). Cast: John Barrymore (as "Allan Manville") [final Broadway role], Tala Birell (as "Felice/Countess de Britonne"), George Reynolds (as "Titcomb"), Patricia Waters (as "Portia Trent"), Stiano Braggiotti (as "Jacques Korbi"), Leo Chalzel (as "Ernst Van Betke"), Doris Dudley (as "Cordelia Clark"), Lois Hall (as "Miranda Burton"), Roland Hogue (as "Albert'), Otto Hulett (as "Reed Hanson"), Arnold Korff (as "Kleinbach"), Phillip Reed (as "Willard Nelson"), Kenneth Treseder (as "Lee Stevenson"). Produced by Richard Aldrich and Richard Myers.

(1940). Stage Play: Cue for Passion. Drama. Written by Edward Chodorov and H.S. Kraft. Directed by Otto Preminger. Royale Theatre: 19 Dec 1940- 28 Dec 1940 (12 performances). Cast: Albert Bergh (as "Doctor"), Whit Bissell (as "Harkrider"), Edward Butler (as "Commissioner"), Clay Clement (as "Marvin A. Mallett"), Thomas Coley (as "Dave Herrick"), Bert Conway (as "Bellboy"), George Coulouris (as "John Elliott"), Philip Faversham (as "Photographer"), Mel Ferrer (as "Reporter"), Edward Forbes (as "Detective"), Lauren Gilbert (as "Herbert Lee Phillips"), Douglas Gilmore (as "Hughes, D.A."), Edwin Gordon (as "Detective"), Wilton Graff (as "Gen. Escobar"), Harold Grau (as "Florist"), Peter Gregg (as "Waiter"), Roland Hogue (as "Maitre d'Hotel"), Oskar Karlweis (as "Paul Albert Keppler") [Broadway debut], Leonard Keith (as "Photographer / Waiter"), Ralph Locke (as "Clifford Gates"), Ellen Love (as "Reporter"), Scott Moore (as "Detective"), Russell Morrison (as "Medical Examiner"), John Neilan (as "Reporter"), Claire Niesen (as "Ann Bailey"), Doris Nolan (as "Vivienne Ames"), Guy J. Sampsel (as "Mr. Clark"), Clare Saunders (as "Elsie"), Fred F. Sears (as "Reporter"), Gale Sondergaard (as "Frances Chapman"), Lili Valenty (as "Ilsa Keppler"). Produced by Richard Aldrich and Richard Meyers.

(1935). Stage Play: Libel. Directed by Otto Preminger.

(1941). Stage Play: The More the Merrier. Written by Frank Gabrielson and Irving Pincus. Directed by Otto Preminger. Cort Theatre: 15 Sep 1941- 27 Sep 1941 (16 performances). Cast: James Albert (as "Second State Trooper"), Frank Albertson (as "Daniel Finch"), John Barnes, Max Beck (as "Mr. Jupiter"), Ralph Chambers (as "Fat Man"), Herbert Duffy, Lee Frederick, Will Geer (as "Forrest Lockhart"), Robert Gray, Teddy Hart (as "Al Goblin"), Louis Hector, Dorrit Kelton (as "Miss Craig"), Grace McDonald (as "Bugs Saunders") [final Broadway role], John McKee, Doro Merande (as "Miss Hogben"), Millard Mitchell (as "Harry Scravvis"), Scott Moore (as "Bus Driver"), Mrs. Priestly Morrison (as "Mrs. Cartwright"), J.C. Nugent (as "Senator Broderick"), Daniele Porise (as "Sinister Man"), Jack Riano, Guy Sampsel (as "Mr. Dewey"), Lucia Seger (as "Mrs. Keek"), G. Albert Smith (as "Doc Strube"), Jane Standish (as "Mrs. Dewey"), Brenda Struck (as "Lucille Keek"), Arnold Saint Subber (as "Young Man with a Radio"), Keenan Wynn (as "Joseph Dolma"). Produced by Otto Preminger and Norman Pincus.

(1951). Stage Play: Four Twelves Are 48. Comedy. Written by Joseph Kesselring. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Otto Preminger. 48th Street Theatre: 17 Jan 1951- 18 Jan 1951 (2 performances). Cast: Pat Crowley (as "Dorothy Bawke"), Royal Dano (as "Joe Hungry Horse"), Ludwig Donath (as "Anton"), Jane Du Frayne (as "Philippa Bawke"), Billy James (as "Jerry"), Rosetta LeNoire (as "Rose Bolton"), Doro Merande (as "Jane Dupre"), Eulabelle Moore (as "Calendula Watkins"), Mrs. Priestly Morrison (as "Mrs. Kelly"), Anne Revere (as "Nellie Bawke"), Joshua Shelley (as "Mischa Cogn"), Hiram Sherman (as "Philip Dupre"), Morton Stevens (as "Dr." Berrystone"), Ruth Taylor (as "Mary Bawke"), Ernest Truex (as "Uncle Snake Tooth"). Produced by Richard Aldrich, Richard Meyers, Otto L. Preminger and Julius Fleischmann.

(1938). Stage Play: Outward Bound. Drama (revival). Written by Sutton Vane. Directed by Otto Preminger. Playhouse Theatre: 22 Dec 1938- 22 Jul 1939 (255 performances). Cast: Florence Reed (as "Mrs. Clivedon-Banks"), Laurette Taylor (as "Mrs. Midget"), Thomas Chalmers (as "Rev. Frank Thomson"), Helen Chandler (as "Ann"), Morgan Farley (as "Scrubby"), Bramwell Fletcher (as "Mr. Prior"), Louis Hector (as "Mr. Lingley"), Alexander Kirkland (as "Henry"), Vincent Price (as "Rev. William Duke"). Produced by The Playhouse Company.


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