Up 8,503 this week

Edgar G. Ulmer (1904–1972)

Edgar G. Ulmer was born on September 17, 1904 in Olmütz, Moravia, Austria-Hungary as Edgar George Ulmer. He was a director and writer, known for The Black Cat (1934), Detour (1945) and People on Sunday (1930). He was married to Shirley Ulmer and Joan Warner. He died on September 30, 1972 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

IMDb Picks: October

Of course the return of "The Walking Dead" is on our radar this month. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

Related News

The Forgotten: Paul Wendkos' "The Burglar" (1957)
That’s Sexploitation!
| Trailers from Hell

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1072 people
created 28 Sep 2010
a list of 35 people
created 12 Aug 2014
a list of 250 people
created 26 Nov 2014
a list of 35 people
created 15 Jul 2015

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Edgar G. Ulmer's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

The Black Cat
The Black Cat Director
Detour Director
People on Sunday
People on Sunday Director
The Strange Woman


Hide Hide Show Show Director (56 credits)
 2000 Swiss Family Robinson: Lost in the Jungle (TV Movie) (unconfirmed)
 1964 The Cavern
 1959 The Perjurer
 1959 Hannibal
 1959 The Naked Venus (as Ove H. Sehested)
 1952 Babes in Bagdad (US version)
 1950 So Young So Bad (uncredited)
 1948 Ruthless
 1947 Carnegie Hall
 1946 The Strange Woman (as Edgar Ulmer)
 1945 Detour
 1945 Club Havana
 1944 Bluebeard
 1944 Minstrel Man (uncredited)
 1943 Jive Junction
 1942 Prisoner of Japan (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1941 Another to Conquer (Short)
 1940 Cloud in the Sky (Documentary short)
 1940 Diagnostic Procedures in Tuberculosis (Documentary short) (as Edgar G. Ulmer PhD)
 1940 Goodbye, Mr. Germ (Short)
 1940 They Do Come Back (Documentary short)
 1939 Let My People Live (Documentary short)
 1938 La vida bohemia (uncredited)
 1937 Green Fields
 1935 From Nine to Nine (as Edgar George Ulmer)
 1934 Thunder Over Texas (as John Warner)
 1934 The Black Cat
 1933 Mr. Broadway (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1933 Damaged Lives
 1933 Mussolini Speaks (Documentary) (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (19 credits)
Show Show Art department (16 credits)
Show Show Producer (12 credits)
Show Show Production designer (12 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (7 credits)
Show Show Art director (5 credits)
Show Show Production manager (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Costume designer (1 credit)
Show Show Editorial department (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Set decorator (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Set designer (w/Rochus Gliese) for "Die Verbrecher" in Berlin, Germany. Written by Ferdinand Bruckner. Directed by Max Reinhardt. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 16 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edgar G. Ulmer PhD | Ove H. Sehested | Edgar George Ulmer | Edgar Georg Ulmer | Edgar Ulmer | John Warner

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[explaining why he refused offers to direct at the big Hollywood studios and instead stayed at lowly PRC] I didn't want to be ground up in the Hollywood hash machine. See more »


Despite being the resident "artist" at PRC, after signing his long-term contract with the studio it immediately assigned Ulmer to direct a series of short subjects produced by the R. Wolff Advertising Agency for Coca-Cola. The project took some five months and kept him busy while the studio was involved in a substantial upgrade resulting from its purchase of various bankrupt properties along "... See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
The 'blacklisted in Hollywood' story doesn't add up gerardjones
Discuss Edgar G. Ulmer on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page