The life and films of iconic producer. director, and actor Otto Preminger are depicted through clips from his films and interviews with co-workers.

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Burgess Meredith narrates this exhaustive documentary of filmmaker Otto Preminger, an iconic producer, director, and actor, whose career spanned the Golden Age in Hollywood in the 40s to the international movie scene of the 70s. Scenes from classic films like "Laura," Anatomy of a Murder," "Exodus," and "Advise and Consent" are shown along with such co-workers as Saul Bass, Vincent Price, Deborah Kerr, Michael Caine, Frank Sinatra, and James Stewart. Over a long career Preminger managed to maintain his artistic integrity as well as push the limits of censorship and the Hollywood Backlist. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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28 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Otto Preminger: Anatomie eines Filmemachers  »

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Although they are billed, Leo Jaffe, Jack Haley, Jr., Jose Ferrer, and Joseph L. Makiewicz are omitted from the 119 minute version. See more »

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Narrator: You could say that Otto Preminger's career began here - here in the National Library of Vienna.
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Laura
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