Otto Preminger Filmography 1931-1979by jacentko | created - 30 Aug 2011 | updated - 31 Aug 2011 | Public
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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2. The Great Love (1931)
76 min | Drama
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.
3. Under Your Spell (1936)
Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
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.
..as Otto Ludwig Preminger
4. Kidnapped (1938)
Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama
In 1747, young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle Ebenezer who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate.
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.
5. Margin for Error (1943)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, War
It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein is given the duty of guarding the German consulate run by Karl Baumer; neither Moe nor Baumer is too happy with ... See full summary »
6. In the Meantime, Darling (1944)
72 min | Comedy, War
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 ... See full summary »
8. A Royal Scandal (1945)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
10. Centennial Summer (1946)
Approved | 102 min | History, Music, Romance
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.
11. Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford) is a commercial artist living in New York City and having a 'back street' affair with a married lawyer, Dan O'Mara (Dana Andrews), whom she hopes to marry as ... See full summary »
12. Forever Amber (1947)
Approved | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 1,091 | Gross: $16.00M
13. That Lady in Ermine (1948)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
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 ... See full summary »
Votes: 597 | Gross: $1.41M
Ernst Lubitsch died early in production; Otto Preminger completed the film.
14. The Fan (1949)
89 min | Comedy, Romance
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... See full summary »
15. Whirlpool (1949)
Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
16. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
19. Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach (1953)
90 min | Comedy
Actress Patty O'Neill meets playboy architect Donald Gresham on the observation deck of the Empire State Building and accepts his invitation to join him for drinks and dinner in his apartment.
Comedy..Also Known As:The Girl on the Roof
20. The Moon Is Blue (1953)
M/PG | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
22. River of No Return (1954)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The titular 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.
23. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War
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.
25. Saint Joan (1957)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1456, French King Charles VII recalls the story of how he met the seventeen-year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc, entrusted her with the command of the French Army, and ultimately burned her at the stake as a heretic.
26. Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
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.
27. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Not Rated | 161 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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?
Votes: 54,238 | Gross: $11.90M
28. Porgy and Bess (1959)
138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.
30. Advise & Consent (1962)
Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
33. In Harm's Way (1965)
Approved | 165 min | Drama, War
A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Votes: 7,374 | Gross: $4.20M
34. Hurry Sundown (1967)
Approved | 146 min | Drama
Following World War II, a northern cannery negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land 's owned by Julie Warren and has ... See full summary »
Votes: 913 | Gross: $9.00M
35. Skidoo (1968)
R | 98 min | Comedy
Infamous psychedelic all-star comedy about ex-gangster Tony Banks, who's called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks ... See full summary »
36. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
GP | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Junie Moon's face has been disfigured by ill-gotten burns, and depends on her friends and her with to cope. She, Warren, and Arthur leave the hospital - they yearn for independence - and ... See full summary »
38. Rosebud (1975)
PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In a bold coup, a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaire's five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European ... See full summary »
39. The Human Factor (1979)
R | 115 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
When a leak of information in the African Section of British Intelligence is discovered, security man Daintry is brought in to investigate.