Edgar G. Ulmer (1904–1972)


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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 Naked Dawn (1955), Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943) and The Black Cat (1934). He was married to Shirley Ulmer and Joan Warner. He died on September 30, 1972 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Naked Dawn Director
(1955)
(1943)
The Black Cat Director
(1934)
The Light Ahead Director
(1939)

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 2000 Swiss Family Robinson: Lost in the Jungle (TV Movie) (unconfirmed)
 1964 The Cavern
 1959 Hannibal
 1959 The Naked Venus (as Ove H. Sehested)
 1953 Muchachas de Bagdad (co-director)
 1950 So Young So Bad (uncredited)
 1948 Ruthless
 1947 Carnegie Hall
 1946 The Strange Woman (as Edgar Ulmer)
 1945 Club Havana
 1945 Detour
 1944 Bluebeard
 1944 Minstrel Man (uncredited)
 1943 Turbosupercharger: Master of the Skies (Documentary short)
 1943 Jive Junction
 1942 Prisoner of Japan (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1941 Another to Conquer (Short)
 1940 Cloud in the Sky (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
 1936 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)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Directed a 30-minute pilot for a series to be called "Swiss Family Robinson". 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
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Personal Quote:

[explaining how the studio ruined Hannibal (1959)] My nicest scene, they cut out. I could not find any documentation or any explanation why Hannibal didn't take Rome after he defeated the Roman army at Cannae. Hannibal represented a dying civilization, the Carthaginians, and he was tremendously well-educated, knew that his civilization was moribund, was dying, and he also knew that the idea of ... See more »

Trivia:

Ulmer's wife Shirley Ulmer discusses the life and career she shared with him in an interview in Tom Weaver's book "I Was a Monster Movie Maker" (McFarland & Co., 2001). Their daughter Arianne Ulmer shares her memories of Ulmer in Weaver's "Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks" (McFarland & Co., 1998). See more »

Nickname:

The King of PRC

Star Sign:

Virgo

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