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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), Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943) and The Man from Planet X (1951). He was married to Shirley Ulmer and Joan Warner. He died on September 30, 1972 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Black Cat Director
(1934)
(1943)
(1951)
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)
 1952 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 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
 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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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
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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 »

Trivia:

Ulmer found a niche making melodramas on tiny budgets and with often unpromising scripts and actors for Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC), with Ulmer describing himself as "the Frank Capra of PRC". His PRC thriller Detour (1945) has won considerable acclaim as a prime example of low-budget film noir, and it was selected by the Library of Congress among the first group of 100 American films ... See more »

Nickname:

The King of PRC

Star Sign:

Virgo

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