Erich Pommer

Erich Pommer

Additional Names: Eric Pommer (Weiterer Name)
Produzent, Produktionsleitung
*20.07.1889 Hildesheim; †08.05.1966 Woodland Hills, Kalifornien, USA

Biography

Erich Pommer was born on July 20th 1889 in Hildesheim. After an apprenticeship as an business staffer, he started his career in motion pictures as early as 1907, when he worked for the Berlin office of French film company Gaumont.

After completing military service, Pommer was hired by Eclair in 1912. There he established himself quickly, and in 1915 he became co-founder of Decla-Filmgesellschaft Holz & Co in Berlin. Under his supervision, Decla started to produce serials of a vast variety, including detective stories, melodramas and romances.

After serving – and being wounded – in the First World War, Pommer returned to Berlin in 1916. The following years marked Pommer's raise as an ambitious producer who constantly pushed the envelope: With "Die Spinnen" and "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari" he made Decla the home for exceptionally gifted directors like Fritz Lang and Robert Wiene. To fulfil his aim of establishing a German film industry which could compete with Hollywood on an artistic, technical and commercial level, he continuously was on the look for new talent. His vision led to lasting creative relationships with maverick directors like Lang and Murnau, with whom Pommer shaped the face of Weimar Cinema as it is remembered and renowned today. But after he virtually saved the ailing Ufa during the transition to sound, Pommer was forced out immediately by the company's owners when the Nazi government started prosecuting Jewish personnel in the film industry in 1933.

Forced to leave Germany, he went into exile in France and England, and finally arrived in Hollywood. Pommer continued to work in production, but he could never again fulfil his own ambitions in the way he did during the 1920s. After a brief and disillusioning stint in post-war Germany – where he returned as an US Army officer – he settled in the United States for good.

Erich Pommer, probably the most influential and imaginative producer in the history of German cinema, died on May 8th 1966 in Woodland Hills, California.

Filmography

1954/1955 Kinder, Mütter und ein General
Producer
 
1953/1954 Eine Liebesgeschichte
Producer
 
1952 Illusion in Moll
Producer
 
1951/1952 Nachts auf den Straßen
Producer
 
1937 Farewell Again
Producer
 
1934 Music In the Air
Producer
 
1934 Liliom
Producer
 
1932/1933 The Only Girl
Producer
 
1932/1933 Moi et l'Impératrice
Producer
 
1932/1933 Ich und die Kaiserin
Producer
 
1932/1933 F.P. 1
Producer
 
1932 I.F. 1 ne répond plus
Producer
 
1932 F.P. 1 antwortet nicht
Producer
 
1932 Ich bei Tag und Du bei Nacht
Producer
 
1932 Ein blonder Traum
Producer
 
1932 Quick
Producer
 
1932 Quick
Producer
 
1932 Schuß im Morgengrauen
Producer
 
1932 Early to Bed
Producer
 
1932 Happy Ever After
Producer
 
1932 A moi le jour, à toi la nuit
Producer
 
1932 Un rêve blond
Producer
 
1931/1932 Congress Dances
Producer
 
1931/1932 Le vainqueur
Producer
 
1931/1932 Der Sieger
Producer
 
1931/1932 Zwei Herzen und ein Schlag
Producer
 
1931/1932 Stürme der Leidenschaft
Producer
 
1931 Der Kongreß tanzt
Producer
 
1931 Le congrès s'amuse
Producer
 
1931 Bomben auf Monte Carlo
Producer
 
1931 Autour d'une enquête
Producer
 
1931 Voruntersuchung
Producer
 
1931 Tumultes
Producer
 
1931 Le capitaine Craddock
Producer
 
1930/1931 Monte Carlo Madness
Producer
 
1930/1931 La fille et le garçon
Producer
 
1930/1931 Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht
Producer
 
1930/1931 Flagrant délit
Producer
 
1930 Die Drei von der Tankstelle
Producer
 
1930 Hokuspokus
Producer
 
1930 Einbrecher
Producer
 
1930 Liebling der Götter
Producer
 
1930 Le chemin du paradis
Producer
 
1929/1930 The Love Waltz
Producer
 
1929/1930 The Blue Angel
Producer
 
1929/1930 Der blaue Engel
Producer
 
1929/1930 Liebeswalzer
Producer
 
1929 Melodie des Herzens
Producer
 
1928/1929 Die wunderbare Lüge der Nina Petrowna
Producer
 
1928/1929 Asphalt
Producer
 
1928 Ungarische Rhapsodie
Producer
 
1928 Heimkehr
Producer
 
1927 Barbed Wire
Producer
 
1926/1927 Hotel Imperial
Producer
 
1925/1926 Metropolis
Producer
 
1925/1926 Faust
Producer
 
1925/1926 Die Brüder Schellenberg
Producer
 
1925/1926 Der Geiger von Florenz
Producer
 
1925/1926 Der rosa Diamant
Producer
 
1925/1926 Manon Lescaut
Producer
 
1925 Ein Walzertraum
Producer
 
1925 Varieté
Producer
 
1925 Tartüff
Producer
 
1924/1925 Die Prinzessin und der Geiger
Producer
 
1924/1925 Der Turm des Schweigens
Producer
 
1924 Der letzte Mann
Producer
 
1924 Dekameron-Nächte
Producer
 
1923/1924 Die Finanzen des Großherzogs
Producer
 
1923/1924 Michael
Producer
 
1923-1925 Zur Chronik von Grieshuus
Producer
 
1923 Der verlorene Schuh
Producer
 
1923 Die Austreibung. Die Macht der zweiten Frau
Producer
 
1923 Seine Frau, die Unbekannte
Producer
 
1922/1923 Die Prinzessin Suwarin
Producer
 
1922/1923 Der steinerne Reiter
Producer
 
1922/1923 Ein Glas Wasser
Producer, Unit production manager
 
1922-1924 Die Nibelungen. 2. Teil: Kriemhilds Rache
Producer
 
1922-1924 Die Nibelungen (2 Teile)
Producer
 
1922-1924 Die Nibelungen. 1. Teil: Siegfried
Producer
 
1922 Phantom
Producer
 
1922 Tiefland
Producer
 
1921/1922 Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler II: Inferno. Ein Spiel von Menschen unserer Zeit
Producer
 
1921/1922 Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler I: Der große Spieler. Ein Bild der Zeit
Producer
 
1921 Zirkus des Lebens
Producer
 
1921 Der müde Tod
Producer
 
1921 Der Roman der Christine von Herre
Producer
 
1921 Das Mädchen, das wartet
Producer
 
1921 Schloß Vogelöd
Producer
 
1921 Unrecht Gut
Producer
 
1921 Violet
Producer
 
1921 Der ewige Fluch
Producer
 
1921 Hazard
Producer
 
1920/1921 Die Goldmine von Sar-Khin
Producer
 
1920/1921 Der Mann im Dunkel
Producer
 
1920/1921 Kämpfende Herzen
Producer
 
1920/1921 Das Geheimnis von Bombay. Das Abenteuer einer Nacht
Producer
 
1920 Das Zeichen des Malayen
Producer
 
1920 Das Haupt des Juarez. Ein Furioso in 5 Akten und einem Vorspiel
Producer
 
1920 Die Nacht der Königin Isabeau
Producer
 
1920 Der Richter von Zalamea
Producer
 
1920 Die verbotene Stadt
Producer
 
1920 Genuine
Producer
 
1920 Der Januskopf
Producer
 
1920 Die Jagd nach dem Tode
Producer
 
1920 Die Kwannon von Okadera
Producer
 
1920 Toteninsel
Producer
 
1920 Die Augen der Maske
Producer
 
1920 Die Dreizehn aus Stahl
Producer
 
1920 Maulwürfe
Producer
 
1919/1920 Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Producer
 
1919/1920 Die Spinnen. 2. Teil: Das Brillantenschiff
Producer
 
1919/1920 Frauenruhm
Producer
 
1919/1920 Die Spinnen (2 Teile)
Producer
 
1919 Der Weg, der zur Verdammnis führt. 2. Hyänen der Lust
Producer
 
1919 Harakiri
Producer
 
1919 Das ewige Rätsel
Producer
 
1919 Die Spinnen. 1. Teil: Der goldene See
Producer
 
1919 Die Frau mit den Orchideen
Producer
 
1919 Die blonde Loo
Producer
 
1919 Der falsche Schein
Producer
 
1919 Die Ehe der Frau Mary
Producer
 
1919 Halbblut
Producer
 
1919 Opfer
Producer
 
1919 Die Pest in Florenz
Producer
 
1919 Wolkenbau und Flimmerstern
Producer
 
1919 Die Insel der Glücklichen
Producer
 
1918/1919 Der Weg, der zur Verdammnis führt. 1. Das Schicksal der Aenne Wolter
Producer
 
1918/1919 Bettler-G.m.b.H.
Producer
 
1918/1919 Die Rache ist mein
Producer
 
1918 Bergfrühling
Producer
 
1918 In den wilden Schroffen des Hochgebirges
Producer
 
1918 Das Glück der Frau Beate
Producer
 
1918 Harry wird Millionär
Producer
 
1918 Der Cowboy
Producer
 
1918 Arme Lena!
Producer
 
1918 Clown Charly
Producer
 
1918 Frau Gräfin
Producer
 
1918 Die Frauen des Josias Grafenreuth
Producer
 
1918 Baronesse und Vetter Fritz
Producer
 
1918 Das bemooste Haupt
Producer
 
1918 Die fromme Helene
Producer
 
1918 Harry als Wachsfigur
Producer
 
1918 Harry als Detektiv
Producer
 
1918 Die Sünde
Producer
 
1918 Hanne und ihre drei Freier
Producer
 
1918 Harry lernt Billardspielen
Producer
 
1918 Lebendig tot
Producer
 
1918 Marionetten des Hasses
Producer
 
1918 Inge
Producer
 
1918 Harry will energisch werden
Producer
 
1918 Hotel Wasserhose
Producer
 
1918 Harrys Glücksschirm
Producer
 
1918 Harry lernt gruseln
Producer
 
1918 Der Volontär
Producer
 
1918 Der Wilderer
Producer
 
1918 Die Krone des Lebens
Producer
 
1918 Das Lied der Mutter
Producer
 
1917/1918 Das verwunschene Schloß
Producer
 
1917/1918 Baroneßchen auf Strafurlaub
Producer
 
1917/1918 Genie und Liebe
Producer
 
1917/1918 Harry wird Familienvater
Producer
 
1917/1918 Heide-Gretel
Producer
 
1917/1918 Die Kraft des Michael Argobast
Producer
 
1917 Harry als Badeengel
Producer
 
1917 Zwei blaue Jungen
Producer
 
1917 Und wenn ich lieb' nimm Dich in acht...!
Producer
 
1917 Der Königssee
Producer
 
1917 Das Goldfischchen
Producer
 
1917 Die Glaswand
Producer
 
1917 Das Defizit
Producer
 
1917 Die Königstochter von Travankore
Producer
 
1917 Der Mann im Havelock
Producer
 
1917 Die Tochter der Gräfin Stachowska
Producer
 
1917 Harry lernt radfahren
Producer
 
1917 Das Buch des Lasters
Producer
 
1917 Der Jubiläumspreis
Producer
 
1917 Das Spiel vom Tode
Producer
 
1917 Das Mädel von nebenan
Producer
 
1917 Frühling und Tod
Producer
 
1917 Der Fremde
Producer
 
1917 Das Hochzeitsgeschenk
Producer
 
1917 Doktor Lauffen
Producer
 
1917 Die gute Partie
Producer
 
1917 Die Faust des Schicksals
Producer
 
1917 Tot und lebendig
Producer
 
1917 Komtesse Hanne
Producer
 
1916/1917 Die Spinne
Producer
 
1916/1917 Dummy sucht seinen Verstand
Producer
 
1916/1917 Der Schwur der Renate Rabenau
Producer
 
1916/1917 Wenn die Lawinen stürzen
Producer
 
1916/1917 Wer küßt mich?
Producer
 
1916 Der Tod des Erasmus
Producer
 
1916 Das Lied des Lebens
Producer
 
1916 Der Thug. Im Dienste der Todesgöttin
Producer
 
1916 Alwin Neuß, der beliebte Charakterdarsteller, der gleichzeitig auch die künstlerische Inszenierung seiner Films in Händen hat
Producer
 
1916 Streichhölzer, kauft Streichhölzer!
Producer
 
1916 Der Weg der Tränen
Producer
 
1916 Dynamit
Producer
 
1916 Das Licht im Dunkeln
Producer
 
1916 Das Geheimnis des Sees
Producer
 
1916 Komtesse Hella
Producer
 
1916 Papa soll nicht heiraten
Producer
 
1915/1916 Die Stimme des Toten
Producer
 
1915 Der Herr ohne Wohnung
Producer
 
1915 Der Barbier von Filmersdorf
Producer
 
1915 O diese Männer
Producer
 
1915 Die Masuren
Producer
 
1915 Ein Schrei in der Nacht
Producer
 
1915 Das Gewissen
Producer
 
1915 Carl und Carla
Producer
 
1915 Wien in Kriegszeiten
Producer
 
1915 Berlin im Kriegsjahr
Producer
 
1915 Brot!
Producer
 
1915 Die Goldquelle
Producer
 
1915 Der Glaube siegt. Ein Legendenspiel
Producer