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Erich Pommer Net Worth

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Erich Pommer (July 20, 1889 – May 8, 1966) was a German-born film producer and executive. Pommer was the most important person in the German and European Film Industries in the 1920s and 1930s. He was involved in the German Expressionist film movement during the silent era as the head of production at Decla, Decla-Bioscop and from 1924 to 1926 at Ufa responsible for many of the best known movies of the Weimar Republic such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), Die Nibelungen (1924), Michael (1924), Der Letzte Mann / The Last Laugh (1924), Variety (1925), Tartuffe (1926), Manon Lescaut (1926) Faust (1926), Metropolis (1927) and The Blue Angel (1930). He later worked in American exile before returning to Germany for a time after the war.
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Date Of BirthJuly 20, 1889
Died1966-05-08
Place Of BirthHildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany
Height5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Weight73 pounds
ProfessionProducer, Writer, Director
Star SignCancer
#Fact
1Having resided continuously in the United States since 1939, Pommer and his wife became naturalized American citizens in 1944. He changed his name to Eric Pommer to reflect his new nationality.
2In addition to his extensive interest in innovations of movie technology and content, Erich Pommer sponsored young filmmakers and always supported the professional training and further education of his employees. Therefore, in 1998, the Erich Pommer Institut was founded in Potsdam-Babelsberg as an educational center for media law, media management, and media research, for film, television, music, games, and mobile media. Each year, EPI organizes and hosts close to 40 seminars, workshops, conferences and panels in Germany, Canada, and the US. The institute also operates as a think tank, where creative solutions are developed scientifically for media management, media policy, and media education, with a focus on media convergence.
3When Pare Lorentz resigned from the War Department in mid-1947, Pommer took over responsibility for supervising the completion of the documentary film Nürnberg und seine Lehre (1948). At the time, Pommer was the highest-ranking film control officer of the Office of Military Government in Germany, responsible for the post-war reconstruction of the German film industry. Producer Stuart Schulberg regularly consulted with Pommer during the final months of the production, and the two men became close friends.
4Together with Charles Laughton, Pommer discovered Maureen O'Hara, casting her in Alfred Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn (1939). Interviewed by Herbert G. Luft in 1959 for Films in Review, Maureen told him: "(Pommer) and his wife treated me like a daughter. In the two films I did for him he watched out for me in every way -- from my wardrobe and hair-do to the camera set-ups".
5In his biography "Ich hab für euch gespielt", Paul Hörbiger reports that he was in the big ballroom dance scene for The Congress Dances (1932). Producer Erich Pommer, who closely supervised all of his productions, was also on the set. Part of a burning carbon rod from an arc light fell among the actors. One dancer's costume burst into flame. Pommer was the first to react, attempting to tear off the burning fabric and beat out the flames. He suffered severe burns on both his hands but was unable to save the young dancer who died two days later. The highly publicized incident had a worldwide effect, causing arc lamp manufacturers to implement safety measures and fabric mills to add flame retardant to their synthetic fabrics.
6Known as a versatile, canny entrepreneur with astute business acumen, and the ability to keep a tight rein on temperamental stars and directors from Marlene Dietrich to Josef von Sternberg.
7Discovered 16-year old Maureen O'Hara, signing her to a 7-year personal contract, which he later sold to RKO.
8Worked in a Berlin men's furnishings store, before joining Gaumont in Berlin (1907-1912). Became head of their Central European office in 1909. Moved to Eclair in 1913. Served in the German Army during World War I, but injuries suffered in action returned him to Berlin in 1916, where he was made responsible for training recruits and later worked for the Office for Film and Picture (Bufa) at the German War Ministry. Founded Decla (Deutsche Eclair) company in 1915. After 1919, Decla acquired Bioscope and was later merged into Ufa in 1923, with Pommer joining the board of directors and working as producer until he resigned in 1926. After working 2 years in Hollywood for Paramount and MGM, he returned to UFA in 1927 to introduce organizational and technical innovations from Hollywood, such as the use of shooting schedules and camera crane cars. Pommer was a pioneer of sound film in Germany and of multiple language versions as a means to cope with selling big productions to different countries. In 1933 he fled the Nazis and had lengthy exile in Paris before returning to Hollywood. Worked in London with Alexander Korda and co-founded Mayflower Pictures with Charles Laughton. From 1946 to 1949 oversaw the rebuilding of the German film industry, before moving back to Hollywood.
9Started his career in cinema in 1907 in the Berlin branch of Gaumont.
10In 1951 he founded the "Intercontinental Film GmbH" in Munich where he made some remarkable movies: (Nachts auf den Strassen (1951) Kinder, Mütter und ein General (1955). But the restrictions forced upon him led to his return to California. Physically badly shaky - a leg was amputated and therefore he was confined to a wheelchair - his career as a producer ended.
11When World War II broke out he was located in New York and had to remain in the USA. After some movies he became seriously ill in 1941, his contract with RKO wasn't renewed. In 1944 he got American nationality. Pommer got into financial difficulties and lived off the proceeds from the sale of personal valuables. They also helped two close friends, Fred Pinkus (a former business manager from Berlin) and his wife, silent movie star Eliza La Porta, who bought china ware and glasses and then hand-painted them to sell to the higher-class department stores. Pommer's wife helped with the painting, and Pommer alternated with Pinkus to work the drying oven in Pinkus' garage.
121955 Golden Globe Award Best Picture for "Kinder, Muetter, und ein General"
131989 Retrospective (International Filmfestival Berlin).
141953 German Film Award for "Nachts auf den Strassen".
15Father of Hans-Eckardt Hermann Pommer (born 26 February 1916) who changed his name to John E. Pommer in 1939.

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Augen der Maske1920producer
Die Nacht der Königin Isabeau1920producer
Das Zeichen des Malayen1920producer
Das Blut der Ahnen1920producer
Der Richter von Zalamea1920producer
Die Jagd nach dem Tode1920producer
Die Jagd nach dem Tode 2.Teil: Die verbotene Stadt1920producer
Die Tophar-Mumie1920producer
Der siebente Tag1920producer
Genuine1920producer
Der Januskopf1920producer
Die Frau im Himmel1920producer
Sieger Tod1920producer
Johannes Goth1920producer
Frauenruhm1920producer
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari1920producer - uncredited
Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff1920producer
Opfer1920producer
Die Frau mit den Orchideen1919producer
Die Rache ist mein1919/Iproducer
Wolkenbau und Flimmerstern1919producer
Harakiri1919producer
Der falsche Schein1919producer
Der Totentanz1919producer
Die Pest in Florenz1919producer
Das ewige Rätsel1919producer
Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See1919producer
Der Herr der Liebe1919producer
Die Insel der Glücklichen1919producer
Bettler GmbH1919producer
Halbblut1919producer
Hotel Wasserhose1919Short producer
Der Weg, der zur Verdammnis führt, 2.Teil - Hyänen der Lust1919producer
Das Glück der Frau Beate1918producer
Baronesse und Vetter Fritz1918Short producer
Der Volontär1918producer
Frau Gräfin1918Short producer
Hanne und ihre drei Freier1918Short producer
Die fromme Helene1918Short producer
Inge1918Short producer
Harry wird Millionär1918Short producer
Lebendig tot1918producer
Das verwunschene Schloß1918producer
Heide-Gretel1918Short producer
Komtesse Hanne1918Short producer
Das Buch des Lasters1917producer
Das Spiel vom Tode1917producer
Der Jubiläumspreis1917producer
Die Faust des Schicksals1917producer
Zwei blaue Jungen1917producer
Die gute Partie1917producer
Die Tochter der Gräfin Stachowska1917producer
Und wenn ich lieb' nimm dich in acht...!1917producer
Der Fremde1917Short producer
Das Mädel von nebenan1917Short producer
Wenn die Lawinen stürzen1917Short producer
Wer küßt mich?1917Short producer
Der Schwur der Renate Rabenau1917Short producer
Papa soll nicht heiraten1916Short producer
Das Licht im Dunkeln1916producer
Der Tod des Erasmus1916producer
Komtesse Hella1916producer
Das Geheimnis des Sees1916producer
Der Weg der Tränen1916producer
Der Thug. Im Dienste der Todesgöttin1916producer
Streichhölzer, kauft Streichhölzer!1916producer
Dynamit1916producer
Berlin im Kriegsjahr1915Documentary short producer
Die Goldquelle1915producer
Der Herr ohne Wohnung1915Short producer
Der Barbier von Flimersdorf1915producer
O diese Männer1915producer
Die Masuren1915Short producer
Brot!1915Short producer
Der Todesritt auf dem Riesenrad1915Short producer
Ein Schritt vom Weg1914Short producer
Zwischen zwei Feuern1914Short producer
Tabak und Liebe1913Short producer
Das Geheimnis der Lüfte1913co-producer
Kinder, Mütter und ein General1955producer
A Love Story1954producer
Illusion in Moll1952producer
The Mistress1952producer
They Knew What They Wanted1940producer
Dance, Girl, Dance1940producer
Jamaica Inn1939producer
Sidewalks of London1938producer
The Beachcomber1938producer
Troopship1937producer
Fire Over England1937producer
Music in the Air1934producer
The Only Girl1934producer
Liliom1934producer
On a volé un homme1934producer
Early to Bed1933producer
F. P. 1 Doesn't Answer1933producer
I.F.1 ne répond plus1933producer
Ich und die Kaiserin1933producer
À moi le jour, à toi la nuit1932producer - uncredited
F.P.1 Doesn't Answer1932producer
Ich bei Tag und du bei Nacht1932producer
Un rêve blond1932producer
A Blonde Dream1932producer
A Blonde Dream1932producer
Quick1932/IIproducer
Quick1932/Iproducer
Schuß im Morgengrauen1932line producer
The Congress Dances1932producer
Tumultes1932producer
Le vainqueur1932producer
Monte Carlo Madness1932producer
Liebe ist Liebe1932producer
Two Hearts Beat as One1932producer
Stürme der Leidenschaft1932producer
Le capitaine Craddock1931producer
Le congrès s'amuse1931producer
Der Kongreß tanzt1931producer
Bombs Over Monte Carlo1931producer
Autour d'une enquête1931producer
Voruntersuchung1931producer
Flagrant délit1931producer
Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht1931producer
Murder for Sale1930producer
The Blue Angel1930producer
Le chemin du paradis1930producer - as Eric Pommer
The Temporary Widow1930producer
Liebling der Götter1930producer
Die Drei von der Tankstelle1930producer - uncredited
The Love Waltz1930producer
The Blue Angel1930producer
Liebeswalzer1930producer
Melody of the Heart1929producer
Alraune1929producer
Die wunderbare Lüge der Nina Petrowna1929producer
Asphalt1929producer
Ungarische Rhapsodie1928producer
Homecoming1928producer
Das Spreewaldmädel1928producer
Spies1928producer
Mockery1927producer
Barbed Wire1927producer - uncredited
California1927producer - uncredited
The Demi-Bride1927supervising producer - uncredited
Metropolis1927producer
Hotel Imperial1927producer
Faust1926producer
Sein großer Fall1926producer
Der Mann im Feuer1926producer
Die Boxerbraut1926producer
Adventure Mad1926producer
Liebe macht blind1926producer
Two Brothers1926producer
Impetuous Youth1926producer
Der rosa Diamant1926producer
Herrn Filip Collins Abenteuer1926producer
Manon Lescaut1926producer
Mein Freund der Chauffeur1926producer
Das Mädchen mit der Protektion1925producer
Die Frau mit dem schlechten Ruf1925producer
The Waltz Dream1925producer
Tartuffe1925producer
Variety1925producer
The Pleasure Garden1925producer
Eifersucht1925producer
Blitzzug der Liebe1925producer
Die gefundene Braut1925producer
Die Prinzessin und der Geiger1925associate producer
The Love Pirate1925producer
The Chronicles of the Gray House1925producer
Der Turm des Schweigens1925producer
The Last Laugh1924producer
Michael1924producer
Komödie des Herzens1924producer
Decameron Nights1924producer
Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache1924producer - uncredited
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried1924producer
Finances of the Grand Duke1924producer
Der Evangelimann1924producer
Der verlorene Schuh1923producer
Die Austreibung1923Short producer
Seine Frau, die Unbekannte1923producer
Tatjana1923producer
Die Prinzessin Suwarin1923producer
Ein Glas Wasser1923producer
Der steinerne Reiter1923producer
Der Wetterwart1923producer
Tiefland1923producer
Der Ruf des Schicksals1922producer
Phantom1922producer
Luise Millerin1922producer
Der Taugenichts1922producer
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler1922producer
Der brennende Acker1922associate producer / producer
Bardame1922producer
Die Intrigen der Madame de la Pommeraye1922producer
Der ewige Fluch1921producer
Der Mord in der Greenstreet1921producer
Zirkus des Lebens1921producer
Irrende Seelen1921producer
Violet1921producer
Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth1921producer - uncredited
Die schwarze Pantherin1921executive producer
Der müde Tod1921producer
Der Roman der Christine von Herre1921producer
Unrecht Gut1921producer
Das Spiel mit dem Feuer1921producer
Der Erbe der van Diemen1921producer
Hazard1921producer
The Haunted Castle1921producer
Treibende Kraft1921producer
Die Jagd nach dem Tode - 4. Teil: Die Goldmine von Sar-Khin1921producer
Die Jagd nach dem Tode - 3. Teil: Der Mann im Dunkel1921producer
Vier um die Frau1921producer
Die Dreizehn aus Stahl1921producer
Toteninsel1921producer
Das Geheimnis von Bombay1921producer
Das lachende Grauen1920producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sidewalks of London1938writer
Music in the Air1934contributor to treatment and dialogue - uncredited

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beachcomber1938

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
À moi le jour, à toi la nuit1932production manager

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Von Caligari zu Hitler: Das deutsche Kino im Zeitalter der Massen2014DocumentaryHimself
Die UFA1992Documentary

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