Pommer, Erich

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Pommer, Erich Gender: M
born on 20 July 1889 at 17:45 (= 5:45 PM )
Place Hildesheim, Germany, 52n09, 9e57
Timezone LMT m9e57 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°05' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°15 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 22°07'

Erich Pommer (at left, with Carl Zuckmayer and Emil Jannings in 1929)


German-born film producer and executive, perhaps the most powerful person in the German and European Film Industries in the 1920s and early 1930s.

As producer, Erich Pommer was involved in the German Expressionist film movement during the silent era. As the head of production at Decla Film, Decla-Bioscop and from 1924 to 1926 at UFA Pommer was 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 to help rebuild the German film industry after the war. He died on 8 May 1966 in Los Angeles, aged 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Vandal, Marcel (born 1 March 1882)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Erich Pommer: ein Produzent macht Filmgeschichte" by Wolfgang Jacobsen (Argon, 1989), p. 10: ". . . der Kaufmann Gustav Pommer, wohnhaft zu Hildesheim, Altpetristraße 9, mosaischer Religion, und zeigte an, daß von der Anna Pommer geborene Jacobson, seiner Ehefrau, mosaischer Religion, wohnhaft bei ihm, zu Hildesheim in seiner Wohnung am zwanzigsten Juli des Jahres tausend achthundertachtzigundneun Nachmittags um fünf dreiviertel Uhr ein Kind männlichen Geschlechts geboren worden sei, welches den Vornamen Erich erhalten habe." [Abridged translation: To the merchant Gustav Pommer, of the Jewish religion, and Anna Pommer Jacobson, his wife, residing with him at Hildesheim in his apartment on July twentieth of the year eighteen eighty-nine was born a male child in the afternoon at five three-quarter o'clock, named Erich.]


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (German expatriate to USA)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Film)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession