Emeric Pressburger

About Emeric Pressburger

Who is it?: Writer, Producer, Director
Birth Day: 5 December, 1902
Birth Place: Miskolc, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
Died On: 5 February, 1988 at Saxstead, Suffolk, England, UK
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Birth Name: Imre József Pressburger

Emeric Pressburger Net Worth

Educated at the Universities of Prague and Stuttgart, Emeric Pressburger worked as a journalist in Hungary and Germany...
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💰Emeric Pressburger Net worth and Salary

  • The Spy in Black (1939) - £250
  • Contraband (1940) - £1,000
  • One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) - £3,000
  • Squadron Leader X (1943) - £1,500
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) - £2,500 + 12.5% of profits
  • Wanted for Murder (1946) - £175
  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946) - £5,000 + 12.5% of profits
  • The Red Shoes (1948) - 18.75% of profits
  • Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955) - £6,500
  • Men Against Britannia (1957) - £175

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Educated at the Universities of Prague and Stuttgart, Emeric Pressburger worked as a journalist in Hungary and Germany and an author and scriptwriter in Berlin and Paris. He was a Hungarian Jew, chased around Europe (he worked on films for UFA in Berlin and Paris) before World War II, finally finding sanctuary in London--but as a scriptwriter who didn't speak English.

So he taught himself to understand not only the finer nuances of the language but also of the British people. A few lucky breaks and introductions via old friends led to his meeting with "renegade" director Michael Powell.

They then went on to make some of the most interesting (IMHO) and complex films of the 1940s and 1950s under the banner of "The Archers". Pressburger often showed a deep understanding of the British only granted to those "outside, looking in".

He always prided himself on being "more English than the English". After all, some of us were just BORN English, but he CHOSE to become English. He spent his last days at Shoemakers Cottage, Aspall, Stowmarket, Suffolk in the English countryside that he loved so well.

Emeric Pressburger WIFE, FAMILY, KIDS

  • Wendy Orme (29 March 1947 - 1971) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
  • Ági Donáth (24 June 1938 - 1941) ( divorced)

Emeric Pressburger Movies

  • The Red Shoes (1948) as Writer
  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946) as Writer
  • The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) as Writer
  • One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) as Writer