Emeric Pressburger


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Emeric Pressburger (5 December 1902 – 5 February 1988) was a Hungarian-British screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for his series of film collaborations with Michael Powell, in a multiple-award-winning partnership known as The Archers and produced a series of classic British films, notably 49th Parallel (1941), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life ... more »

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  • ''I don't see what for French Canadians to go to defend a bunch of Poles. I don't get that at all. I don't see what they mean to us. And they all one kind government much same like the other.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Johnnie, the Trapper (Laurence Olivier), The 49th Paral...
  • ''My father fight against you last time. We give you one good licking then and we do it again.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Johnnie, the Trapper (Laurence Olivier), The 49th Paral...
  • ''So that's who you are. Nazis! Well, that explains everything. Your arrogance, your stupidity, your bad manners.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Philip Armstrong Scott (Leslie Howard), The 49th Parall...
  • ''Well, I never would have believed that grown up men could behave like spiteful little schoolboys. Have I said something to annoy you? Then I forget, anything reasonable annoys you.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Philip Armstrong Scott (Leslie Howard), The 49th Parall...
  • ''The ships we sank with women and children aboard. The lifeboats we shelled. Mmm ... we were good at that.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Vogel (Nial McGinnis), The 49th Parallel, feeling remor...
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