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Also Known As: Richard Imrie, Imre Pressburger Died: February 5, 1988
Born: December 5, 1902 Cause of Death: bronchial pneumonia
Birth Place: Miskolc, HU Profession: producer, screenwriter, director, novelist, journalist

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Began his career writing screenplays in both Germany and France, notably for directors Robert Siodmak and Max Ophuls, before arriving in England in 1936. Pressburger contributed to several Alexander Korda projects before collaborating with director Michael Powell for the first time on the entertaining, intelligently convoluted thriller, "The Spy in Black" (1939).

Began his career writing screenplays in both Germany and France, notably for directors Robert Siodmak and Max Ophuls, before arriving in England in 1936. Pressburger contributed to several Alexander Korda projects before collaborating with director Michael Powell for the first time on the entertaining, intelligently convoluted thriller, "The Spy in Black" (1939).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Night Ambush (1958) Director
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  Oh... Rosalinda! (1955) Director
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  The Fighting Pimpernel (1954) Director
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  Twice Upon a Time (1953) Director
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  The Wild Heart (1952) Director
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  The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) Director
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  The Red Shoes (1948) Director
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  Hour of Glory (1948) Director

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Screenwriter for films in Austria and Germany
1934:
Moved to Paris
1935:
Co-screenwriting official debut for the French operetta, "La Vie Parisienne"
1936:
Moves to England and writes script for "One Rainy Afternoon"
1938:
First works with director Michael Powell by penning the screenplay of "The Spy in Black"
1940:
Writes "Contraband" and debuts as a director, in collaboration with Powell, on the feature
1942:
Debut as a producer of a feature, "One of Our Aircraft is Missing"
1942:
Formed production company with Powell, The Archers and for more than a decade co-wrote, co- directed and co-produced with him
1948:
Co-directed and co-wrote "The Red Shoes"
1953:
First feature solo directorial effort, "Twice Upon a Time"
1957:
Last project with Powell, "Ill Met by Moonlight"
1964:
Last produced screenplay with his own name credited, "Behold a Pale Horse", based on his story, "Killing A Mouse on Sunday"
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Education

University of Prague: -
University of Stuttgart: -

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grandson:
Andrew MacDonald. Producer. Produced "Shallow Grave" and "Trainspotting".
grandson:
Kevin MacDonald. Documentarian.

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"Killing a Mouse on Sunday"

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