Ernst Lubitsch filmography

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This is a list of films directed by Ernst Lubitsch. He made a total of 72 films (44 feature films and 28 short films) in a career that spanned 4 decades.

Director[edit]

Silent films[edit]

Year Title Studio Genre Cast Notes Other Roles
1910s
1914 Fräulein Seifenschaum
Miss Soapsuds
Ernst Lubitsch Short film / Lost film Writer, Actor
1915 Aufs Eis geführt
A Trip on the Ice
MaLu-Film [1] Ernst Lubitsch, Albert Paulig Short film / Lost film Actor
1915 Blindekuh
Blind Man's Bluff
Comedy Ernst Lubitsch, Ressel Orla Short film / Lost film Writer, Actor
1915 Zucker und Zimt
Sugar & Spice
MaLu-Film Comedy Ernst Lubitsch, Ernst Matray, Helene Voss Short film / Lost film Producer, Writer, Actor
1915 Der erste Patient
His Only Patient
PAGU [2] Ernst Lubitsch, Johanna Ewald Short film / Lost film Actor
1915 Der letzte Anzug
The Last Suit
PAGU Ernst Lubitsch Short film / Lost film Actor
1915 Der Kraftmeier
The Bully
PAGU Ernst Lubitsch Short film / Lost film Actor
1916 Wo ist mein Schatz?
Where is My Treasure?
Union Film Comedy Ernst Lubitsch, Louise Schenrich, Lanchen Voss Short film Writer, Actor
1916 Als ich tot war
Do the Dead Exist?
PAGU Ernst Lubitsch [3] Actor
1916 Shoe Palace Pinkus
Schuhpalast Pinkus
PAGU Comedy Ernst Lubitsch, Guido Herzfeld, Else Kentner Actor
1916 Der gemischte Frauenchor
The Mixed Ladies Chorus
PAGU Comedy Ernst Lubitsch Short film / Lost film Actor
1916 Das schönste Geschenk
The Most Beautiful Gift
PAGU Ernst Lubitsch Short film / Lost film Actor
1916 Der G.m.b.H. Tenor
The Tenor, Inc.
PAGU Comedy Ernst Lubitsch, Ossi Oswalda, Victor Janson Short film / Lost film Actor
1917 Seine neue Nase
His New Nose
PAGU Ernst Lubitsch Short film / Lost film Actor
1917 Ossis Tagebuch
Ossi's Diary
PAGU Comedy Ossi Oswalda, Hermann Thimig Short film Writer
1917 Der Blusenkönig
The Blouse King
PAGU
Messter Film
Ernst Lubitsch, Käthe Dorsch, Max Zilzer Short film / Lost film Writer, Actor
1917 When Four Do the Same
Wenn vier dasselbe tun
PAGU Comedy Emil Jannings, Ossi Oswalda, Margarete Kupfer Writer, Actor
1917 Das fidele Gefängnis
The Merry Jail
PAGU Comedy Harry Liedtke, Emil Jannings, Kitty Dewall Short film Writer, Actor
1917 Käsekönig Holländer
Hollander, King of Cheese
PAGU Comedy Ernst Lubitsch Short film Writer, Actor
1918 Prinz Sami
Prince Sami
PAGU Comedy Ernst Lubitsch, Ossi Oswalda Short film / Lost film Writer, Actor
1918 The Toboggan Cavalier
Der Rodelkavalier
PAGU Comedy Ernst Lubitsch, Ossi Oswalda, Ferry Sikla Short film / Lost film Writer, Actor
1918 The Rosentopf Case
Der Fall Rosentopf
PAGU Ernst Lubitsch, Trude Hesterberg Short film Writer, Actor
1918 Die Augen der Mumie Ma
The Eyes of the Mummy Ma
PAGU Horror Emil Jannings, Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke
1918 Ich möchte kein Mann sein
I Don't Want to Be a Man
PAGU / UFA [4] Comedy Ossi Oswalda, Curt Goetz, Ferry Sikla Short film Writer
1918 The Ballet Girl
Das Mädel vom Ballett
PAGU Comedy Ossi Oswalda, Harry Liedtke Short film / Lost film
1918 Carmen
Gypsy Blood
PAGU / UFA Drama Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke
1919 Intoxication
Rausch
PAGU Drama Asta Nielsen, Alfred Abel Lost film
1919 Die Puppe
The Doll
PAGU Comedy Ossi Oswalda Writer
1919 Meyer from Berlin
Meyer aus Berlin
PAGU Comedy Ernst Lubitsch, Ethel Orff Actor
1919 My Wife, the Movie Star
Meine Frau, die Filmschauspielerin
PAGU Comedy Ossi Oswalda Lost film Writer
1919 The Swabian Maiden
Das Schwabemädle
PAGU Comedy Ossi Oswalda, Carl Auen Co-director: Georg Jacoby
Short film
1919 Die Austernprinzessin
The Oyster Princess
PAGU Comedy Victor Janson, Ossi Oswalda Writer
1919 Madame DuBarry
Passion
PAGU Drama Pola Negri, Emil Jannings
1920s
1920 Kohlhiesel's Daughters
Kohlhiesels Töchter
Messter-Film Romance Emil Jannings, Henny Porten Short film Writer
1920 Romeo and Juliet in the Snow
Romeo und Julia im Schnee
Maxim-Film Comedy Jacob Tiedke, Marga Köhler, Lotte Neumann Short film Writer
1920 Sumurun
One Arabian Night
PAGU Drama Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener Writer, Actor
1920 Anna Boleyn
Deception
Messter-Film
Union-Film / UFA
Drama Emil Jannings, Henny Porten
1921 Die Bergkatze
The Wild Cat
PAGU Comedy Pola Negri, Victor Janson Writer, Actor
1922 Das Weib des Pharao
The Wife of the Pharaoh
Ernst-Lubitsch Film
EFA [5]
Drama Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke
1923 The Flame
Die Flamme
Ernst-Lubitsch Film
EFA
Drama Pola Negri, Hermann Thimig [6]
1923 Rosita Mary Pickford Co. / United Artists Romance Mary Pickford, Holbrook Blinn [7]
1924 The Marriage Circle Warner Bros. Comedy Adolphe Menjou, Marie Prevost Producer
1924 Three Women Warner Bros. Drama May McAvoy, Marie Prevost, Pierre Gendron Writer
1924 Forbidden Paradise Famous Players-Lasky Comedy Pola Negri, Adolphe Menjou
1925 Kiss Me Again Warner Bros. Comedy Marie Prevost, Monte Blue, Clara Bow Lost film
1925 Lady Windermere's Fan Warner Bros. Romance May McAvoy, Ronald Colman Producer, Editor
1926 So This Is Paris Warner Bros. Comedy Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller
1927 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg MGM Romance Ramón Novarro, Norma Shearer Producer

Sound films[edit]

Year Title Studio Genre Cast Notes Other Roles
1920's
1928 The Patriot Paramount Drama Emil Jannings, Florence Vidor Lost film[8] Editor
1929 Eternal Love Schenck Productions [9] / United Artists Romance John Barrymore, Camilla Horn [10]
1929 The Love Parade Paramount Musical Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald Producer
1930s
1930 Paramount on Parade Paramount Musical Paramount all-star revue [11] Co-director
1930 Monte Carlo Paramount Musical Jack Buchanan, Jeanette MacDonald Producer
1931 The Smiling Lieutenant Paramount Musical Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins Producer
1932 Broken Lullaby
(aka The Man I Killed)
Paramount Drama Lionel Barrymore
1932 One Hour with You Paramount Musical Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald Producer
1932 Une heure près de toi Paramount Musical Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald [12] Co-director
1932 Trouble in Paradise Paramount Comedy Herbert Marshall, Miriam Hopkins Producer
1932 If I Had a Million
(segment "The Clerk")
Paramount Comedy Richard Bennett, Charles Laughton [13]
1933 Design for Living Paramount Comedy Gary Cooper, Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins Producer
1934 The Merry Widow Metro Goldwyn Mayer Musical Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald Producer
1934 La Veuve Joyeuse Metro Goldwyn Mayer Musical Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald [14]
1937 Angel Paramount Romance Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas Producer
1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Paramount Comedy Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper Producer
1939 Ninotchka Metro Goldwyn Mayer Comedy Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas Producer
1940s
1940 The Shop Around the Corner Metro Goldwyn Mayer Comedy James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan Producer
1941 That Uncertain Feeling Lubitsch Prod.
Sol Lesser Productions
Comedy Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Burgess Meredith Producer
1942 To Be or Not to Be Romaine Film Corp.[15] Comedy Carole Lombard, Jack Benny Producer
1943 Heaven Can Wait Twentieth Century Fox Romance Gene Tierney, Don Ameche First Technicolor film Producer
1945 A Royal Scandal Twentieth Century Fox Comedy Tallulah Bankhead [16] Producer, Co-director
1946 Cluny Brown Twentieth Century Fox Romance Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones Producer
1948 That Lady in Ermine Twentieth Century Fox Musical Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Cesar Romero [17]
Technicolor film
Producer, Co-director

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Matray Lubitsch Film
  2. ^ Projektions-AG Union
  3. ^ Lubitsch's first feature film
  4. ^ Universum Film
  5. ^ Europäische Film-Allianz
  6. ^ Lubitsch's last German film
  7. ^ Lubitsch's first Hollywood film
  8. ^ Essentially a Silent film which included some talking sequences
  9. ^ Joseph M. Schenck Productions
  10. ^ Essentially a silent film with sound effects
  11. ^ This film was a musical revue using 11 directors and starring various Paramount stars
  12. ^ French version of One Hour With You
  13. ^ Short section of a larger "omnibus" film
  14. ^ French version of The Merry Widow co-directed with George Cukor
  15. ^ Alexander Korda production company
  16. ^ Otto Preminger took over after Lubitsch fell ill before production began
  17. ^ Otto Preminger took over when Lubitsch died before completion