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New book on Frank Wisbar

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:03 pm
by Henry Nicolella
Some self-promotion here. My book on the film and television career of Frank Wisbar is now available from McFarland. Wisbar came to his own as a director in Germany just as the Nazis took over. There was no place for his artistry in the Third Reich so he eventually fled to America where he labored in Poverty Row and became well known for horror films. Success in early television allowed him to return to Postwar Germany where he concentrated on war epics and social problem dramas (including a TV version of Thomas Wolfe's rarely staged "Welcome to my Hometown").
William K. Everson on Frank Wisbar: "On the strength of "Anna and Elisabeth" and "Ferryman Maria", he is certainly entitled to rank as one of the screen's most individual poets, and the word is not used lightly." ... 766-6688-4" target="_blank ... ank+wisbar

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
Biography: The Stranger from the Other Shore 4
The Films and Television Programs
Im Bann des Eulenspiegels (Under the Spell of the Owl Mirror) (1932)  23
Anna und Elisabeth (Anna and Elisabeth) (1933)  29
Rivalen der Luft (Rivals of the Air) (1934)  48
Hermine und die seiben Aufrechten (Hermine and the Seven Upright Men) (1935)  56
Die Werft zum Grauen Hecht (The Grey Pikes Wharf) (1935)  62
Fahrmann Maria (Ferryman Maria) (1936)  65
Die Unbekannte (The Unknown) (1936)  82
Ball im Metropol (Ball in Metropol) (1937)  94
Petermann ist dagegen! (Petermann Is Against It!) (1937)  98
Women in Bondage (1943)  104
Strangler of the Swamp (1946)  112
Devil Bat’s Daughter (1946)  120
Secrets of a Sorority Girl (1946)  129
Lighthouse (1947)  134
The Prairie (1948)  140
Madonna of the Desert (1948)  147
The Mozart Story (1948)  149
Rimfire (1949)  153
Fireside Theater (1949)  156
Haie und kleine Fische (Sharks and Little Fish) (1957)  166
Nasser Asphalt (Wet Asphalt) (1958)  170
Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben? (Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever?) (1959)  178
Nacht fiel uber Gotenhafen (Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen) (1960)  183
Fabrik der Offiziere (The Officer Factory) (1960)  192
Barbara (1961)  196
Commando (1962)  205
Durchbruch Lok 234 (Breakthrough Locomotive 234) (1963)  209
West German TV  212
Bibliography 221
Index 223

New book on Frank Wisbar

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:10 am
by JFK

Re: New book on Frank Wisbar

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:48 am
by Henry Nicolella
Many thanks! I hope you enjoy it.