Edgar G. Ulmer
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library












Belton, John.
Howard Hawks, Frank Borzage, Edgar G. Ulmer London : Tantivy Press ; New York : A.S. Barnes, 1974.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 H337 1974

Bogdanovich, Peter.
"Edgar G. Ulmer." In: Who the Devil Made It. New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P7.B58 1997; Moffitt PN1995.9.P7.B58 1997

Bogdanovich, Peter.
"Edgar G. Ulmer interview." Film Culture, 1974, Issue 58-60, p190-205, 16p

Brook, Vincent.
"The ABZs of Film Noir: Otto Preminger and Edgar G. Ulmer." In: Driven to darkness : Jewish émigré directors and the rise of film noir / Vincent Brook. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.F54 B76 2009

Canham, Kingsley, et al.
"Edgar G. Ulmer." In: The Hollywood Professionals. / by Kingsley Canham ... [et al.] London : Tantivy Press; New York : A.S. Barnes, [1973-
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A2 H64 1973

Divine apparizioni : Edgar G. Ulmer, Joseph Losey, Leonid Trauberg (Divine apparitions : Edgar G. Ulmer, Joseph Losey, Leonid Trauberg)
[di] Eric De Kuyper ... [et al.]. Ancona : Transeuropa : Editori associati, 1999.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A2 D58 1999

"Edgar G. Ulmer" (biography)

Edgar G. Ulmer : Detour on Poverty Row
Edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008
Contents: Edgar G. Ulmer : the low-end independent filmmaker par excellence / Yannis Tzioumakis -- Edgar G. Ulmer : the godfather of sexploitation? / Christopher Justice -- At the border : Edgar G. Ulmer's foreign-language productions : The singing blacksmith and Cossacks in exile / Claudia Pummer -- Dead fathers and other detours : Ulmer's Noir / Scott Loren -- See Spot : the parametric Film noirs of Edgar G. Ulmer / Hugh S. Manon -- Even the pictures lie : the unreliable narrator in the Film noirs of Edgar G. Ulmer / Stephen Broomer -- Edgar G. Ulmer's homicidal Noirs : psychosis and possession in Strange illusion, The strange woman, and Bluebeard / Marlisa Santo -- All wrong turns : tracking subjectivity in Detour / Phillip Sipiora -- Masculinity and masochism in Detour / Reynold Humphries -- Puppets and paintings : authorship and artistry in Edgar G. Ulmer's Bluebeard / Steffen Hantke -- Beyond Citizen Kane : ruthless as radical psychobiography / Tony Williams -- "The gateway to America" : assimilation and art in Carnegie Hall / Tony Tracy -- Meeting The man from Planet X / Graeme Harper -- Nothing to Hyde : reading The daughter of Dr. Jekyll / Robert Singer -- Murder, family, and weird science : The amazing transparent man / David J. Hogan -- "A sword and sandal gone screwy" or, Edgar G. Ulmer's journey to the lost city, L'Atlantide / Kevin Heffernan -- Bauhaus of horrors : Edgar G. Ulmer and The black cat / Alison Peirse -- The devil's contract : the satisfaction of self-destruction in Edgar G. Ulmer's The black cat / Dion Tubrett -- "Tremonstrous" hopes and "Oke" results : the 1934 reception of The black cat / Gary D. Rhodes.

Edgar G. Ulmer : essays on the king of the B's
Edited by Bernd Herzogenrath ; foreword by Arianné Ulmer Cipes. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.U46 E57 2009
Contents: Introduction: The return of Edgar G. Ulmer / Bernd Herzogenrath -- Ulmer and cult/ure / Bernd Herzogenrath -- Camera obscura, or moments of broken economy in Edgar G. Ulmer's films / Stefan Grissemann -- The ordinary life of ordinary people: Menschen am Sonntag / Petra Löffler -- Ulmer's anti-syphilis film: Damaged lives and its novelization / Marcel Arbeit -- The black cat / Gregory William Mank -- In search of Jewish identity / Sharon Pucker Rivo -- Moon of Alabama/Moon over Harlem: African American culture and German imaginations from Brecht to Ulmer / Frank Mehring -- Detour's history/history's Detour / Dana Polan -- The strange woman: an analysis with Gilles Deleuze's notion of the impulse-image / Julia Meier -- The logic of contradiction and the politics of desire in Ruthless / Reynold Humphries -- The man from Planet X / Matthew Sweney -- Camp, art film, classical Hollywood cinema and Babes of Baghdad / Herbert Schwaab -- The pleasures of the "not-quite movie": Murder is my beat and Daughter of Dr. Jekyll / Ekkehard Knörer -- Products of circumstances / Stefanie Diekmann -- The naked dawn: production, sources, and mise-en-scène / Bill Krohn -- The effects of the displacement of home in Daughter of Dr. Jekyll / Michal Peprník -- What you see is what you get: Ulmer and the nudist picture / Petra Hanáková -- Geocinema and geophilosophy: The cavern / Philipp Hofmann -- Ulmer in the aquarium / Adrian Martin.

Edgar G. Ulmer the man off-screen [Videorecording]
A fascinating homage to the filmmaking genius behind The Black Cat, Detour, and The Man from Planet X. Featuring testimonials from colleagues and stars, this documentary paints a vividly impressionistic portait of a no-budget auteur stylistically able to 'take a rat and make Thanksgiving dinner out of it.' From Berlin's legendary UFA Studios to Hollywood, Ulmer created a unique and heady blend of old world culture and twentieth century pulp pizzazz. 2004. 77 min.
Media Resources Center DVD 6455

Finler, Joel W.
"Sunny skies and green fields : the making of a Yiddish movie classic." In: When Joseph met Molly : a reader on Yiddish film / edited by Sylvia Paskin. Nottingham : Five Leaves, 1999.
Main Stack PN1995.9.Y54.W44 1999

Gallagher, Tag.
"All lost in wonder: Edgar G.Ulmer." Screening the Past, 1 March 2001
UC users only

Isenberg, Noah.
"Perennial Detour: The Cinema of Edgar G. Ulmer and the Experience of Exile." Cinema Journal. Winter 2004. Vol. 43, Iss. 2; pg. 3, 23 pgs
UC users only

Isenberg, Noah.
"Permanent vacation: home and homelessness in the life and work of Edgar G. Ulmer." In: Caught by politics : Hitler exiles and American visual culture / edited by Sabine Eckmann and Lutz Koepnick. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks NX504 .C38 2007

Kings of the Bs : working within the Hollywood system : an anthology of film history and criticism
Edited by Todd McCarthy and Charles Flynn. New York : E. P. Dutton, 1975.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 K481
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 K48 1975
Pacific Film Archive PN1993.5.U6 K48 1975

Turan, Kenneth
"Retrospectives: Edgar G. Ulmer." In: Never coming to a theater near you: a celebration of a certain kind of movie New York : PublicAffairs, c2004. pp. 363--
Pacific Film Archive PN1995 .T788 2004

Weaver, Tom
"Arianné Ulmer." In: Science fiction and fantasy film flashbacks : conversations with 24 actors, writers, producers, and directors from the golden age / by Tom Weaver. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S26 W458 1998

The Black Cat

Poe on film bibliography

Cantor, Paul A.
"The Fall of the House of Ulmer: Europe vs American in the Gothic Vision of The Black Cat." In: The philosophy of horror / edited by Thomas Fahy. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2010.
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 P45 2010

Mank, Gregory William.
"The Black Cat." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : essays on the king of the B's / edited by Bernd Herzogenrath ; foreword by Arianné Ulmer Cipes. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.U46 E57 2009

Perry, Dennis R.
Hitchcock and Poe : the legacy of delight and terror Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003.
Main Stack PN1998.3.H58.P46 2003

Singer, Robert
"Nothing to Hyde: Reading The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : Detour on Poverty Row / edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks & PFA PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008

Peirse, Alison
"Bauhaus of Horrors: Edgar G. Ulmer and The Black Cat." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : Detour on Poverty Row / edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks & PFA PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008

Rhodes, Gary D.
"'Tremonstrous' Hopes and 'Oke' Results: The 1934 Reception of The Black Cat." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : Detour on Poverty Row / edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks
PFA PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008

Tubrett, Dion.
"The Devil's Contract: The Satisfaction of Self-Destruction in Edgar G. Ulmer's The Black Cat." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : Detour on Poverty Row / edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks & PFA PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008

Tucker, Ken.
"Ulmer and Ruric's Adaptation of Poe's 'The Black Cat': A Subtle Masterpiece of Horror." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology. 21 (1-2): 58-66. 2000 Mar.

The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll

Knörer, Ekkehard.
"The pleasures of the "not-quite movie": Murder is my beat and Daughter of Dr. Jekyll." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : essays on the king of the B's / edited by Bernd Herzogenrath ; foreword by Arianné Ulmer Cipes. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.U46 E57 2009

Morris, Gary.
"Edgar G. Ulmer's Daughter of Dr. Jekyll." Bright Lights.

Peprník, Michal.
"The effects of the displacement of home in Daughter of Dr. Jekyll." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : essays on the king of the B's / edited by Bernd Herzogenrath ; foreword by Arianné Ulmer Cipes. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.U46 E57 2009

Singer, Robert
"Nothing to Hyde: Reading The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : Detour on Poverty Row / edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks & PFA PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008

Detour

Amini, Hossein
"Hearts of Darkness. Sight & Sound, VI/10, Oct 96; p.61
"Hossein Amini, the screenwriter of Jude, discusses Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour. He describes it as the darkest, most demented love story he has ever seen on the screen. He asserts that in making this cheap B movie in 1945, Ulmer broke all the stylistic, narrative, and moral codes of Hollywood filmmaking with a delirious sense of freedom. He argues that it is the bleak romantic sensibility running through Detour that makes it a true film noir." [Art Abstracts]

Atkinson, Michael
"Noir and Away. Notes on the Two Detours." Bright Lights, /15, 95; p.30-35
Considers the contemporary trend for remaking film noir titles, focusing on differences between the two versions of "Detour".

Biesen, Sheri Chinen
"From Madison Avenue to Poverty Row: Preminger's Laura and Ulmer's Detour." In: Blackout : World War II and the origins of film noir Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.F54 B53 2005; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip056/2005001866.html

Cantor, Paul A.
"Film Noir and the Frankfurt School: America as Wasteland in Edgar Ulmer's Detour." In: The philosophy of film noir Edited by Mark T. Conard ; foreword by Robert Porfirio. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2006.
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Main Stack PN1995.9.F54.P55 2006

Edgar G. Ulmer the man off-screen [Videorecording]
Media Resources Center DVD 6455

Erickson, Glenn
"Fate Seeks the Loser: Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour." In: Film noir reader 4 / edited by Alain Silver and James Ursini. [Pompton Plains] N.J. : Limelight Editions ; [Milwauke, Wisc.] : Distributed by Hal Leonard, 2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.F54 F64 2004
Moffitt PN1995.9.F54 F64 2004

"Film Theory's Detour." Screen, XXIII/5, Nov-Dec 82; p.72-79 (Exploration of male hostility in the film).

Fisher, Morgan
"The Last shot in Detour and some earlier Moments." Cinema Scope; Spring2009 Issue 38, p70-80, 11p
UC users only

Gallagher, Tag.
"All lost in wonder: Edgar G.Ulmer." Screening the Past, 1 March 2001
UC users only

Humphries, Reynold
"Masculinity and Masochism in Detour." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : Detour on Poverty Row / edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008
PFA PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008

Isenberg, Noah.
Detour / Noah Isenberg. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of the British Film Institute, London, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D453 I84 2008

Isenberg, Noah.
"Perennial Detour: The Cinema of Edgar G. Ulmer and the Experience of Exile." Cinema Journal, 43.2 (2004) 3-25
UC users only
"This article offers an examination of the unusual career of Austrian-born filmmaker Edgar G. Ulmer. Several examples from the director's eclectic oeuvre are used to support the idea that exile is a vital strain in Ulmer's aesthetic and cultural sensibility." [Project Muse]

Modleski, Tania
"Film Theory's Detour." Screen 1982 23: 72-79
UC users only

Morris, Gary.
"Detour" Images Journal, issue 09,

Polan, Dana
"Detour's history/history's Detour." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : essays on the king of the B's / edited by Bernd Herzogenrath ; foreword by Arianné Ulmer Cipes. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.U46 E57 2009

Polan, Dana
"Detour." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema. 21: (no pagination). 2002 July-Aug.

Sipiora, Philip
"All Wrong Turns: Tracking Subjectivity in Detour." In: Edgar G. Ulmer : Detour on Poverty Row / edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks
PFA PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008

Telotte, J. P.
"The Call of Desire and the Film Noir." Literature/ Film Quarterly, vol. 17 no. 1. 1989. pp: 50-58.
UCB users only

Strange Illusion

Buhler, Stephen M.
"The Psychology of Teen Hamlets: Edgar G. Ulmer's Strange Illusion." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Jul2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p353-361, 9p;
UC users

Santo, Marlisa
"Edgar G. Ulmer's homicidal Noirs : psychosis and possession in Strange illusion, The strange woman, and Bluebeard / In: Edgar G. Ulmer : Detour on Poverty Row
Edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.U46 E34 2008

Ulmer's Yiddish Films

Yiddish film bibliography

Buhle, Paul
From the Lower East Side to Hollywood : Jews in American popular culture / Paul Buhle. London ; New York : Verso, 2004. pp. 80-85
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1590.J48 B84 2004
Moffitt PN1590.J48 B84 2004

Finler, Joel W.
"Sunny skies and green fields : the making of a Yiddish movie classic." In: When Joseph met Molly : a reader on Yiddish film / edited by Sylvia Paskin. Nottingham : Five Leaves, 1999.
Main Stack PN1995.9.Y54.W44 1999

Hoberman, J.
"With a Fiddle in Yidishland: The Making of Yidl Mitn Fidl." MoMA, No. 9 (Autumn, 1991), pp. 18-22
UC users only

Koszarski, Richard.
"Multicultural Revival." In: Hollywood on the Hudson : film and television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff / Richard Koszars New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2008.
Full text available online [UCB users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U77 K67 2008
Pacific Film Archive PN1993.5.U77 K67 2008

Pevner, Chaim.
"Joseph Green, the visionary of the "golden age" In: When Joseph met Molly : a reader on Yiddish film / edited by Sylvia Paskin. Nottingham : Five Leaves, 1999.
Main Stack PN1995.9.Y54.W44 1999





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