Alexander Rou

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This article is about the Soviet film director Alexander Rou. For the Australian runner, see Alexander Rowe (athlete).
Alexander Rou (Rowe)
Born Alexander Arturovich Rou
(1906-02-24)24 February 1906
Sergiyev Posad, Moscow, Russian Empire
Died 28 December 1973(1973-12-28) (aged 67)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter
Years active 1934–1973

Alexander Arturovich Rou (also, Rowe, from his Irish father's name) (Russian: Александр Артурович Роу, 24 February [O.S. 11 February] 1906 – 28 December 1973) was a Soviet film director, and People's Artist of the RSFSR (1968). He worked primarily in the fairy-tale genre.

He was born to an Irish father (Arthur Rowe) and Greek mother, hence his unusual family name.

Starting in 1930, he worked at Mezhrabpomfilm as an assistant director to Yakov Protazanov on the films Marionettes (1934) and Without Dowry (1937), as well as with other directors.

From 1937, he worked at the "Soyuzdetfilm" studio, later known as the Gorky Film Studio.


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