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Richard Boleslawski (1889–1937)

Inventing a stage name "Boleslawski" (later spelled also "Boleslavsky"), young Pole Boleslaw Ryszard Srzednicki left his second home (Odessa, Russian Empire) to study theatre and train as an actor at the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre before and during WW I. He also acted in a few early Russian films. In the chaotic wake of the Russian Revolution... See full bio »

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Les Misérables
Les Misérables Director
Theodora Goes Wild
The Garden of Allah
Operator 13
Operator 13 Director


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 1935 Metropolitan
 1934 Operator 13 (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1934 Hollywood Party (uncredited)
 1934 Men in White (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X (uncredited)
 1934 Fugitive Lovers (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1933 Beauty for Sale (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1931 The Gay Diplomat (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1930 The Last of the Lone Wolf (as Richard Boleslavsky)
 1929 Queen Kelly (uncredited)
 1921 Cud nad Wisla (as Ryszard Boleslawski)
 1920 Bohaterstwo polskiego skauta (as Ryszard Boleslawski)
 1918 Bread
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "The Trumpet Shall Sound" on Broadway. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard Boleslavsky | Ryszard Boleslawski


6' (1.83 m)

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The 1926 stage production, "The Straw Hat", which he directed, was the original Broadway production of the famous French comedy, "The Italian Straw Hat". See more »



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