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Yakov Protazanov (1881–1945)

Yakov Protazanov was born on February 4, 1881 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Yakov Aleksandrovich Protazanov. He was a director and writer, known for Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924), A Narrow Escape (1920) and The Queen of Spades (1916). He died on August 9, 1945 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR. See full bio »

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Known For

Aelita: Queen of Mars
A Narrow Escape
A Narrow Escape Director
The Queen of Spades
Holiday of St. Jorgen


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 1938 Semiklassniki
 1937 Without Dowry
 1934 Marionettes
 1931 Tommi
 1930 Holiday of St. Jorgen (as Ya.A. Protazanov)
 1928 Belyy oryol
 1928 Don Diego i Pelageya (as Ya. A. Protazanov)
 1927 Sorok pervyy
 1926 Three Thieves
 1925 Yego prizyv
 1923 Lord Chilcott
 1922 Le sens de la mort (as Jacob Protozanoff)
 1920 A Narrow Escape (as Jacob Protozanoff)
 1918 Father Sergius (co-director)
 1918 Bogatyr dukha
 1918 Malyutka Elli
 1917 The Unfinished Fresco (Short)
 1917 Blood Need Not Be Spilled (co-director)
 1916 Dom smerti
 1916 Sin
 1916 Nishchaya
 1915 Deti vanyushina (Short)
 1915 Para gnedych (Short)
 1915 Possessed (Short)
 1915 Plebeian
 1915 Voyna i mir
 1915 Petersburg Slums (co-director)
 1914 Love
 1912 Departure of a Grand Old Man (Short) (co-director)
 1912 Anfisa
 1911 The Convict's Song (Short)
 1909 Bakchisarayskiy fontan (Short)
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Jakov Protazanov | Ya. A. Protazanov | Ya.A. Protazanov | Ya. Protazanov | Jacob Protozanoff | J.A. Protozanov

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Russian director from 1911, former actor. Fled Russia during the post-Revolution civil war and worked for a time in France. Returned in 1924 to direct his most famous film, the pioneering science fiction Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924). Unlike many of his peers, he had a fondness for lighter subjects, from romantic melodramas to Oriental escapism, such as Adventures in Bokhara (1943). See more »

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