Up 1,040 this week

Rouben Mamoulian (1897–1987)

Rouben Mamoulian was born on October 8, 1897 in Tiflis, Russian Empire as Rouben Zachary Mamoulian. He was a director and writer, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Applause (1929) and The Gay Desperado (1936). He was married to Azadia Newman. He died on December 4, 1987 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

The Best New TV Shows of 2021

Here's our roundup of the best new series of the year so far, and where to watch them.

See our picks

See All of the Academy Award for Best Picture Winners

From Wings to Parasite, here's a look back at all of the Best Picture Oscar winners in the history of the ceremony.

See more Best Picture winners

Related News

Around The Web


Powered by Taboola

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 people
created 08 Oct 2013
a list of 40 people
created 30 May 2015
a list of 36 people
created 18 Nov 2019
a list of 42 people
created 19 Jan 2020

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Rouben Mamoulian's work have you seen?

User Polls

8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Applause Director
Becky Sharp Director


Hide Hide Show Show Director (18 credits)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (: (uncredited, fired, footage unused except for song "Good Morning, Sistuh", replaced by Otto Preminger - uncredited)
 1939 Golden Boy
 1935 Becky Sharp
 1934 We Live Again
 1931 City Streets
 1929 Applause
 1926 The Flute of Krishna (Short)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: These Modern Women. Comedy. Written by Lawrence Langner. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 13 Feb 1928- Mar 1928 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Camilla Dalberg (as "Marie Louise"), Helen Flint (as "Annabelle Marvin"), Catherine Haydon (as "Miss Agnew"), Chrystal Herne (as "Roberta Watson ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 10 Articles | See more »


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It was touching to see how Ira Gershwin, while singing, would become so overwhelmed with admiration for his brother [George Gershwin] that he would look from him to me with half-open eyes and pantomime with a soft gesture of his hand, as if saying,"He did it. Isn't it wonderful? Isn't HE wonderful?". See more »


Under contract to Paramount Pictures from 1929-33. Noted for his use of the subjective, 360-degree revolving camera for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932). At 20th Century-Fox from 1940-42, he excelled at costume dramas, such as The Mark of Zorro (1940) and Blood and Sand (1941). See more »


Always included a cat in his films as a good luck token See more »



Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed