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Alexandre Volkoff
Born (1885-12-27)December 27, 1885
Moscow, Russian Empire
Died May 22, 1942(1942-05-22) (aged 56)
Rome, Lazio
Fascist Italy
Other names Alexander Wolkoff
Occupation Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director
Years active 1913 - 1941

Alexandre Volkoff (Russian Александр Александрович Волков, transliteration Aleksandr Aleksandrovič Volkov, 1885–1942) was a Russian actor, screenwriter and film director. Aleksandr Volkov established his film career in Russia, and was one of a significant number of film artists who fled Russia following the Bolshevik takeover.[1] The bulk of his output was in France where he was known as Alexandre Volkoff. He also made films in Germany and later Italy. He directed several films starring his fellow Russian exile Ivan Mozzhukhin.

Selected filmography


Features unless otherwise specified:

  • The Green Spider (1916) - a short film, Russia
  • Father Sergius (1917) - co-director, Russia
  • The House of Mystery (1923) - France
  • Les Ombres qui passent (1924) - France
  • Kean (1924) - France
  • Heart of an Actress (1924) - France
  • The Loves of Casanova (1927) - France
  • Secrets of the Orient (1928) - France
  • The White Devil (1930) - Germany
  • Wolga-Wolga (1936) - Germany
  • Amore imperiale (1941) - Italy


  1. Phillips p.39


  • Phillips, Alastair. City of Darkness, City of Light: Émigré Filmmakers in Paris, 1929-1939. Amsterdam University Press, 2004.

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