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Years active  1934–1973
Parents  Arthur Howard Rowe
Spouse  Yelena Savitskaya
Role  Film director
Name  Alexander Rou

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Full Name  Alexander Arturovich Rou
Born  24 February 1906 (1906-02-24) Sergiyev Posad, Moscow, Russian Empire
Occupation  Film director, Screenwriter
Died  December 28, 1973, Moscow, Russia
Awards  Lion of San Marco Grand Prize
Movies  Jack Frost, Vasilisa the Beautiful, Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors, Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki, Fire - Water - and Brass Pipes

Similar  Georgy Millyar, Natalya Sedykh, Alexander Khvylya

1939 Die schöne Wassilissa [ Василиса Прекрасная ] (Alexander Rou @Gorky Film Studio)

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), hence his unusual (for Russia) family name, and a Greek mother.

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.

Fairy Tale Films and Talks: Vicki Grove


  • 1938 - Wish upon a Pike
  • 1939 - Vasilisa the Beautiful
  • 1941 - The Humpbacked Horse
  • 1944 - Kashchey the Deathless
  • 1953 - May Nights
  • 1958 - New Adventures of Puss in the Boots
  • 1959 - The Magic Weaver (Maria the Wonderful Weaver)
  • 1960 - Cinderella
  • 1961 - Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka
  • 1963 - Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors
  • 1964 - Jack Frost
  • 1968 - Through Fire, Water, and... Brass Pipes
  • 1969 - Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair
  • 1973 - The Golden Horns (Baba Yaga)
  • References

    Alexander Rou Wikipedia