From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff Poster

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: September 24th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
Michael Chekhov, nephew of famed playwright Anton Chekhov, is a well-respected actor who studied under legendary acting coach Constantin Stanislavsky. Along with his friend George Shdanoff, Checkhov worked on numerous productions in Moscow before being forced to emigrate to Germany. Interviews with former students relate how the rise of Nazi Germany prompted Chekhov to move to the United States, where he founded an influential acting school and helped train many of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Director: Frederick Keeve

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: 1930s, Creative, Inspiring, Fascinating, Rise, 1940s