Grigor’ev, Roman Grigor’evich
(real surname, Katsman). Born Oct. 1 (14), 1911, in Nikitovka, Donetsk Oblast; died September 1972. Soviet film director. Honored Art Worker of the RSFSR (1965) and Uzbek SSR (1964). Member of the CPSU from 1942.
Grigor’ev began working at the Central Documentary Film Studio in Moscow in 1933. During the Great Patriotic War of 1941—45 he was chief film editor at the studio and headed the activities of frontline film teams. His work as a director began in 1945. His films included Bulgaria (1946), Standing Guard Over Peace (1948; State Prize of the USSR, 1949), Glory to Labor (1949, with A. I. Medvedkin and M. E. Slavinskaia; State Prize of the USSR, 1950), The Joy of Tough Roads (1955, with I. M. Posel’skii), Moscow and the Muscovites (1956), Main Line (1964), Gorky Street, Moscow (1966), and People on Their Way (1968). Grigor’ev’s most ambitious work was the film People of the Blue Light (1961). He was awarded two orders and various medals.