Vladimir Vladimirovich Korsh-Sablin

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Korsh-Sablin, Vladimir Vladimirovich


Born Mar. 16 (29), 1900, in Moscow; died July 6, 1974, in Minsk. Soviet motion-picture director; People’s Artist of the USSR (1969). Member of the CPSU from 1948.

Korsh-Sablin started working in 1917 as an actor and began his motion-picture career in 1925. He was a founder of Byelorus-sian cinematography. He directed such films as Born in Fire (1930), 1st Platoon (1933), Years of Fire (1939), Konstantin Zaslonov (1949, with A. M. Faintsimmer), Red Leaves (1958), The First Trials (1960-61), Let Us Remember This Day (1967), Moscow-Genoa (1964, with A. V. Speshnev and P. N. Armand), and The Collapse of the Empire (1971). He also directed comedies, including Seekers of Happiness (1936), My Love (1940), The Larks Are Singing (1953, with N. K. Sannikov), and He Who Laughs Last (1955). In 1962 he became first secretary of the Cinematographers’ Union of Byelorussia. Korsh-Sablin received the State Prize of the USSR (1950), the State Prize of the Byelorussian SSR (1967), the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, two other orders, and various medals.


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