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Viktor Aleksandrovich Turin

Viktor Turin, USSR Film director.

Background

  • Turin, Viktor was born in 1895.

  • Education

    • Studied at the Theatre School, Petersburg. Graduated from the Boston Institute of Technology.

    Career

    • In 1912, went to the USA. Worked in Hollywood as an actor and librettist. Returned to the USSR, 1922. Made some propaganda documentaries, then a feature film, Nas Bylo Troe, 1928.

      His major work was the documentary Turksib, about the Turkestan-Siberian Railway. His last film was Bakintsy (The People of Baku), 1938.
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    Born 1895
    Died 1945
    (aged 50)
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