Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1889-12-26
61 Movies · 3 TV Series
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Vladimir Aleksandrovich Sokoloff (Russian: Влади́мир Алекса́ндрович Соколо́в; December 26, 1889 – February 15, 1962) was a Russian-American character actor of stage and screen. After studying theatre in Moscow, he began his professional film career in Germany and France during the Silent era, before emigrating to the United States in the 1930s. He appeared in over 100 films and television series, often playing supporting characters of various nationalities and ethnicities.
Sokoloff was born in Moscow, Russia, to a German Jewish family. He was raised bilingual, speaking both Russian and German. He studied theatre in Moscow, first at the Moscow State University and later at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 1913. At one point a pupil of Constantin Stanislavski, but he would later reject Method acting (as well as all other acting theories).
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4 Movies · 1 TV Series
Checkmate is an American detective television series starring Anthony George, Sebastian Cabot, and Doug McClure. The show aired on CBS Television from 1960 to 1962 for a total of 70 episodes and was p...
The epic story of a family that's involved in the Oklahoma Land Rush in 1889.
The Magnificent Seven
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
Beyond the Time Barrier
A pilot testing an experimental new rocket powered craft manages to fly into the future and land at the now deserted airbase he left. He ends up in a city with people who are suspicious he is a spy an...
Man on a String
U.S. spies catch a Moscow-born U.S. citizen (Ernest Borgnine) helping spies, and they force him to counterspy.
1 TV Series
A suspected diamond smuggler returns to Istanbul and finds the lady love he thought was dead...or does he?
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
A meat-eating teenager (Michael Landon) sees a psychiatrist (Whit Bissell), who only makes things worse.
Monster from Green Hell
A test rocket carrying wasps to outer space, to study the effects on them of weightlessness and radiations, crashes out of control back to Earth, into the jungles of Africa. The two astrobiologists ...
1 TV Series
A Scandal in Paris
A smooth-talking French thief (George Sanders) wangles his way into an important position as prefect of police.
Two Smart People
Con woman Ricki Woodner and detective Bob Simms follow a prison-bound swindler Ace Connors on his five-day gourmet binge.
Cloak and Dagger
In this Fritz Lang's compelling World War II espionage thriller, Gary Cooper stars as Alvah Jasper, a shy and retiring physics professor at a midwestern university. When government agents press Jasper...
A Royal Scandal
Catherine the Great falls in love with an army officer who is plotting against her.
Road to Home
WWII U.S. Navy training film MN-5075a that addresses the end of the war. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby try to convince sailors not to desert but to wait for their government benefits and honorable dischar...
Constance Bennett both produced and starred in the espionager Paris Underground. Bennett and Gracie Fields play, respectively, an American and an English citizen trapped in Paris when the Nazis invade...
Back to Bataan
An Army colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines.
Cashier and part-time starving artist Christopher Cross is absolutely smitten with the beautiful Kitty March. Kitty plays along, but she's really only interested in Johnny, a two-bit crook. When Kitty...
Mission to Moscow
Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.
A conman poses as a war relief fundraiser, but when he falls for a charity worker, his conscience begins to trouble him.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan—who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era—has been...
The Real Glory
In the wake of the Spanish-American war, military doctor Bill Canavan (Cooper) arrives at a war-torn Filipino outpost. Infested with cholera and under attack from a vicious local Moro chieftain, the t...
The newly named emperor Maximilian and his wife Carolotta arrive in Mexico to face popular sentiment favoring Benito Juraez and democracy..
A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with a Russian girl whose father is involved in espionage.
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
A wealthy society doctor decides to research the medical aspects of criminal behaviour by becoming one himself. He joins a gang of thieves and proceeds to wrest leadership of the gang away from it's e...
Spawn of the North
Two Alaskan salmon fisherman find their friendship at risk when one aligns with Russian fish pirates and the other aligns with local vigilantes.
Arsène Lupin Returns
A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal.
Beg, Borrow or Steal
We find con-man Ingraham Steward living by his wits by steering wealthy Paris visitors to sellers of fake paintings and other assorted dodges. He and his wife, Agatha, have been separated for 15 years...
A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.
A polish countess dispatched by her country to become Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she might influence him to make Poland independent.
The Life of Emile Zola
Biopic of the famous French writer Emile Zola and his involvement in the Dreyfus Affair.
Unable to get work in her home country, Laurine Lynne (Beverly Roberts) travels to Vienna where her press agent, Joe Craig (Allyn Joslyn), convinces her to marry royalty. The lucky fellow is Prince Ru...
West Of Shanghai
American businessmen and missionaries working in China are captured and held prisoner by a local warlord.
Life Is Ours
A propaganda film of the communist party of France, showing how the comrades help the proletariat against the capitalists.
The Lower Depths
Inhabitants of a flophouse struggle to survive under the harsh treatment imposed by the landlord, Kostyleva. One resident, young thief Wasska Pepel, ends his affair with the landlord's wife, Vassiliss...
Baron Franz von Naydek is constantly being mistaken for Prince Woronzeff, since both look identical. One day, Woronzeff decides that this similarity might come in handy. Since he is very ill and can...
A handsome but penniless young man takes a summer job as a swimming instructor in a picturesque Alpine lake resort. He falls in love with a young heiress who is staying there with her father, but he a...
The French version of G.W.Pabst's monumental three-language (English, French and German - separate versions each) filming of Cervantes' classic novel. The German version seems to be lost, but it is sp...
High and Low
Song of the Streets
A gang of poverty-ridden juvenile delinquents progress from petty theft to hard crime, but a kindly judge manages to set most of them on the right path after they are finally apprehended.
Antinea. the Queen of Atlantis, rules her secret kingdom hidden beneath the Sahara Desert. One day two lost explorers stumble into her kingdom, and soon realize that they haven't really been saved--An...
Queen of Atlantis
Antinea, the Queen of Atlantis, rules her secret kingdom hidden beneath the Sahara Desert. One day two lost explorers stumble into her kingdom, and soon realize that they haven’t really been saved—Ant...
The 3 Penny Opera
In London at the turn of the century, underworld kingpin Mack the Knife marries Polly Peachum without the knowledge of her father, the equally enterprising 'king of the beggars'.
Hell on Earth
Hell on Earth (German: Niemandsland) is a 1931 German film directed by Victor Trivas. The film is also known as No Man's Land in France.
L'opéra de quat'sous
The French-language version of the The Threepenny Opera with a different cast from the German version.
A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily terror fills ...
Darling of the Gods
Also known as Darling of the Gods, this was Emil Jannings' second talkie appearance. Jannings stars as famed operatic singer Albert Winkelmann, who is greeted with cheers, applause and romantic propos...
Hella lives in a boarding house and has various romantic adventures before settling down with vacuum cleaner salesman Winkler.