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

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Yes, it's good to set the record straight by documenting the work and influence of people like Russian émigré actors turned drama coaches Michael Chekhov and George Shdanoff, who have too little recognition in proportion to their true importance in the movie industry; and yes, it's pleasant enough to see and hear the likes of Robert Stack, Patricia Neal, Leslie Caron and Anthony Quinn testify to their importance while delivering anecdotal reminiscences and thoughts about what they learned. That said, this is hagiographic, slick and predictable, assembled with no real sense of style or pace, and somehow exuding smugness. But that's Hollywood for you.

By: GA


Release details

66 mins

Cast and crew

Frederick Keeve
Frederick Keeve
Anthony Quinn
Leslie Caron
Patricia Neal
Robert Stack
Lloyd Bridges
John Berry
Craig Sheffer
Hurd Hatfield
Sharon Gless
Beatrice Straight
Richard Schickel
Ford Rainey
Gregory Peck
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