Ivan Koval-Samborsky

Ivan Koval-Samborsky (1893–1962) was a Ukrainian stage and film actor. After establishing himself in the Soviet film industry in the 1920s, he briefly went to work in Germany during the late 1920s before returning to Russia following the arrival of sound. In 1938 he was arrested by the Soviet authorities leading to his most recent film, the anti-Nazi The Swamp Soldiers, having to be reshot to minimize his role.[1] He didn't appear in another film until 1957.

Ivan Koval-Samborsky
Born16 September 1893
Died10 January 1962
Years active1925-1961 (film )

Selected filmography


  1. Gershenson p.20


  • Olga Gershenson. The Phantom Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and Jewish Catastrophe. Rutgers University Press, 2013.

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