Joseph N. Ermolieff

Joseph N. Ermolieff (1889–1962) was a Russian-born film producer. Ermolieff was a prominent figure in early Russian cinema during the Imperial era, owning large studios in Yalta and Moscow.[1] He fled to France following the Russian Revolution and became an established producer there, founding the company Films Albatros. As well as Paris he also worked at the Emelka Studios in Munich. In 1936 he enjoyed a major international success with The Czar's Courier, and he moved to the United States the following year planning to remake the film in English. He settled in America and became a citizen in 1942, but struggled to establish himself in Hollywood despite producing occasional films such as Outpost in Morocco (1949) and Fort Algiers (1953). In 1944 he produced a Mexican version of Michael Strogoff (1944).[2]

Joseph N. Ermolieff
Born24 March 1889
Died20 February 1962
Years active1916-1953

Selected filmography


  1. "The Film Society". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 14 February 1927. Retrieved 29 December 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. Kohner p.355


  • Kohner, Pancho. Lupita Tovar the Sweetheart of México: A Memoir. Xlibris Corporation, 2011.

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