Monja Danischewsky

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Monja Danischewsky
Monja Danischewsky

28 April 1911
Died16 October 1994(1994-10-16) (aged 83)
OccupationFilm producer

Monja Danischewsky (28 April 1911 – 16 October 1994) was a British producer and writer, born in Archangel into a Russian-Jewish family who left Russia for England in 1919 and who produced and wrote the films Topkapi and Rockets Galore! (1957) [1] and others.



Early life

Monja Danischewsky's family left Russia for Great Britain in 1919.


He started out with various publicity jobs, then to Ealing Studios as publicity director in 1938 and occasional writer. Switched to producer 1949; became independent producer The Galloping Major (1951); returned as producer/writer in mid-1950s and continued briefly after Ealing ended; Rockets Galore (1958) and The Battle of the Sexes (1959). Autobiography, 'White Russian, Red Face', 1966.


As writer

As producer

Published works

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