Artikelnummer 6319

THE CHESS PLAYER (Le joueur d'échecs) (1927)

Raymond Bernard, Henry Dupuis-Mazuel Pierre Blanchar ... Boleslas Vorowski Charles Dullin Charles Dullin ... Baron von Kempelen Édith Jéhanne Édith Jéhanne ... Sophie Novinska Camille Bert Camille Bert ... Maj. Nicolaieff Pierre Batcheff Pierre Batcheff ... Prince Serge Oblomoff Marcelle Charles Dullin Marcelle Charles Dullin ... Catherine II (as Marcelle Charles) Jackie Monnier Jackie Monnier ... Wanda (as Jacky Monnier) Armand Bernard Armand Bernard ... Roubenko Alexiane Alexiane ... Olga Pierre Hot Pierre Hot ... King Stanislas Jaime Devesa Jaime Devesa ... Prince Orloff Fridette Fatton Fridette Fatton ... Pola

18th Century Russian-annexed Poland: Russian soldiers are patrolling the streets, but that's of little detriment to the rebellious Poles. Boleslas is a patriotic hussar, who dreams of playing a part in the nation's rebirth. He gets together with other hussars to sing patriotic songs with his foster sister, Sophie. You may not think that's any big deal, but Russian patrols don't like it and our singers need to control themselves every time the Russians walk by. Meanwhile, in an eerie mansion, there's an inventor who's mastered the art of the automaton. His robots look very much like humans and get more realistic with every incarnation. The inventor, Baron von Kempelen, is a favorite of Tsarina Catherine the Great ... and also a supporter of Polish independence. Is he perhaps more than just a passive supporter of a reborn Poland? Hmmm ...

DVD-R has English intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 139 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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