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Chess Fever (1925)
"Shakhmatnaya goryachka" (original title)

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With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and becomes frustrated and depressed by his ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
José Raúl Capablanca ...
The World Champion
Vladimir Fogel ...
The Hero
Anna Zemtsova ...
The Heroine
Natalya Glan
Zakhar Darevsky
Mikhail Zharov ...
House Painter
Anatoli Ktorov ...
Tram Passenger
Yakov Protazanov ...
Chemist
Yuli Raizman ...
Chemist's Assistant
Ivan Koval-Samborsky ...
Policeman
Konstantin Eggert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernst Grunfeld ...
Himself
F. Ivanov
Sergey Komarov ...
Grandfather
Frank Marshall ...
Himself
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With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and becomes frustrated and depressed by his neglect of her, but wherever she goes she finds that she cannot escape chess. On the brink of giving up, she meets the world champion, Capablanca himself, with interesting results. Written by Snow Leopard

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21 December 1925 (Soviet Union)  »

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Besides José Raúl Capablanca's appearance, the tournament scenes include brief footage of actual games being played in the Moscow 1925 international tournament. Some of the leading chess masters of the era, including Richard Reti, Rudolph Spielmann, Ernst Grunfeld, Frank Marshall, Carlos Torre and F.D. Yates are shown playing their games. See more »

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Perfectly paced, very funny silent short.
30 October 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Just like the best Hollywood equivalents, this short silent film has a simple storyline which is, of course, a wee bit over the top, is extremely funny and is perfectly paced. I wasn't expecting anything like this at all and it was a joy from start to finish.

Later, it made me think, once again, just how many wonderful short films there have been made and lost, from all corners of the world ... a darned shame.

If ever you get a chance to see this film, you won't be disappointed.


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