Russia, 1835. Lieutenant Hermann, a compulsive gambler, is fascinated by an infallible martingale held by Countess Tomski, nicknamed The Queen of Spades. The day Hermann wants to wring the ... See full summary »

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(as Fedor Ozep)

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(screenplay) (as Fedor Ozep), (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Marguerite Moreno ...
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Madeleine Ozeray ...
Abel Jacquin ...
Camille Bert ...
Le général
Raymone ...
Glacha
Palau ...
Le banquier Petrov (as Pierre Palau)
Roger Legris ...
Ivan - l'ordonnance
Jean Didier ...
Nathalie Alexeeff ...
Une servante de la comtesse (as Nathalie Alexeeff-Darsène)
Madame Wormser ...
Une servante de la comtesse
Caroline ...
Une servante de la comtesse
Pierre Finaly ...
Le chef du relais
Sylvain Itkine ...
Le libraire
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Russia, 1835. Lieutenant Hermann, a compulsive gambler, is fascinated by an infallible martingale held by Countess Tomski, nicknamed The Queen of Spades. The day Hermann wants to wring the secret from her, the countess dies of fear. Following this tragic scene, Hermann sinks into dementia. Luckily, Lisa, his frail lover, brings him back to life and happiness. Written by Guy Bellinger

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18 October 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pique Dame  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Fyodor Otsep, the director, had previously been the writer of the 1916 Russian silent version directed by Yakov Protazanov. See more »

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Version of La dame de pique (1958) See more »

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Superb - excellent direction.
4 December 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

If you can get hold of a copy of this film - do so!

The plot centers around a card game in which certain cards are said to be lucky. However, a certain countess is said to have made a pact with the underworld in order to know the secrets of the cards. This dreadful woman keeps her servants and paid companions in constant fear and spends her every day complaining about every single thing. What she does not reveal however is her mortal fear of death.

There is a young soldier who would love to get the secrets of the cards from her and agrees to take the sins of her soul upon his in exchange for the knowledge - which does him no good.

Photography and suspense is superb from filmmakers who knew their craft. A must see.


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