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
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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
Version of La dame de pique