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The Queen of Spades (1949)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  30 June 1949 (USA)
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »

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Mary Jerrold ...
Old Varvarushka
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Fyodor
Miles Malleson ...
Tchybukin
Michael Medwin ...
Hovaisky
Athene Seyler ...
Princess Ivashin
Ivor Barnard ...
Bookseller
Maroussia Dimitrevitch ...
Gypsy singer
Violetta Elvin ...
Gypsy dancer
Pauline Tennant ...
Jacqueline Clarke ...
Milliner's assistant
Josef Ramart ...
Countess' lover (as Yusef Ramart)
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the secret, then finds himself haunted by the woman's spirit. Written by Anonymous

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The snow was actually made of shredded-up windows from German warplanes. Although it looked great onscreen, it was actually extremely uncomfortable for cast and crew alike. See more »

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The opening credits, rather than simply reading "Screenplay By", "Music By", "Director of Photography", etc., as in most films, read "The Screenplay By", "The Music By", "The Director of Photography", "The Art Director", etc. See more »

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Version of The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: Queen of Spades (1950) See more »

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A Classic from the golden age of British Cinema
12 April 1999 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

Why is it that this classic film is not available on any format anywhere? I have to make do with a now very old and worn videotape copy from when this great film was last shown on TV about 8 years ago. A gripping and atmospheric film with excellent performances from Anton Walbrook and Edith Evans, this film is up there with The Third Man as one of the best British films ever made. The real mystery is why has the industry neglected this gem? Score: 10/10


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