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Fyodor
Miles Malleson ...
Tchybukin
Michael Medwin ...
Hovaisky
Athene Seyler ...
Princess Ivashin
Ivor Barnard ...
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Maroussia Dimitrevitch ...
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Violetta Elvin ...
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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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30 June 1949 (USA)  »

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A Dama de Espadas  »

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Brown Derby replaced Fred Groves. See more »

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Version of Dama pikowa (1972) See more »

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A stylish, dark ghost story
23 December 1998 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Anton Walbrook gives a wonderful performance as the ambitious, frustrated Capt. Suvarin, who will do anything, even forfeit his soul, to advance his career. This stylish ghost story avoids the usual cliches, yet manages to create a spooky, brooding atmosphere. It climaxes with what must be the most gripping card-playing scene ever filmed


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