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Chess Player (1938)

Le joueur d'échecs (original title)
A toymaker in Poland specializes in building lifesize mechanical men. He builds a chess-playing "automaton" to hide a pretty young Polish activist who is being hunted by occupying Russian forces.

Director:

Jean Dréville
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Françoise Rosay ... Catherine II
Conrad Veidt ... Le baron de Kempelen
Bernard Lancret ... Le prince Serge Oblonsky
Micheline Francey Micheline Francey ... Sonia Vorowska
Paul Cambo ... Le prince Boleslas Vorowsky
Jacques Grétillat Jacques Grétillat ... Potemkine (as Grétillat)
Jean Témerson Jean Témerson ... Stanislas, le roi de Pologne (as Temerson)
Edmonde Guy Edmonde Guy ... Wanda Zalewska, la danseuse
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Storyline

A toymaker in Poland specializes in building lifesize mechanical men. He builds a chess-playing "automaton" to hide a pretty young Polish activist who is being hunted by occupying Russian forces.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carica se zabavlja See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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