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The Chess Player ()

directed by Raymond Bernard
featuring Edith Jehanne, Charles Dullin, Camille Bert, Pierre Blanchar, Pierre Batcheff

The Chess Player (Le Jouer D'Echecs) is based on an old European fable about a despotic king who came to grief via his obsession with a mechanical chess-playing machine. For the purposes of this film, the fable is incorporated in an inspirational story about a young, courageous Polish woman, a patriot in the Joan of Arc mold. The action takes place during the reign of Czarish Catherine II, when Poland was under the thumb of the Russians. The film's dramatic highlight was one of the most astonishing sequences in all of ...

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The Chess Player
2003, Image Entertainment / Milestone Film & Video

UPC: 014381198027


The Chess Player
1927, Image Entertainment / Milestone Film & Video

UPC: 5021866237305


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