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The Chess Player

The Chess Player

A Feature film by Raymond Bernard

Produced by Les Films Historiques

Release in France : 20/07/1927

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Actors (11)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Les Films Historiques

French distribution :

Exclusivité Jean de Merly


Set in 1776, the Polish have begun to revolt against the occupying Russians. When a Polish nobleman who leads a secret liberation movement becomes a fugitive, an inventor constructs an automaton of a chess player and hides him inside. The chess player goes on to battle the Russians on a different front: the chess board. Of course, the movie also throws in a love triangle between the beautiful girl, the Polish agent and a Russian officer.

Full credits (7)

Assistant Director :

Jean Hemard

Screenwriters :

Raymond Bernard, Jean-José Frappa

Production Designers :

Rob Mallet-Stevens, Jean Perrier, Marc Bujard, Willy-Gricha

Costume designer :

Eugène Lourie

Author of original work :

Henry Dupuy-Mazuel

Director of Photography :

Joseph-Louis Mundwiller

Music Composer :

Henri Rabaud

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

2 h 15 min

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Black & White

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