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The Chess Player

A Feature film by Jean Dréville

Produced by Société des Films Véga

Release in France : 25/11/1938

    Synopsis

    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.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Full credits (14)

    Dialogue Writers :

    André Doderet, Roger Vitrac, Bernard Zimmer

    Producers :

    Jacques Schwob-d'Héricourt, Antoine de Rouvre

    Directors of Photography :

    René Gaveau, André Thomas

    Production Manager :

    Jean Rossi

    Assistant editors :

    Dagmar Bolin, Jacques Vitry

    Music Composer :

    Jean Lenoir

    Costume designer :

    Georges K. Benda

    Author of original work :

    Henry Dupuy-Mazuel

    Screenwriter :

    Albert Guyot

    Sound Recordist :

    Robert Yvonnet

    Editor :

    Raymond Leboursier

    Production Designer :

    Marcel Magniez

    Production Designer :

    Lucien Aguettand

    Still Photographer :

    Walter Limot

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Historical

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1938

    French release :

    25/11/1938

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    1177

    Visa issue date :

    30/11/1942

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    - 35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1938

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1938)

    Selection

    Official Competition