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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Historiques

    French distribution :

    Exclusivité Jean de Merly

    Full credits (7)

    Assistant Director :

    Jean Hemard

    Screenwriters :

    Raymond Bernard, Jean-José Frappa

    Production Designers :

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

    Costume designer :

    Eugène Lourie

    Author of original work :

    Henry Dupuy-Mazuel

    Director of Photography :

    Joseph-Louis Mundwiller

    Music Composer :

    Henri Rabaud

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Historical

    Production language :

    Silent

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1927

    French release :

    20/07/1927

    Runtime :

    2 h 15 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.33

    Audio format :

    Silent

    Posters (3)

    Director

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