The Chess Player (1938)

11/25/1938 (FR) DramaHistory 1h 10m
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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.

  1. Jean Dréville

    Director, Writer

  2. Henry Dupuy-Mazuel


  3. Bernard Zimmer


  4. Albert Guyot


  5. Roger Vitrac


  6. André Doderet


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  1. Françoise Rosay

    Françoise Rosay

    Catherine II

  2. Conrad Veidt

    Conrad Veidt

    Le baron de Kempelen

  3. Bernard Lancret

    Bernard Lancret

    Le prince Serge Oblonsky

  4. Micheline Francey

    Micheline Francey

    Sonia Vorowska

  5. Paul Cambo

    Le prince Boleslas Vorowsky

  6. Jacques Grétillat


  7. Jean Témerson

    Jean Témerson


  8. Edmonde Guy

    Wanda Zalewska

  9. Delphin

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Original Title Le Joueur d'échecs

Status Released

Original Language French

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