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The Chess Player

1927 Rated NR 2hr 13m

With a price on his head after a 1776 uprising in Russian-occupied Poland, rebel Boleslas Vorowski (Pierre Blanchar) seeks refuge with a genius inventor who hides him in his greatest creation: a chess-playing robot that soon attracts Catherine the Great's attention. Director Raymond Bernard's sprawling drama (based on the novel by Henry Dupuis-Mazuel) is one of the French silent cinema's most visually arresting films.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital 5.0

Other features

Filmed in B&W (tinted); interactive menus; scene access; press kit; still gallery; interviews.