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Chess Player

Chess Player (1930)

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Release Date: May 17, 1930 Wide

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The Chess Player (Le Jouer D'Echecs) is based on an old European fable about a despotic king who came to grief via his obsession with a mechanical chess-playing machine. For the purposes of this film, the fable is incorporated in an inspirational story about a young, courageous Polish woman, a patriot in the Joan of Arc mold. The action takes place during the reign of Czarish Catherine II, when Poland was under the thumb of the Russians. The film's dramatic highlight was one of the most

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The Chess Player is a striking archeological discovery from the year that bridged the silent and sound eras, and is a fine title for cinephiles easing into the European silents.

April 5, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com
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Magnificent visuals.

January 15, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A nonstop visual and aural masterpiece

August 28, 2003 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
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you have to wonder why this treasure of world cinema is not spoken of in the same breath as INTOLERANCE or PANDORA'S BOX

July 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
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  • The Chess Player (Le joueur d'échecs) (DE)
  • The Chess Player (Le joueur d'échecs) (UK)
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