Le joueur d’échecs (1927)

France, 1927
135m
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent

A French fantasy film directed by Raymond Bernard,

Plot Summary

In 1776, an inventor hides a nobleman in a chess-playing automaton.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Raymond Bernard
Société des Films Historiques
Executive Producers:
Produced by:
Written by: Raymond Bernard, Henry Dupuis-Mazuel, Jean-José Frappa
Based on the Novel by: Henry Dupuis-Mazuel
Director of Photography: Marc Bujard, Willy [real name: Willy Faktorovitch], Hemard [real name: Jean Hémard], Joseph-Louis Mundwiller
Editor:
Music by: Henri Rabaud
Production Sound Mixer:
Costume Designer: Eugène Lourié
Make-up:
Hair Stylist:
Special Effects: W. Percy Day
Art Director: Jean Perrier

Cast
Pierre Blanchar (Boleslas Vorowski)
Charles Dullin (Baron von Kempelen)
Édith Jéhanne (Sophie Novinska)
Camille Bert (Maj. Nicolaieff)
Pierre Batcheff (Prince Serge Oblomoff)
Marcelle Charles Dullin [real name: Marcelle Charles] (Catherine II)
Jacky Monnier [real name: Jackie Monnier] (Wanda)
Armand Bernard (Roubenko)
Alexiane (Olga)
Pierre Hot (King Stanislas)
Jaime Devesa (Prince Orloff)
Fridette Fatton (Pola)

Alternative Titles

The Chess Player – English language title
Igrac saha – Serbian Yugoslavian title
Jaque a la reina – Spanish title
O Jogador de Xadrez – Brazilian, Portuguese title
Der Schachspieler – German title
O Skakistis – Greek title
Skakspilleren – Danish title

References

Books
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.63 – credits