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The Queen of Spades

(1949)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 35min
| Stars: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell | Director: Thorold Dickinson

A Russian officer tries to wrest from an ancient countess the secret of winning at cards, in return for which he has sold his soul to the devil; but she dies of fright and haunts him

Cast

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Edith Evans
The Old Countess
Yvonne Mitchell
Lizaveta Ivanovna
Ronald Howard
Andrei
Mary Jerrold
Old Varvarushka
Anthony Dawson
Fyodor
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Tchybukin
Michael Medwin
Hovaisky
Photograph of English actress, Athene Seyler (1)
Princess Ivashin
Ivor Barnard
Bookseller
Maroussia Dimitrevitch
Gypsy Singer
Violetta Elvin
Gypsy Dancer
Pauline Tennant
Young Countess
Jacqueline Clarke
Milliner’s Assistant
Josef Ramart
Countess’s Lover
Valentine Dyall
St Germain’s Messenger
Gordon Begg
General Volcholnikov
Gibb McLaughlin
Bird Seller
Drusilla Wills
Countess’s Old Servant
Aubrey Mallalieu
Fedya
George Woodbridge
Vassili
Pauline Jameson
Anyutka
Hay Petrie
Herman’s Servant
Brown Derby
The Countess’s Footman
Geoffrey Dunn
Hair Dresser
Ian Colin
Officer in the Gaming Room
Clement McCallin
Officer in the Gaming Room
John Howard
Officer in the Gaming Room
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Reviews

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Disappointingly slow-moving but splendidly atmospheric recreation of an old Russian story with all the decorative stops out; the chills when they come are quite frightening, the style is impressionist and the acting suitably extravagant. (Halliwell’s)

Pictures

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Main title from The Queen of Spades (1949) (17). A tale of old St Petersburg. In 1806 the craze for gambling had spread throughout Russia. Faro – a simple card game similar to our Snap – was all the fashion, and fortunes were won and lost on the turn of a card. As a result there arose many superstitions concerning the cards – one of these was the evil influence of the Queen of Spades
Main title from The Queen of Spades (1949) (16). Directed by Thorold Dickinson
Main title from The Queen of Spades (1949) (15). Produced by Anatole de Grunwald
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Main title from The Queen of Spades (1949) (6). The story by Alexander Pushkin. The screenplay by Rodney Ackland and Arthur Boys
Main title from The Queen of Spades (1949) (5). Anthony Dawson, Pauline Tennant, Miles Malleson, Athene Seyler, Michael Medwin, Maroussia Dimitrevitch, Ivor Barnard, Violetta Elvin
Main title from The Queen of Spades (1949) (4). With Ronald Howard, Mary Jerrold and introducing Yvonne Mitchell
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Main title from The Queen of Spades (1949) (1). Anton Walbrook and Edith Evans
The Queen of Spades (1949) Blu-ray cover from Studio Canal [2023] (1) featuring Edith Evans
Photograph from The Queen of Spades (1949) (1) featuring Yvonne Mitchell (as Lizaveta Ivanovna), Anton Walbrook (as Herman)

Production

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Thorold Dickinson
Director
Anatole de Grunwald
Producer
Arthur Boys
Writer
Alexander Pushkin
Writer (short story ‘The Queen of Spades’)
Rodney Ackland
Writer (the screenplay by)

Companies

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Associated British-Pathé
Distribution company