The Chess Player Movie Review 1927

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In 1776, Polish nobleman Boleslas Vorowski heads a secret movement to free his country from Russian control. When Vorowski is wounded in battle, his mentor, inventor Baron von Kempelen, constructs a chess-playing automaton named Turk that conceals Vorowski in order to smuggle him to safety. When Catherine the Great learns of Turk's chess prowess, she commands the automaton be brought to Russia for a royal match. From the novel by Henri Dupuy-Mazuel, which is based on the real 18th-century machine.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 133 minutes.
Originally from French.

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Period Piece: 18th Century, Robots & Androids, Royalty, Russian, Chess
Raymond Bernard
Pierre Blanchar, Edith Jehanne, Charles Dullin, Camille Bert, Pierre Batcheff
Joseph-Louis Mundwiller, Willy, Marc Bujard
Raymond Bernard
Henri Rabaud

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