The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades
  • 1949
  • UK
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Thorold Dickinson
  • Written by: Alexander Pushkin (story), Rodney Ackland, Arthur Boys
  • Cast: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell

Re-release of Dickinson's classic in which a young officer in the imperial Russian army tries to wrest the secret of winning at cards from a strange old countess. Dickinson's eerily prowling camera and designer Oliver Messel's sets give this adapation of a Pushkin story an effective atmosphere. Faintly ridiculous on a surface level, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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