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Director  Thorold Dickinson
Music director  Georges Auric
Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Horror
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom
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Writer  Alexander Pushkin, Rodney Ackland
Release date  June 30, 1949 (USA)
Screenplay  Rodney Ackland, Arthur Boys
Cast  Anton Walbrook (Capt. Herman Suvorin), Edith Evans (The Old Countess Ranevskaya), Yvonne Mitchell (Lizavetta Ivanova), Ronald Howard (Andrei), Mary Jerrold (Old Varvarushka), Anthony Dawson (Fyodor)
Similar movies  Wild Card, Runner Runner, Django Unchained, Casino Royale, Mississippi Grind, Heist

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The Queen of Spades is a 1949 fantasy-horror film based on a short story of the same name by Alexander Pushkin. It stars Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans and Yvonne Mitchell. Although Evans and Mitchell were both experienced stage actors, this was their cinematic debut.

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Plot

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Captain Herman Suvorin (Anton Walbrook) is a Russian soldier in St Petersburg in 1806. He comes from a working class background, and is consequently spurned by his wealthier fellow officers. Suvorin begins gambling, playing the card game Faro. He is told of an aged countess (Edith Evans), who allegedly sold her soul to the devil in exchange for success in playing Faro. Suvorin seduces her ward (Yvonne Mitchell) as part of a plan to learn the countess's secret of success.

Cast

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  • Anton Walbrook as Captain Herman Suvorin
  • Edith Evans as Countess Ranevskaya
  • Yvonne Mitchell as Lizavetta Ivanova
  • Ronald Howard as Andrei
  • Mary Jerrold as Old Varvarushka
  • Anthony Dawson as Fyodor
  • Miles Malleson as Tchybukin
  • Michael Medwin as Hovaisky
  • Athene Seyler as Princess Ivashin
  • Ivor Barnard as Bookseller
  • Aubrey Mallalieu as Fedya
  • Maroussia Dimitrevitch as Gypsy singer
  • Violette Elvin as Gypsy dancer
  • Pauline Tennant as young Countess Ranevskaya
  • Production

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    The story was adapted from a short story of the same name by Alexander Pushkin, with a script written by Arthur Boys and Rodney Ackland. The original director of the film left the project after suffering from poor health, and was replaced by Thorold Dickinson, who also rewrote sections of the script.

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    The film was shot at Welwyn Studios in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, using sets created by William Kellner.

    Release and reception

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    Despite a limited budget, it was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best British Film. It was also entered into the 1949 Cannes Film Festival.

    The film was once thought lost, but was rediscovered and later re-released in British cinemas on 26 December 2009. It was released on Region 2 DVD in January 2010.

    Wes Anderson ranked it as the sixth best British film. Martin Scorsese has described Thorold Dickinson as an underrated director, saying of The Queen of Spades that "this stunning film is one of the few true classics of supernatural cinema."

    References

    The Queen of Spades (1949 film) Wikipedia
    The Queen of Spades (1949 film) IMDb The Queen of Spades (1949 film) themoviedb.org