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The Chess Player (1938 film)

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The Chess Player
The Chess Player (1938 film).jpg
Directed byJean Dréville
Written by
Based onLe Jour d'échecs
by Henry Dupuy-Mazuel
Produced by
  • Antoine de Rouvre
  • Jacques Schwob-d'Héricourt
Edited byRaymond Leboursier
Music byJean Lenoir
Société des Films Vega
Distributed by
Release dates
  • November 25, 1938 (1938-11-25) (France)
  • December 3, 1939 (1939-12-03) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes

The Chess Player (French: Le joueur d'échecs) is a 1938 French historical drama film directed by Jean Dréville and starring Françoise Rosay, Conrad Veidt and Bernard Lancret.[1] It is a remake of the 1927 silent film The Chess Player, itself based on the 1926 novel of the same title by Henry Dupuy-Mazuel. The film takes place in Vilnius during the reign of Catherine the Great.

It was shot at the Cité Elgé studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Lucien Aguettand and Marcel Magniez. It was released by Compagnie Française Cinématographique in France and Columbia Pictures in the United States



  1. ^ Soister p.281


  • Crisp, Colin. Genre, Myth and Convention in the French Cinema, 1929-1939. Indiana University Press, 2002.

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