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Also known as Chess Fever in the USA
B&W : 545 metres
Directed by Vsevelod I. Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky
Cast: Vladimir Fogel [the hero], Anna Zemtsova [the heroine], José Raúl Capablanca [the world champion], Sergei Komarov [grandfather], Boris Barnet [thief], Ivan Koval-Samborsky [policeman], Yakov Protazanov [chemist], Yuli Raizman [chemist’s assistant], Mikhail Zharov [house painter], Anatoli Ktorov [tram passenger], Fyodor Otsep [game spectator], Zakhar Darevsky, Konstantin Eggert, Natalya Glan, F. Ivanov, Richard Réti [tournament player], Rudolph Spielmann [tournament player], Ernst Grünfeld [tournament player], Frank Marshall [tournament player], Carlos Torre [tournament player], F.D. Yates [tournament player]
Scenario by Nikolai Shpikovsky. Cinematography by Anatoli Golovnya. Edited by Vsevelod I. Pudovkin. / Released 21 December 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 27 January 2006.
References: Youngblood-Soviet pp. 266, 318 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.