The Queen of Spades (1949 film)
|The Queen of Spades|
|Directed by||Thorold Dickinson|
|Produced by||Anatole de Grunwald|
|Written by||Alexander Pushkin (story)
|Distributed by||Associated British-Pathe (UK)
Republic Pictures (US)
|Release dates||June 30, 1949 (USA)|
|Running time||95 minutes|
|Box office||£107,250 (UK)|
The Queen of Spades (1949) is a 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.
A poor Russian officer tries to learn the secret of an aged countess's success at the card table.
- 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
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p489
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- "Festival de Cannes: The Queen of Spades". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- "100 Best British Films: Directors". timeout.com. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
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