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The Queen of Spades


StudioCanal Vintage Classics

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Atmospheric suspense thriller based on a short story by Pushkin.

Anton Walbrook stars as Russian army captain Herman Suvorin, who secretly covets the wealth and position of his fellow officers and becomes obsessed with learning the secrets of the card game Faro. When he hears that the elderly Countess Ranevskaya (Edith Evans) has struck a bargain with the devil to gain the very knowledge he so desires, he worms his way into her household and does all he can to wrestle the knowledge from her - but the price turns out to be higher than he could ever have imagined.

Hailed by Martin Scorsese as a masterpiece, the film stands as a groundbreaking classic from the golden age of British filmmaking. Surreal, emotionally intense and genuinely creepy, The Queen Of Spades is a disquieting, riveting and ultimately unforgettable experience.

  • Exclusive introduction by Martin Scorsese
  • Analysis by Philip Horne (Thorold Dickinson specialist)
  • Two original audio interviews with Thorold Dickinson from 1951 and 1968
  • Original trailer
  • Booklet of original Film Dope magazine interview with Thorold Dickinson and excerpts from Thorold Dickinson: A World of Film
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SKU 5055201809537
Catalogue Number OPTD1684
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1949
Director Thorold Dickinson
Format DVD
Publisher(s) StudioCanal
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Black & White
Language(s) English
Running time 96 min
DVD region 2
Certificate PG
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