The Queen of Spades DVD (1949) Region 1. (Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Black & White.
Starring: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell. Dir. Thorold Dickinson.
Based upon a short ghost story by celebrated Russian author Alexander Pushkin, The Queen Of Spades is legendary filmmaker Thorold Dickinson's most accomplished piece of work. Hailed by Martin Scorsese as an absolute masterpiece, The Queen Of Spades, stands up as a groundbreaking and unique example of the golden age of British filmmaking. Surreal, emotionally intense and genuinely creepy,
The Queen Of Spades is an unforgettable experience that feasts the eyes with strange symbolism and haunts the mind with unease. Starring Anton Walbrook (The Red Shoes) and Dame Edith Evans (Scrooge, Tom Jones) it remains an atmospheric and macabre classic like no other. An army officer has become obsessed with playing cards. Convinced that an elderly countess possesses the secret of winning every game, the young officer's obsession leads him into a satanic world of madness, mayhem and murder where death is only the beginning.
"Tchaikovsky took Pushkin's ghost story and turned it into an opera. Producer Anatole de Grunwald turned it into one of the finest Gothic thrillers in film history!"