The Queen of Spades
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A supernatural tale based on a short story by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, this is the portrayal of a poor Captain in the Russian army in the nineteenth Century. His comrades in arms play cards nightly, but he cannot afford to join them until one night he dreams that he has gained from a mysterious aging countess her secret for winning at faro--a secret which legend has it she has sold her soul to obtain. This story has been filmed at least a dozen times, but this is by far the best version. Eight of the versions were silent films and another version was done as recently as 1965. A period… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A masterfully filmed surreal atmospheric supernatural tale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A black-and-white gem that truly deserves to be hailed as a 'lost classic'."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"It's more distressing to witness just how much the mood of a dark and uncompromising masterpiece can be sabotaged by a producer with his eyes on the easy uplift."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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