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Thorold Dickinson's 1949 British classic, based on Pushkin's short story, stars Anton Walbrook as Captain Suvorin, an impoverished military captain in 19th-century Russia. Like many of the time, he daringly admires the meritocratic genius of Russia's great enemy, Napoleon, and is obsessed with gambling. Suvorin is galvanised by the rumour that ugly old Countess Ranevskaya, played by Edith Evans, has sold her soul to the devil for the secret of winning at cards; he plans to offer her a chilling n find out more...