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In 1776, Polish nobleman Boleslas Vorowski heads a secret movement to free his country from Russian control. When Vorowski is wounded in battle, his mentor, inventor Baron von Kempelen, constructs a chess-playing automaton named Turk that conceals Vorowski in order to smuggle him to safety. When Catherine the Great learns of Turk's chess prowess, she commands the automaton be brought to Russia for a royal match. From the novel by Henri Dupuy-Mazuel, which is based on the real 18th-century machine.

Milestone Film & Video, PO Box 128, Harrington Park, NJ 07640-0128, Phone: (201)767-3117, Toll-free: 800-603-1104, Fax: (201)767-3035, Email: milefilms@aol.com, URL: http://www.milestonefilms.com

Available on Running time 133 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 18th Century, Robots & Androids, Royalty, Russian, Chess
Screenplay
Raymond Bernard
Cast
Pierre Blanchar, Edith Jehanne, Charles Dullin, Camille Bert, Pierre Batcheff
Cinematography
Joseph-Louis Mundwiller, Willy, Marc Bujard
Director
Raymond Bernard
Music
Henri Rabaud

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