Chess Fever


A humorous look at the extraordinary lengths a chess addict will go to for love of the game. One of the rare comedies of early Soviet cinema, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin.
USSR 1926, 20 minutes


“Great fun!”

“Good chess – bad socks. The joke was stretched a bit far. Be(k)nighted…? Excessively in pawn to one idea…?”

“Lively humour & musical accompaniment”

“It was interesting to see Capablanca make off with the woman: I believe he was reputed to be a womaniser”

“That was never a Queen’s gambit!!”


A:13, B:22, C:9, D:0, E:0 to give 77%