Chess Fever (1925) movie

With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and becomes frustrated and depressed by his neglect of her, but wherever she goes she finds that she cannot escape chess. On the brink of giving up, she meets the world champion, Capablanca himself, with interesting results.

Chess Fever (1925) movie

Genre: Comedy
Production Co: Mezhrabpom-Rus

Directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, Nikolai Shpikovsky
Writing Credits: Nikolai Shpikovsky
Cinematography by Anatoli Golovnya

José Raúl Capablanca – The World Champion, cameo
Vladimir Fogel as The Hero
Anna Zemtsova as The Heroine
Natalya Glan
Zakhar Darevsky
Mikhail Zharov as House Painter
Anatoli Ktorov as Tram Passenger
Yakov Protazanov as Chemist
Yuli Raizman as Chemist’s Assistant
Ivan Koval-Samborsky as Policeman
Konstantin Eggert
Ernst Grunfeld cameo
Fyodor Ivanov
Sergey Komarov as Grandfather
Frank Marshall cameo
Richard Reti cameo
Rudolph Spielmann cameo
Carlos Torre cameo
F.D. Yates cameo
Boris Barnet cameo
Vladimir Nabokov cameo
Fyodor Otsep as Game spectator


  1. I like your channel thank you for sharing this movies

  2. Lection: never stop loving chess

  3. The Cuban genius is my all-time favorite! Not only was he normal, unlike a lot of chess champions, he was also debonair.

  4. Bobby Fischer Against the World led me here……

  5. Only when she found a chess hater, she decided to love the game. That shows how much she just wanted to defy her partner’s opinion

  6. 2:00 that guy in the middle… it had to be Alekhine or a very good immitator…

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