Queen of Spades

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From a story of the same name by Tolstoy.

Two men are in love with the Countess’ ward, but one just wants to use her to get the secret of winning at cards from the Countess…

We watched this on Hallowe’en night (the same night that someone in a parking lot dented the fender of my truck, also named The Queen of Spades…coincidence??? probably.) because it had been loaned to us by the Squirrel Lady, being on the same dvd as Dead of Night and it was time to get it back to her.

It was a good story, a little creepy, kinda mst-able, but fun to watch. Dame Edith Evans has a WONDERFUL time playing the horrible Countess, and Leslie Howard’s son Ronald is the lead. I kept saying, he looks like Leslie Howard, is he related? and sure enough…none of his dad’s acting talent or Serious Honey-ness, though.

Anyway. If you’re looking for a not-too-scary ghost story that’s a little different, give this one a try.

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