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Chess, humour and Art
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Chess scene from ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ (1944)
Filmed during WWII by Hollywood, mostly as a propaganda film designed to boost morale, this film features a priceless chess scene where two elderly gentlemen argue as school boys over a game of chess. I found this video on Youtube, but the sound has somehow been allowed to waste away. Never the less, it adds comic relief to the overall scene…ENJOY!
The White Cliffs of Dover was made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Clarence Brown and Sidney Frankliin The screenplay was by Claudine West, Jan Lustig and George Froeschel, based on a poem by Alice Miller entitled ‘The White Cliffs’ The film had a budge of just over 2 million dollars, and took in some 6 million dollars at the box office.
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