Chance the Idol

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Chance the Idol
Directed by Graham Cutts
Written by Henry Arthur Jones (play)
Curt J. Braun
Produced by Harry R. Sokal
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Music byFelix Bartsch
Distributed by National Film
Release date
  • 1927 (1927)
German intertitles

Chance the Idol (German: Die Spielerin) is a 1927 German silent film directed by Graham Cutts and starring Jack Trevor, Agnes Esterhazy and Harry Liedtke. It was based on a play by Henry Arthur Jones. Cutts was working in Germany at the time for Gainsborough Pictures.




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