It is 1806, and St. Petersburg is in the grip of gambling fever. Each night Herman Suvorin, a poor Captain of Engineers, watches huge fortunes being lost and won. But he does not dare risk losing the money he has so carefully saved from his pay over the years. But then he hears of the Countess Ranevskaya who, by selling her soul many years before, had obtained the secret of winning at cards. He determines to find her and to wrest the secret from her...
Running Time: 95 mins.