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1850's New Orleans chess prodigy, Paul Morphy's tortured life is examined.
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Jaqueline Fleming ... Malvina
Lucky Johnson ... Mason
Peyton Wich ... Young Edward Morphy
Blaine Kern III ... Paul Morphy
Karen Kaia Livers ... Magistrate / Banker
Michael Patrick Lane ... General Slidell
Monika Guiberteau ... Olivia
Evan Daigle ... Adult Edward Morphy
Brian Stapf ... Alonso Morphy
Idella Johnson ... Simone
Adella Gautier ... Ory
Brad Blanchard ... Rules Official
Ryan Grego Ryan Grego ... Young Paul Morphy
Archie Sampier Archie Sampier ... Jesse
Jaden Francis ... Young Malvina


On the night of his untimely and mysterious death in post Civil War New Orleans, world chess champion PAUL MORPHY'S exciting and tortured life is reviewed. Known as the greatest chess player in the modern era, Morphy was a multidimensional genius prodigy.

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2020 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Ken Mask Studios See more »
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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Paul Morphy attended what is now Tulane University. At that time it was known as the University of Louisiana. See more »


At one point young Paul is setting up a set incorrectly, with the Knight on a Bishop's square, he picks up a Bishop to place on a Knight's square. A quick cut shows all the pieces set-up correctly and Paul placing the piece on the correct square. See more »

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