The Opera Game (2020)


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


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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Release Date:

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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