The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

Director: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack Cast: Joel McCrea
Joel McCrea
, Fay Wray
Fay Wray
Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack,
The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

Director: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack Cast: Joel McCrea
Joel McCrea
, Fay Wray
Fay Wray
Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack,

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Overview

The first of many official and unofficial screen versions of Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game was put together by producer Willis O'Brien and directors Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel in 1932. Leslie Banks stars as loony Russian count Zaroff, a renowned big-game hunter who tires of stalking animals and begins hunting down the "most dangerous game"-human beings. Luring unwary victims to his remote island, Zaroff wines and dines them, gives them a few hours' head start to run into the jungle, then hunts them down with rifle and bow and arrow. As his grisly trophy room demonstrates, Zaroff hasn't missed yet. Shipwreck survivors Joel McCrea and Fay Wray are Zaroff's latest quarry. "First the hunt, then the revels!" declares Zaroff, casting a lecherous eye towards the wide-eyed Ms. Wray. The original Connell story had no heroine, but who wants to watch Joel McCrea lose most of his clothing while scurrying through the jungle? The Most Dangerous Game was filmed on RKO's standing King Kong sets during a lull in the production of that classic film, utilizing most of the Kong personnel (actors Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente and Dutch Hendrian; producer O'Brien; director Schoedsack; composer Max Steiner). While the plot has been reshaped and recycled many times since 1932, RKO's only official remake of Most Dangerous Game was 1945's A Game of Death.


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Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827279128
Original Release: 1932
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 53,864

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joel McCrea Bob Rainsford
Fay Wray Eve Trowbridge
Leslie Banks Count Zaroff
Donald Smith Martin Trowbridge
Steve Clemente Tartar Servant
Noble Johnson Ivan
William B. Davidson Captain
Dutch Hendrian Ships Crew
Hale Hamilton Ships Crew

Technical Credits
Irving Pichel Director
Ernest B. Schoedsack Director,Producer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Richard Connell Original Story
Merian C. Cooper Producer
James Ashmore Creelman Screenwriter
Henry W. Gerrard Cinematographer
Archie Marshek Editor
Clem Portman Sound/Sound Designer
David O. Selznick Executive Producer
Max Steiner Score Composer

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