MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 31,465 this week

A Dangerous Game (1941)

Passed  -  Adventure | Comedy | Crime  -  22 August 1941 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 20 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Detectives Dick Williams and Andy McAllister find themselves trying to solve several crimes at an isolated mentally-ill hospital, where the patients range from slightly daffy to criminally ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 52 titles
created 30 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 128 titles
created 13 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 2115 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 124 titles
created 26 Apr 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Dangerous Game (1941)

A Dangerous Game (1941) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Dangerous Game.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A computer expert and his friends manage to disable a department store's security system so they can rob it, but once inside they find themselves stalked by a killer.

Directors: Stephen Hopkins, David Lewis
Stars: Miles Buchanan, Marcus Graham, Steven Grives
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In their third and last teaming, Bill Crane and Doc Williams visit a country estate to investigate threatening letters from the mysterious 'Eye.'

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Preston Foster, Frank Jenks, Joyce Compton
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Police search for the killer of a man who misused $700,000 intended for the Chinese Communists.

Director: Murray Roth
Stars: Lyle Talbot, Valerie Hobson, Hugh O'Connell
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A beautiful Dutch girl finds herself in Peking being pursued by agents of the Japanese government.

Director: Ray Taylor
Stars: William Gargan, Irene Hervey, Sam Levene
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Baron Leopold von Ragastein impersonates his noble lookalike Sir Everard Dominey at the vast Dominey Hall, where strange things are afoot in pre-WW1 England.

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Valerie Hobson, Wera Engels
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Railroaded to an insane asylum twenty years ago by four men who had taken over his newspaper, Lucius Marplay, publisher of the London Sun, escapes with the sole intent of murdering the four... See full summary »

Director: Otis Garrett
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Wendy Barrie, Bruce Lester
Danger Woman (1946)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An atomic scientist who was one of the brains behind the A-bomb is now working in private life, trying to adapt atomic power for business purposes. One day his long-estranged wife--who had ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins
Stars: Don Porter, Brenda Joyce, Patricia Morison
The Spy Ring (1938)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Two American-army officers are working on a new type of machine-gun for anti-aircraft warfare, when one of them is murdered. The other vows to get the spies that are after the invention and avenge his friend's death.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: William Hall, Jane Wyman, Esther Ralston
Sealed Lips (1942)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A detective begins to suspect that a man may be in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

Director: George Waggner
Stars: William Gargan, June Clyde, John Litel
Enemy Agent (1940)
Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man is framed for being a spy. After he is released, he sets out to find who the real spies are.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Richard Cromwell, Helen Vinson, Robert Armstrong
A Dangerous Game I (2014)
Short | Drama
Director: Maryanne Paterson
Stars: Jamie Joseph, Amber Arnold, Kevin Shand
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dick Williams
...
Andy McAllister
Jean Brooks ...
Anne Bennett (as Jeanne Kelly)
Edward Brophy ...
Bugsy (misspelled Bugs in on-screen credits)
...
Joe
Rudolph Anders ...
Dr. Fleming (as Robert O. Davis)
Richard Carle ...
Agatha - alias Mooseface Hogarty
Andrew Tombes ...
Silas Biggsby (as Andrew Toombes)
Tom Dugan ...
Clem
Vince Barnett ...
Ephriam
Mira McKinney ...
Mrs. Hubbard
Richard Kean ...
Mr. Whipple
Irving Mitchell ...
Dr. Robin
George Pembroke ...
Olaf Anderson
Edit

Storyline

Detectives Dick Williams and Andy McAllister find themselves trying to solve several crimes at an isolated mentally-ill hospital, where the patients range from slightly daffy to criminally insane, and they don't know which is which. A gang is out to steal a fortune inherited by one of the patients and, before Dick and Andy solve the case, several patients are transferred to the cemetery. And 'tiddlie-winks" are indeed involved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Who Killed Doc Robin?  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot September 1940, released March 3, 1941. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A non horror title in Universal's SHOCK! television package
5 May 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1941's "A Dangerous Game" actually belies its title, as the atmospheric beginning (a shadowy figure frightening a young nurse) quickly degenerates into a nonstop parade of foolish behavior from the entire 14 player cast. Various inept crooks drop in at an isolated sanitarium to steal the hidden fortune of Silas Biggsby (Andrew Tombes), before Dick Williams (Richard Arlen) reveals himself to be a private investigator, holding everyone at bay in the same living room until the tedious 61 minute running time has exhausted the audience's patience as well. Once the opening credits unspool to the familiar cues from 1939's "Son of Frankenstein," what had the makings of a promising mystery whodunit is sabotaged by a witless script that ranks with Hollywood's poverty row worst. Director John Rawlins certainly had a miserable track record (1938's "The Missing Guest"), but there were 1942's "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror," and 1947's "Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome" as two definite highlights. The excellent, hard working cast is not at fault for their moronic material (Richard Arlen and Andy Devine a popular team at the time), but when even dependable veteran baddie Marc Lawrence is required to engage in such lowjinks, it's truly a hopeless case. Among the handful of non genre titles included in Universal's SHOCK! package of classic horror films issued to television in the late 50's, "A Dangerous Game" may perhaps be the very worst of them all, quite deserving of its total obscurity.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Dangerous Game (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?