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A Game of Death (1945)

Not Rated | | Adventure | 23 November 1945 (USA)
A remake of Richard Connell's famous short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," about a madman who hunts human prey on his personal island habitat.

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A remake of Richard Connell's famous short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," about a madman who hunts human prey on his personal island habitat.

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A RACE FOR LIFE IN A CHASE AGAINST DEATH! (original ad - all caps)

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Not Rated

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Noble Johnson appears in two roles in this film. He not only plays Kreiger's servant, Carib in this film, but he appears in the stock footage used from "The Most Dangerous Game." In the stock footage from "The Most Dangerous Game" Noble Johnson is controlling the dogs where he was playing (in the original film) Count Zaroff's servant, Ivan. See more »

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Version of Run for the Sun (1956) See more »

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A Weak Film

Why RKO felt the need to remake The Most Dangerous Game 13 years later eludes me, but they did and really did so poorly. This film bears little resemblance to its forerunner except in the basic plot, which it even has the temerity to change in all the wrong places. Director Robert Wise, early in his career, has little to work with here. The script is shallow, the sets and budget very small...so small in fact that most of the chase scenes and scenes with dogs are from the 1932 version of the film. In point of fact, very little has been added here at all, except some third-rate performers(with the exception of Edgar Barrier in the Zaroff role) and some tedious and plotting scripting and direction. Noble Johnson is back...yes he was in the first film..and they even use footage of him from the earlier film looking completely different. Why? Oh well...I guess it was not suppose to be anything real good...and to be sure it does not even come close to being good. Do yourself a big favour and watch the original. That is a masterpiece!


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