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The Most Dangerous Game ()


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An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

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Bob
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Eve
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Martin
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Zaroff
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Ivan
Steve Clemente ...
Tartar (as Steve Clemento)
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Captain (as William Davidson)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ...
Tartar Servant (as Dutch Hendrian)
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First Mate on Yacht (uncredited)
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Passenger on Yacht (uncredited)
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Bill - Owner of Yacht (uncredited)
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'Doc' - Passenger on Yacht (uncredited)
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Passenger on Yacht (uncredited)

Directed by

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Irving Pichel
Ernest B. Schoedsack

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James Ashmore Creelman ... (screen play)
 
Richard Connell ... (from the O.Henry prize winning collection story by)

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Merian C. Cooper ... associate producer
Ernest B. Schoedsack ... A Cooper and Schoedsack Production
David O. Selznick ... executive producer

Music by

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Max Steiner

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Henry W. Gerrard ... (photographed by) (as Henry Gerrard)

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Archie Marshek ... (as Archie F. Marshek)

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Carroll Clark

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Thomas Little ... (uncredited)

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Walter Plunkett ... (uncredited)

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Wally Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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John Cerisoli ... special props (uncredited)
Byron L. Crabbe ... art department technician (uncredited)
Marcel Delgado ... special props (uncredited)
Mario Larrinaga ... art department technician (uncredited)
Steve Rez ... paint boss (uncredited)

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Clem Portman ... recorded by
Murray Spivack ... sound effects (uncredited)

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Lloyd Knechtel ... photographic effects (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Sr. ... special effects (uncredited)
Vernon L. Walker ... photographic effects (uncredited)

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Linwood G. Dunn ... optical effects (uncredited)
Orville Goldner ... miniatures (uncredited)
Donald Jahraus ... miniatures (uncredited)
Bud Thackery ... process photography (uncredited)

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Buster Crabbe ... stunt double: Joel McCrea (uncredited)

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Willard Barth ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert De Grasse ... camera operator (uncredited)
Gaston Longet ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Norma Drury ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Emil Gerstenberger ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun ... orchestrator (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

After their luxury cabin cruiser crashes on a reef, Bob Rainsford finds himself washed ashore on a remote island. He finds a fortress-like house and the owner, Count Zaroff, seems to be quite welcoming. Apart from Zaroff's servant Ivan, the only other people present are Eve Trowbridge and her brother Martin, also survivors of their own shipwreck. Other survivors are missing however and Rainsford soon learns why. Zaroff releases them into his jungle island and then hunts them down in his grisly "outdoor chess" game! Then after Martin disappears, Bob realizes that he and Eve are to be the next "pawns" in Zaroff's deadly game. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines "The Finest Specimen I Ever Killed" See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hounds of Zaroff (United Kingdom)
  • La chasse du comte Zaroff (France)
  • Les chasses du comte Zaroff (France)
  • Graf Zaroff - Genie des Bösen (Germany)
  • El malvado Zaroff (Spain)
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  • 63 min
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Budget $218,869 (estimated)

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Trivia The trophy room scenes were much longer in the preview version of 78 minutes; there were more heads in jars. There was also an emaciated sailor, stuffed and mounted next to a tree where he was impaled by Zaroff's arrow, and another full-body figure stuffed, with the bodies of two of the hunting dogs mounted in a death grip. Preview audiences cringed and shuddered at the head in the bottle and the mounted heads, but when they saw the mounted figures and heard Zaroff's dialog describing in detail how each man had died, they began heading for the exit - so these shots disappeared. See more »
Goofs The island is described by Rainsford as "small as a deer park", but it contains a dramatic waterfall. Such a fall would have to have been fed by a large lake on a much larger island to flow at such a high volume. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Bird of Paradise (1932). See more »
Soundtracks A Moment in the Dark See more »
Quotes Bob: This world's divided into two kinds of people: the hunter and the hunted. Luckily I'm the hunter. Nothing can change that.
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