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A Game of Death (1945)

Passed | | Adventure | 7 June 1946 (Mexico)
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.

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

Richard Connell (story "The Most Dangerous Game"), Norman Houston
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Loder ... Don Rainsford
Audrey Long ... Ellen Trowbridge
Edgar Barrier ... Erich Kreiger
Russell Wade ... Robert Trowbridge
Russell Hicks ... Mr. Whitney
Jason Robards Sr. ... Captain (as Jason Robards)
Gene Roth ... Pleshke (as Gene Stutenroth)
Noble Johnson ... Carib
Robert Clarke ... Helmsman
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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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Adventure

Certificate:

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The footage of the hunting dogs is lifted directly from The Most Dangerous Game (1932). See more »

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Version of Red: Werewolf Hunter (2010) See more »

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A Game of Death: Passable remake
19 April 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

A Game of Death is a remake The Most Dangerous Game (1932) in fact it's one of many remakes. This however is a very close "Loyal" one which though has tweaks could easily be confused with the original because of both the visuals, plot and actor choices.

Once again it tells the story of people involved in shipwrecks who find themselves taken in by a mysterious stranger on an island. Little do they know he is a hunter and his choice of prey, man!

It's a great premise and the movie once again does a decent enough job of telling the story. I do however think that 13yrs earlier they told the tale better.

Again this is fairly loyal, it's essentially the same movie just with couple of tweaks and structural differences. Ultimately it's the near identical so if you've seen the original you'll get absolutely nothing out of this.

Watchable stuff, but inferior to The Most Dangerous Game (1932).

The Good:

Well made remake

The Bad:

I cannot root for a hunter

Recycled footage

Too close to the original


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1946 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Adventure See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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