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A Game of Death (1945)

Approved | | 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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Taglines:

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

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

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Version of Lethal Woman (1988) See more »

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A Faded Carbon Copy of the 1932 Original Film
8 February 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

This is basically the same exact film as the original The Most Dangerous Game (1932) - only a few changes involved in this remake... and the casting isn't as good either. I highly suggest the original 1932 film over this one... the changes in this remake kinda mess up the original idea to a degree. Now if all you can get a hold of to view is this remake then I will say it's worth watching.

Might I suggest a LOOSE remake: Bloodlust! (1961)?! It isn't a carbon copy of the the 1932 nor this 1945 close remake. It doesn't pretend to be Most Dangerous Game - but it's simply a LOOSELY made remake. Bloodlust! makes enough changes to give us a different story along the same vein where A Game of Death is faded carbon copy of the original film.

I like Bloodlust! better than this 1945 film. This 1945 is so close to the 1932 original (made only 13 years later) that it's makes you question RKO why did you bother to remake the sublime original into a faded copy? No A Game of Death is NOT an awful film - it's pretty good - but why did RKO bother making this remake when the original film is so much better?! 5.5/10


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