Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel

The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

One of the best and most literate movies from the great days of horror, The Most Dangerous Game stars Leslie Banks as a big-game hunter with a taste for the world’s most exotic prey—his houseguests, played by Fay Wray and Joel McCrea. Before making history with 1933’s King Kong, filmmakers Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack wowed audiences with their chilling adaptation of this Richard Connell short story.

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Special Features

  • Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder
  • Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

New cover by Lesley Hathaway and Basia Grocholski

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Special Features

  • Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder
  • Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

New cover by Lesley Hathaway and Basia Grocholski

The Most Dangerous Game
Cast
Joel McCrea
Bob Rainsford
Fay Wray
Eve Trowbridge
Leslie Banks
Zaroff
Robert Armstrong
Martin Trowbridge
Noble Johnson
Ivan
Steve Clemento
Tartar
Dutch Hendrian
Russian servant
Credits
Director
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Executive producer
David O. Selznick
Associate producer
Merian C. Cooper
Screenplay
James Ashmore Creelman
From the story by
Richard Connell
Cinematography
Henry Gerrard
Art director
Carroll Clark
Music
Max Steiner
Recorded by
Clem Portman
Editing
Archie F. Marshek
Director
Irving Pichel

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Oct 25, 2013
The Most Dangerous Game
The Most Dangerous Game

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