The Most Dangerous Game

Ernest B. Schoedsack, Irving Pichel

Tit. It.: “La Pericolosa Partita”; Scen.: James Ashmore Creelman, Da Una Storia Di Richard Connell; F.: Henry W. Gerrad; M.: Archie Marshek; Scgf.: Carroll Clark; Mu.: Max Steiner; Su.: Clem Portman; Int.: Joel Mccrea (Bob Rainsford), Fay Wray (Eve Trowbridge), Leslie Banks (Conte Zaroff), Robert Armstrong (Martin Trowbridge), Noble Johnson (Ivan), Steve Clemento (Tartar), Dutch Hendrian (Scarface), William B. Davidson (Capitano), Lon Chaney Jr. (Non Accr.), James Flavin (Non Accr.), Hale Hamilton (Non Accr.); Prod.Ass.: Merian C. Cooper; Prod.: David O. Selznick Per Rko; 35mm. D.: 63’. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

While King Kong was in pre-production, Cooper and Schoedsack made a picture called The Most Dangerous Game that called for an elaborate set – a vast jungle which was used in King Kong as well. Fay Wray was the leading lady, opposite Joel McCrea. Cooper kept stealing her for shots in King Kong, while Schoedsack fumed. But The Most Dangerous Game was a valuable exercise, because it demonstrated that Schoedsack was not just an outdoor director, but could handle all kinds of dramatic work.

Kevin Brownlow

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