The Most Dangerous Game

They saw the heads of hunted men in Zaroff's trophy room!

Action Adventure Thriller
63 min     6.941     1932     USA

Overview

When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff. While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve and Martin Towbridge, to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.

Reviews

CinemaSerf wrote:
A completely bonkers hunter played by arch-ham Leslie Banks arranges for passing ships to be wrecked off the coast of his island then he ostensibly rescues/helps them before using them as bait for his big game hunts - with a bow and arrow, or with a high powered rifle - ably aided and abetted by some rather useful, if monosyllabic helpers "Ivan" & "Mongol" and a fearsome-looking pack of starving hounds. Joel MCrea and Fay Wray are two such victims, only they decide that they are not going to fall prey to their scheming host and we have quite a few daft cat and mouse games as they try to escape. McCrae never quite cut it as the hero type, and he doesn't really here, either - and Wray, well she just excels at being the rather feisty damsel in distress. It's not especially sinister - but there are plenty of chases through the jungle, hidden passages etc to keep you amused if not terrified for an hour.

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