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      The Most Dangerous Game

      Released Sep 16, 1932 1h 3m Horror List
      100% Tomatometer 25 Reviews 73% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff (Leslie Banks). While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve (Fay Wray) and Martin Towbridge (Robert Armstrong), to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Anton Bitel Little White Lies There is, amid all this sensationalist material, an ongoing discourse on what it means to be human, and how far a man should be willing to go, as Zaroff puts it, to “follow his convictions to their logical conclusion.” Oct 24, 2022 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a passable piece of work that generally feels like it should be much, much better. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 31, 2024 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand Gothic horror gives way to survival thriller in the primitive world of the jungle, where the American big gun hunter refuses to play the game. Oct 6, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The film initially teases its viewers as much as Zaroff does his guests (we finally see what's in his basement, and it ain't pretty) before storming full-barrel into the hunt. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 13, 2023 Full Review Stephanie Archer Film Inquiry The Most Dangerous Game proves itself to be a classic film that goes beyond the staples of film infancy. Feb 5, 2023 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation A classic in all the ways that matter, and essential viewing for anybody who doesn’t mind recognizing its plot, over and over again, in the 90 years of cinema that has followed. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 21, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec B As silly as the premise is, there is still a lot of effective tension. Also Count Zaroff is sort of a proto Bond villain which is very fun. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/28/24 Full Review Deke P 1932 ! Wow! 100% ratings from RT pro's. They said it was a CLASSIC, & xlnt. Famous short story by the same name. Murderer 'hunts' humans for sport, like animals. CAST!: JOEL MACRAE, looking young, slim, & sharp, as the hero. And, get this: FAY WRAY & ROBERT ARMSTRONG! Both were stars in the original KING KONG, also made about 1932! (how did they make 2 similar movies the same year??) Fay was the damsel. But Armstrong played a drunk, not nearly as great as his 'Captain/Director' in Kong. Anyway, the there was early a great scene as the big boat hit the rocks and sank! And, frankly, the movie seemed a little hokey in parts, but had its moments. Saw it first time ever, never heard of it, til on telly 2.10.24. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review Connor S Everything to love about old Hollywood: serious enough to not take itself too seriously! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/24 Full Review Dane W this movie is so good i think it is the best horror movie of the 1930s Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/15/23 Full Review Bill F Absolute garbage! What planet are these professional critics on? Appalling dialogue, even worse wooden ham acting and terrible effects. Only Leslie Banks stands out as an interesting character, while Richard Armstrong is mildly amusing . Joel McCrea and Faye Raye, on the other hand, are embarrassingly awful. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/09/23 Full Review Valerii Ege D I have watched every horror movie till 1932. This movie has a 21st-century idea. Today, whoever does movies like this, with a little bit A24 approach, we appreciate them. Really good movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff (Leslie Banks). While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve (Fay Wray) and Martin Towbridge (Robert Armstrong), to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.
      Director
      Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack
      Screenwriter
      Richard Connell, James Ashmore Creelman
      Distributor
      RKO Radio Pictures, Reel Media International [us], Criterion Collection, Sinister Cinema
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 16, 1932, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 3m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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