THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME on Film Forum Double Bill with KING KONG 3/25

Playing on a terrific Fay Wray double bill, THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932) is a superb, pre-Code action-adventure film. Based upon a famous short story by Richard Connell, it follows big game hunter, Bob Rainsford, (Joel McCrea), as he becomes quarry for another, the opulently deranged Count Zaroff, (floridly played by Leslie Banks). Utilizing some of the amazing sets made for King Kong, the film is sometimes thought of as a place-holder to keep key cast and crew available during Kong's lengthy animation schedule. This included actors Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson and Steve Clemento, as well as editor Archie Marshek, composer Max Steiner, sound effects expert Murray Spivak, illustrators Mario Larrinaga and Byron Crabbe, and optical effects wizards Vernon Walker and Linwood Dunn. 

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Shipwrecked Joel McCrea and Fay Wray find they’re now the guests of big game hunter Leslie Banks – only trouble is, Banks is tired of hunting animals.

GME distributes the DVD of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME to the North American University market.