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The Most Dangerous Game (1932)


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Most Dangerous Game (1932)

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78 min (USA)  16 September 1932 (USA)

Library synopsis: [En] This is one of the most authentically sadean films ever made. Count Zaroff () is a connoisseur of arcane pleasures, and the owner of a remote island in the Malay archipelago to which he ensures that passing ships are attracted and the wrecked on the reeds. Written by Phil Hardy

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Cult relevance index:  8.8 / 10

Note: Jungle sets were also used for simultaneous filming of jungle scenes in King Kong (1933).  |  The original story by is one of the most anthologized short stories of all time.  |  Zaroff’s dogs were Great Danes borrowed from Harold Lloyd.  |  Most of the standing sets from King Kong (1933) were used in the making of this film, including the King Kong gate (which was eventually burned down in the “Burning of Atlanta” sequence of Gone with the Wind (1939)).  |  Contemporary Film Daily news items list Lon Chaney Jr., Cornelius Keefe, Walter McGrail and Ray Milland to the cast, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie.  |  The second of three film collaborations involving , Merian C. Cooper, and .

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Essential inner links and references

Midi – Minuit Fantastique [France / Nr. 6 - June 1963] (mg)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 5 - December 1979] (fz)  |  The Aurum Film Encyclopedia – Horror [UK / 1996] (bk)  |  Il Cinema Northern [Italy / 1996] (bk)  |   Cine Fantástico y de Terror Alemán (1913-1927) [Spain / 2002] (bk)  |  Mad Doctors, Monsters and Mummies [UK / 1991] (bk)  |  Midi – Minuit Fantastique [France / Nr. 9 - July 1964] (mg)  |  Monster Memories [USA / Nr. 1 - January 1993] (mg)  |  Mad Movies [France / Nr. 16 - October 1977](fz)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 120 - Le Gothique a L'Anglo-Saxonne] (fz)

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CertificationAustralia:PG / Finland:K-16 (1987) / South Korea:12 / USA:Approved (PCA #1348-R: 29 August 1935 for re-release) / USA:Passed (National Board of Review) / USA:TV-PG (TV rating) / USA:Not Rated / Finland:(Banned) (1934) / UK:12 (re-rating) / UK:A (cut) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Canada:PG
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Release dateUSA 16 September 1932 | USA 20 September 1932 (New York City, New York) | Spain 20 September 1933 (Madrid) | Portugal 23 February 1934 | France 16 November 1934 | France 2 July 1969 (re-release) | West Germany 6 August 1976 (TV premiere) | Finland 21 September 1988 (TV premiere)
Also known asA legveszélyesebb játék Hungary | El malvado Zaroff Spain | Graf Zaroff - Genie des Bösen Germany | Hounds of Zaroff UK | La chasse du comte Zaroff France | La pericolosa partita Italy | Les chasses du comte Zaroff France | O Malvado Zaroff Portugal | To pio epikindyno thirama Greece (TV title)
Filming locationsCalifornia, USA | Cliffs, Marineland of the Pacific - 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA | Long Beach, California, USA | Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA | Los Angeles, California, USA | Marineland of the Pacific - 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA | Palos Verde Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA | Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, USA | Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA | Redondo Beach, California, USA | San Pedro Bay, California, USA | San Pedro Harbor, Long Beach, California, USA | San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA | Southern California, California, USA
Box office/businessBudget: $ 218.869 (estimated) | Copyright Holder: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.; 6 September 1932; LP3249 (in copyright registry)
Production company
Distribution companyE-Realbiz.com (2003) (USA) (VHS) | Reel Media International (2005) (worldwide) (TV) | Jugendfilm (West Germany) (theatrical) | Genius Entertainment (2007) (USA) (DVD) (75th anniversary edition) | C&C Television Corporation (1955) (USA) (TV) | DTP Entertainment (2011) (Germany) (DVD) | E-Realbiz.com (2003) (USA) (DVD) | Criterion Collection, The (1999) (USA) (DVD) (first print) | Bach Films (2009) (France) (DVD) | Alpha Video Distributors (2002) (USA) (DVD) | Legend Films (2007) (worldwide) (DVD) | Criterion Collection, The (2004) (USA) (DVD) | Magnus Opus (2005) (Brazil) (DVD) | Legend Films (2008) (USA) (DVD) (75th anniversary edition) | Castle Communications (1995) (Finland) (VHS) | Franfilmdis (1934) (France) (theatrical) | Bach Films (2003) (France) (DVD) | Radio Pictures (1932) (UK) (theatrical) | Reel Media International (2007) (worldwide) (all media) | RKO Radio Pictures (1932) (USA) (theatrical) | Reel Media International (2004) (worldwide) (video) | Medusa Video (Italy) (VHS) | Les Grands Films Classiques (France) | Franfilmidis (France) | Siren DVD (Cult Action Extravaganza) (UK) (DVD) | Ciné Club Hollywood (France) (DVD) | Anolis (Germany) (DVD) | Anolis Entertainment (Große Hartbox - Cover B) (Germany) (DVD) | Great Movies (Germany) (DVD) | Great Movies (75th Anniversary Edition) (Germany) (DVD) | Free-TV: MDR 07.01.2007 (Germany) | Free-TV: MDR 01.12.2008 (Germany) | Free-TV: Südwest 3 13.10.1993 (Germany) | Free-TV: VOX 10.02.2003 (Germany) | Free-TV: VOX 29.12.2003 (Germany) | Free-TV: XXP 26.07.2003 (Germany) | Manga Films (Spain) (DVD)
RuntimeUK: 63 min | USA: 78 min (preview version) | Italy: 63 min | France: 63 min
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Mono (RCA Photophone System) | Color: Black and White | Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1 | Film length (metres): (7 reels) (USA), 1710 m (France) | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process: Spherical | Printed film format: 35 mm

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