A Game of Death (1945)

Article #276 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 12-17-2001
Posting date: 5-2-2002

A big-game hunter is shipwrecked on a deserted island with a madman who hunts human beings for sport.

This is an unnecessary remake of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME. Not only are its best scenes done the same way as that movie, but it also seems to be borrowing actual footage from the original (never a good sign). It’s also not as well acted as the original, though Noble Johnson appears in both this film and the original. Normally, I would expect something better from Robert Wise, but its early enough in his film career that I prefer to chalk it up as a learning experience for him. After all, imitation is one of the methods for learning any craft.


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