A Game of Death

A Game of Death is a 1945 film directed by Robert Wise. It is a remake of Richard Connell's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game", about a madman who hunts human prey on his personal island habitat. It stars John Loder and Audrey Long.[2] In the original story and 1932 movie, the madman is a Russian. In this version the madman is a German.

A Game of Death
Directed byRobert Wise
Produced byHerman Schlom
Sid Rogell
Written byNorman Houston
Based on"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell
StarringJohn Loder
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyJ. Roy Hunt
Edited byJ.R. Whittredge
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • November 23, 1945 (1945-11-23) (U.S.[1])
Running time
72 min.
CountryUnited States



The film was originally called The Most Dangerous Game.[3] Audrey Long was signed in January 1945.[4] Edgar Garrier joined shortly afterwards.[5]


  1. "A Game of Death: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  2. http://allmovie.com/work/some-people-110915
  3. Of Local Origin New York Times 20 Nov 1945: 18.
  4. SCREEN NEWS: Karloff Will Continue 'Horror' Roles at RKO Of Local Origin Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times 18 Jan 1945: 15.
  5. NEWS OF THE SCREEN: Bogart and Stanwyck Will Star in 'Fountainhead'-- 'Moscow Skies' Due at the Stanley Today Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times 20 Jan 1945: 16.
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