A Game of Death

Synopsis: A remake of Richard Connell's famous short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," about a madman who hunts human prey on his personal island habitat.
Genre: Adventure
72 min

Well, what is it Captain?

I'm sorry to disturb you Mr. Whitney,

but, I'd like to pull about

and take the other course.

We've been all over that once.

You said yourself,

the other course would

take two days longer.

Well that's true Sir, but

I'm worried about the crew.

What's the matter with them?

They're jumpy and upset.

These are dangerous waters Sir,

and we've just sighted Benguerra Island.

Benguerra Island?

In the native language,

that word means man trap.

I smell a story, Captain, tell me more.

Well, it was deserted by pirates,

a hundred years or so, ago.

No one has lived there since.

But somehow the place has

crept into sailor's legends.

They say there's a curse on it.

This is all very interesting Captain, but

I have to be in New York by the 13th.

Unless you can give me some more tangible

reason, proceed on your present course.

Very good, Sir.

I'd like to hear the rest

of that story, Captain.

Some other time, Mr. Rainsford. I'd

better get back to the bridge.

How'd you like the stuff Wadethrope?

It's great Donald. I'm sure it's

going to be another best seller.

For a great hunter, you're

a pretty good writer.

By the way Rainsford, have you seen this?

Hmm, that's good.

My knees were sure shaking

when I grabbed that one.

That's a great shot Collins.

Perhaps you'll use it for the jacket.

Seriously Rainsford, how do you

keep it up year after year?

Hunting all over the world,

don't you ever get tired of it?

With all the money he makes?

It does pay well, but it

isn't the money really.

What then?

Well, I don't know. Love

of the game I guess.

Adventure, color, excitement.

Never knowing what you'll

meet around the next corner.

To me, it's the greatest

sport in the world.

Sport for the hunter, I imagine.

Not for the hunted.

Take this jaguar for instance.

Look at the expression

on that face.

What do you suppose his feeling are?

Look Collins, there are

two kinds of creatures

in the world. The

hunters, and the hunted.

I happen to be a hunter.

Frankly, I'm not concerned

with that fellow's feelings.

As a matter of fact, he's probably

enjoying himself just as much as I am.

After all he has a sporting

chance of getting me.

Well, I still wouldn't

want to be in your shoes.

You'll take one chance too many

one day, then you'll get it.

Please, I've made flowers.


Hello, bridge?

Why are you slowing down.

I'll come below shortly

and explain, Sir.

Leads man in the chains.

The channel's here on

this chart alright, Sir.

And so are those marker lights.

I don't see anything wrong

with those lights, Sir.

I do. Look here.

Those buoys are out of

position according to this.

Watermark, 3.

3 fathoms, and we should have 6.

We're too close in shore.

You're right, Sir.

What could have moved those lights?

What is it now?

You wanted a more tangible reason for

taking the other course, Mr. Whitney.


The channel lights are in the wrong

positions according to the chart.

Charts are seldom kept up to

date in this part of the world.

Well that's true Sir, but

this is no ordinary channel.

It cuts between coral reefs that

could slice this hull like a razor.

- But I...

- Wait a moment, Whitney.

There's something else, Captain.

Yes, Mr. Rainsford.

Sharks are following this vessel.

Big ones. Man-eaters.

That's another reason

the men are on edge.

They say it's a bad sign.

And I don't like it either.

Let the captain have his way Whit.

These deep water men have a sixth sense,

which warns them of approaching danger.

Now I've seen everything.

Don Rainsford, the man who's

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Richard Connell

Richard Edward Connell Jr. (October 17, 1893 – November 22, 1949) was an American author and journalist. He is best remembered for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game" (1924). Connell was one of the most popular American short story writers of his time, and his stories were published in The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's magazines. He had equal success as a journalist and screenwriter, and was nominated for an Academy Award during 1942 for best original story for the movie Meet John Doe. more…

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