1932 ***** 63 mins.
Just one year before King Kong, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack whipped up this fantastic little film, based on a story by Richard Connell. A lone survivor from a ship wreck ends up on an island inhabited by a high class hunter who has discovered "the most dangerous game." In the house, he is warned of danger by the beautiful Fay Wray. The film is fast, engaging, suspenseful, and exciting. In many ways, I'd actually prefer to watch this to King Kong.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
James Ashmore Creelman
From the O. Henry Prize-winning Story by
Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel