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The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Edward Connell

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"The Most Dangerous Game" was filmed by RKO in 1932. It was directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel and produced by David O. Selznick and Meriam C. Cooper. It starred Joel McCrea as Rainsford, Leslie Banks as General Zaroff, and co-starred Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong. Also known as The Most Dangerous Game in the World and The Hounds of Zaroff. 65 minutes, available on video.

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Dunleavy, Gweneth A. "The Most Dangerous Game." In Masterplots II: Short Stories, Series 4, Lon-Pro. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1986: pp. 1535-1537.

"The Most Dangerous Game." In Literature and Its Times, vol. 3. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997: pp. 231-235. Includes a discussion on Darwinism and how it influences the story.

"The Most Dangerous Game." In Short Stories for Students, vol. 1. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997: pp. 155-169. A thorough analysis with historical background and plot summary.

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Historical and Social Context