The Most Dangerous Game (film)
1932 film by Ernest B. Schoedsack, Irving Pichel
- Directed by Irving Pichel. Written by James Ashmore Creelman, based on the short story by Richard Connell.
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- God made some men kings, some beggars. Me, He made a hunter. My hand was made for the trigger.
- Here on my island, I hunt the most dangerous game.
- We'll have capital sport together I hope.
- This world's divided into two kinds of people: the hunter and the hunted. Luckily I'm the hunter. Nothing can change that.
- Captain: The channel's here on the chart, all right, and so are the marking lights.
- First mate: Then what's wrong with them?
- Captain: Those lights don't seem to be in just the right place. They're both a bit out of position according to this.
- First mate: Two light buoys means a safe channel between the world over!
- Captain: "Safe between the world over" doesn't go in these waters.
- 'Doc' - Passenger on Yacht: I was thinking of the inconsistency of civilization. The beast of the jungle, killing just for his existence, is called savage. The man, killing just for sport, is called civilized. It's a bit inconsistent, isn't it?
- Bob Rainsford: Now just a minute. What makes you think it isn't just as much sport for the animal as it is for the man. Now take that fellow, for instance. There never was a time when he couldn't have gotten away, but he didn't want to. He got interested in hunting me. He didn't hate me for stalking him anymore than I hated him for trying to charge me. As a matter of fact, we admired each other.
- 'Doc' - Passenger on Yacht: Perhaps, but would you change places with the tiger?
- Bob Rainsford: Well, not now.
- Eve Trowbridge: Oh Martin, turn in early, please.
- Martin Trowbridge: Don't worry. The Count will take care of me.
- Count Zaroff: Indeed I shall.
- Count Zaroff: He talks of wine and women as a prelude to the hunt. We barbarians know that it is after the chase - and then only - that man revels.
- Bob Rainsford: It does seem a bit like cocktails before breakfast.
- Count Zaroff: Of course, yes. You know the saying of the Ugandi chieftains: 'Hunt first the enemy, then the woman.'
- Bob Rainsford: That's the savages' idea everywhere.
- Count Zaroff: It is the natural instinct. The blood is quickened by the kill. One passion builds upon another. Kill, then love! When you have known that, you have known ecstasy.