The Game That Kills

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The Game That Kills
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Directed by D. Ross Lederman
Screenplay by Grace Neville
Fred Niblo Jr.
Story byJ. Benton Cheney
Produced by Harry L. Decker
Starring Charles Quigley
Rita Hayworth
Cinematography Benjamin Kline
Edited by James Sweeney
Columbia Pictures
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • September 21, 1937 (1937-09-21)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Game That Kills is a 1937 American mystery sport film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring Charles Quigley and Rita Hayworth. [1]



After his brother is killed on the ice during a hockey game, Alex Ferguson, convinced it was no accident, goes undercover as a new player to discover the truth.

Alex falls for Betty Holland, the coach's daughter. He ultimately learns that team owner Maxwell is in cahoots with gamblers, as are a couple of his players, and coach Joe Holland is in debt to them. Betty takes a job at a newspaper and endeavors to clear her dad's name while Alex survives a dangerous game, followed by a confrontation with the crooks.


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