The Theater: New Plays on Broadway, Feb. 15, 1960

The Deadly Game (adapted from a novel of Friedrich Duerrenmatt by James Yaffe) catches the author of the bitterly sardonic The Visit in a slightly more playful mood. His playfulness involves the gallows; his answer to man's love of money is to put a price on his head. This time his people play murder. A brash, coarse, well-heeled American salesman (Pat Hingle), whose car has broken down, asks a snowy night's lodging in a Swiss chalet. There he finds a retired judge (Ludwig Donath), a retired prosecutor (Max Adrian) and a retired defense lawyer...

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