"Kill, then love! When you have known that, you have known ecstasy!"
The personal philosophy of Russian Count Zaroff (Leslie Banks) as he prepares to hunt down human prey Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) on a remote island in the motion picture The Most Dangerous Game (1932).
After a shipwreck, the Count and his assistant rescue a number of survivors and invite them to the comfort of his mansion on Baranka Island. Soon, the survivors dwindle in number and the remaining surviviors discover the Count is a mad and using his guests as reluctant participants in an usual big game hunt. “I have invented a new sensation.”
Giving his human prey a head start, the Count cries, “First the hunt...then the revels” as he follows closely behind with snarling dogs and bow and arrow.
Unfortunately, for the Count, his prey becomes the hunter. As the Count admits defeat (“Yes...yes I insist you have beaten me.”) Rainsford stabs him to death.
"This world's divided into two kinds of people: the hunter and the hunted. Luckily I'm the hunter. Nothing can change that." - Bob Rainsford
In other great movie quotes! In the film Flesh for Frankenstein (1974) Udo Kier as Baron Frankenstein says, “To know death, Otto, you must first fuck life in the gall bladder!”