The Most Deadly Game

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The Most Deadly Game
The Most Deadly Game cast 1970.JPG
George Maharis, Yvette Mimieux and Ralph Belamy in a promotional photo.
Genre Drama
Created by Morton S. Fine
David Friedkin
Written by Morton S. Fine
David Friedkin
Bernard C. Schoenfeld
Dirk Wayne Summers
Directed by David Friedkin
Lee Madden
Starring Ralph Bellamy
George Maharis
Yvette Mimieux
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Executive producer(s) Morton S. Fine
David Friedkin
Aaron Spelling
Producer(s) Joan Harrison
Running time 48 minutes
Original network ABC
Original release October 10, 1970 (1970-10-10) – January 16, 1971 (1971-01-16)

The Most Deadly Game is an American drama television series that ran for 12 episodes on ABC from 1970 to 1971.[1] The series was produced by Aaron Spelling Productions, with Aaron Spelling as the executive producer.[2] It stars Yvette Mimieux, Ralph Bellamy, and George Maharis.[3][4]


The series follows the lives of three criminologists who only take on high-profile cases.[5]



  1. ^ "Among the Hits, Notable Misses." The Record [New Jersey] 1 March 1998: Y03. Print.
  2. ^ "Living." The Miami Herald 2 April 1996: 4C. Print.
  3. ^ Ostrow, Joanne. "TV industry owes a great debt to 11 who died in 1991." The Denver Post 27 December 1991: DNVR99864. Web. 16 Jan. 2012.
  4. ^ Peterson, Bettelou. "Series Couldn't Save Maharis' Career." San Jose Mercury News 4 October 1987: 8704250107. Web. 16 Jan. 2012.
  5. ^ Nye, Doug. "Yesterday's Networks Just as Fast with Axe." Contra Costa Times [Walnut Creek, California] 18 December 1995: 9601660742. Web. 16 Jan. 2012.

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