Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone.... See full summary »
This film received its initial television presentation in New York City Tuesday 12 October 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Drummond asks his assistant about his itinerary to Europe, asking about his "rail tickets", as his assistant informs him he has booked the "London to Paris express, leaving from Victoria Station". England to France express rail came about some 57 years later with the advent of the "Chunnel". See more »
[eyeing suspicious pub patron]
If that fellow tries to follow us, dot him one.
I shall bash him on the bazooka, sir.
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John Barrymore gets top billing for playing supporting character Colonel Neilson. John Howard, who plays Bulldog Drummond, is listed second. See more »
Some very hammy European bad guys interrupt Captain Drummond's wedding plans by kidnapping his fiancée in an attempt to lure Drummond into a ridiculous wild goose chase that sees our hero following cryptic clues for some reason or other. The plot is unimportant and wafer-thin; it's the ride that's fun.
A very creaky, dated, no budget gem, Bulldog Drummond Comes Back is a fairly entertaining romp with engaging characters saying very quaint English things to each other, and generally cavorting about in various contrived circumstances.
John Howard is good as Drummond. He's suitably dashing and charming, and he does a fine job. The supporting cast of good guys are all good value, and are blessed with frequently mildly amusing dialogue. The baddies are straight out of a Tin-Tin comic but that's not a bad thing in this case.
The show is stolen by Barrymore, who, even though he never quite seems to be thoroughly enjoying himself in the role of Scotland Yard Detective Nielson, is always the best thing in the frame when he's on screen. His array of disguises (don't ask) are hilarious, and often ingenious.
Overall a lot of fun if you're in the mood for some extremely lightweight, silly adventure comedy.
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