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Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 18 March 1938 (USA)
In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger.

Director:

James P. Hogan

Writers:

Stuart Palmer (screen play by), Herman C. McNeile (novel) (as H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Barrymore ... Colonel Nielson
John Howard ... Captain Hugh C. 'Bulldog' Drummond
Louise Campbell ... Phyllis Clavering
Reginald Denny ... Algy Longworth
E.E. Clive ... Tenny
Porter Hall ... Dr. Max Botulian
Elizabeth Patterson ... Aunt Blanche Clavering
Nydia Westman ... Gwen Longworth
Michael Brooke Michael Brooke ... Anthony Greer
Halliwell Hobbes ... Professor Bernard Goodman
Matthew Boulton ... Sir Raymond Blantyree
Zeffie Tilbury ... Mrs. Weevens
David Clyde ... Constable McThane
Clyde Cook ... Constable Sacker
Austin Fairman Austin Fairman ... Roberts
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In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger. Written by Volker Boehm

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond em Perigo See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film editor Edward Dmytryk was very anxious to become a film director and approached director James Hogan and asked if he could remain on-set and observe Hogan and his technique. Dmytryk's only previous directing experience had come in an unsuccessful Poverty Row Western three years earlier. The veteran director graciously agreed. Afterward Dmytryk became a well-known and respected director in his own right with classics like "Murder, My Sweet," "Crossfire," "The Caine Mutiny," and "Raintree County" among his 56 films. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Botulian arrives at Drummond's apartment to ask for the letter the second time, Drummond refers to him once as Professor Goodman. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis Clavering: And this was supposed to be our wedding day.
Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Oh, I'm sorry, darling, but if there's a registery office still open...
Col. Neilson: And if there isn't, you'll probably break into one!
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Crazy Credits

Although it is John Howard who is playing Bulldog Drummond, it is John Barrymore who gets top billing for playing the supporting character of Colonel Neilson. See more »

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Drummond and the Diamond
11 June 2015 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

British adventurer John Howard (as Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond) is all set to marry girlfriend Louise Campbell (as Phyllis Clavering), in Geneva, Switzerland. Back in Scotland Yard, ace investigator John Barrymore (as Colonel Nielson) sends the couple books as a wedding present. He couldn't make the wedding. While looking over their gifts, Drummond and Phyllis are amazed at the delivery of a stunning diamond. Supposedly artificial ("glass"), the jewel is actually a valuable new synthetic diamond. Almost immediately, the diamond is replaced by a dead body. Of course, Drummond must cancel his wedding to solve the crimes...

This was the last appearance by Mr. Barrymore in the "Bulldog Drummond" series. Frequently shouting, "Don't call me inspector!" it's Barrymore's least successful characterization of Colonel Nielson. Reportedly, alcohol was taking a heavy toll on the acclaimed actor, although he would manage a few more effective roles before expiring. Mysterious guest star Porter Hall (as Max Botulian) picks up some of the slack. Generally, the story is an improvement over the previous episode, with capable direction by James Hogan and editing by Edward Dmytryk. Howard and the regulars are joined by Elizabeth Patterson (as Aunt Blanche), a fine addition.

***** Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938-03-17) James Hogan ~ John Howard, John Barrymore, Porter Hall, E.E. Clive


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