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Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938)

The invention of a war machine, that brings to explosion everything one wants to, puts Scotland Yard and Captain Drummond into alarm.

Director:

James P. Hogan (as James Hogan)

Writers:

Stuart Palmer (screenplay), Herman C. McNeile (book) (as H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Howard ... Captain Hugh C. 'Bulldog' Drummond
Heather Angel ... Phyllis Clavering
H.B. Warner ... Colonel Nielsen
Reginald Denny ... Algy Longworth
E.E. Clive ... Tenny
Jean Fenwick ... Lady Beryl Ledyard
Zeffie Tilbury ... Aunt Meg
George Zucco ... Rolf Alferson
Leonard Mudie ... Richard Gannett
Evan Thomas Evan Thomas ... Smith
Clyde Cook ... Constable Sacker
David Clyde ... Constable McThane
George Regas ... Soongh
Neil Fitzgerald Neil Fitzgerald ... Sir Malcolm McLeonard
Claud Allister ... Sir Basil Leghorne
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Storyline

Captain Hugh C."Bulldog" Drummond (John Howard) and his ever-loving and patient fiancée, Phyllis Clavering (Heather Angel). are about to wed but he becomes involved in a plot to steal an atomic disintegrator with a range of half-a-mile. Madman Rolf Alferson (George Zucco)has control of the weapon but Drummond is suspected of the theft and follows the clues to an island colony. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrester Bulldog Drummond See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of 8 Bulldog Drummond adventures produced by Paramount in the late 1930s, and sold to Congress Films (II) in mid-1954 for re-release; Congress redesigned the opening and closing credits, in order to eliminate all evidence of Paramount's ownership, going so far as to even alter the copyright claimant statements on the title cards; Congress, in turn, sold the films to Governor Films for television syndication. Along the way, Paramount, having disowned the films, never bothered to renew the copyrights, and they fell into public domain, with the result that inferior VHS and DVD copies have been in distribution for many years, from a variety of sub-distributors who specialize in public domain material. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Nielsen: He's always upsetting our apple-cart.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a silhouette of city rooftops, a reference to the crime story we are about to see. See more »

Connections

Follows Bulldog Drummond's Third Round (1925) See more »

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A neat two film set of Bulldog Drummond films
9 May 2003 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

Public Media Inc. has released a neat two film set of Bulldog Drummond films on one tape. The other film paired with "Arrest Bulldog Drummond" is "Bulldog Drummond in Africa." If you like The Thin Man series, you may like this as well. If you absolutely love The Thin Man series, you'll probably be disappointed with Bulldog Drummond. John Howard plays "Bulldog," which is something of a misnomer as played here because he's rather quiet, handsome & shy, not what one would expect from a "bulldog." Heather Angel matches well with Howard as his Fiancee in Perpetuity. The movies have charm, wit, a bit of mystery, & solid acting. If you're not expecting William Powell & Myrna Loy, you should be pleased. Anthony Quinn fans note: a very young Quinn has a neat little part in "...Africa." George Zucco fans note: he has a good part in "Arrest...." I rate "Bulldog Drummond in Africa" 7/10, & I rate "Arrest Bulldog Drummond" 6/10.


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