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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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Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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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

Followed by Deadlier Than the Male (1967) See more »

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Good watching and excellent performances, pity about the plot and the secret weapon
7 May 2008 | by robert-temple-1See all my reviews

This is the fourteenth Bulldog Drummond film, and it is highly watchable. The performances are very good, and one wishes the plot were less implausible and the 'secret weapon' were not a mere tin contraption which any schoolboy could have put together in an hour from scraps in a school workshop. But then, we are not meant to take the plot at all seriously, we are merely meant to sit back and enjoy seeing John Howard and Heather Angel almost get married again, H. B. Warner as Colonel Nielson grumble and demand not to be called 'Inspector', E. E. Clive as Tenny the Butler say 'I rather thought so, sir' in his own inimitable way, and Reginald Denny as Algy Longworth be an endearing bumbling fool as usual: 'You mean you're not dead, Hugh?' 'Not even a bit dead, Algy.' George Zucco is a wonderfully convincing and menacing villain, as he was to be so many more times. One surprising development is that Claud Allister, the original Algy Longworth as far back as Ronald Colman days, who in his time had seen many a Drummond come and go, appears in a serious straight role as a distinguished friend of the Commissioner, which he does very well. Perhaps they were giving a part to an old pal, or Allister wanted to show that he could be a jolly good straight actor, have a deep voice rather than a high-pitched effete whinny, and look as if he were not a dolt, - at all of which he succeeds admirably. Heather Angel is delightful, the diametrical opposite to the cringeing, whimpering and helpless Joan Bennett who in earlier times draped herself in Colman's arms like a water hose which has just squirted its last. The clouds of war are gathering in this 1939 film. There are secret agents of foreign powers willing to pay a million pounds for a ray which detonates guns at a range of half a mile. One senses the danger in the air, despite all the silliness. One wonderful touch in this film is the presence of a trained talking raven. He has a role in the plot, and even shares the last frame. We could have done with more of that raven.


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