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Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)

The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond and his friend Colonel Nielsen at once follow his trail...

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe), Herman C. McNeile (novel) (as H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Barrymore ... Colonel Neilson
John Howard ... Captain Hugh C. 'Bulldog' Drummond
Louise Campbell ... Phyllis Clavering
Reginald Denny ... Algy Longworth
E.E. Clive ... Tenny
J. Carrol Naish ... Mikhail Valdin
Helen Freeman Helen Freeman ... Irena Soldanis
Zeffie Tilbury ... Effie
John Sutton ... Sanger
Rita Page Rita Page ... Barmaid
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Storyline

The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond and his friend Colonel Nielsen at once follow his trail... Written by Volker Boehm

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A real action drama full of fun and thrills! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond - Die Rache der schwarzen Witwe See more »

Company Credits

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 film received its initial television presentation in New York City Tuesday 12 October 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Quotes

Bulldog Drummond: [eyeing suspicious pub patron] If that fellow tries to follow us, dot him one.
Tenny: I shall bash him on the bazooka, sir.
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Crazy Credits

John Barrymore gets top billing for playing supporting character Colonel Neilson. John Howard, who plays Bulldog Drummond, is listed second. See more »

Connections

Followed by Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938) See more »

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There are some good points to this movie
2 December 2017 | by shaksprynSee all my reviews

Bulldog Drummond was a popular character in 1920's and 1930's adventure novels by H.C. McNeile. Drummond was a wealthy WWI veteran and war hero (in real life, McNeile was also a veteran and war hero, having won the Military Cross, Britain's second highest medal for valor).

This film is notable for having excellent sets and atmosphere. Catch Drummond's big drawing room in the first scene! It's very evocative of an English gentleman's abode. There are really nice matte shots later of an old mansion, and several scenes in realistic looking pubs.

The plot is pretty thin, but honestly, the books were the same way. E.E. Clive, who appeared in all seven films with John Howard, is a standout! He brings a wealth of acting experience to the role.

Don't look for especially clever plots in these films. Watch them for the fun and the good 1930's atmosphere.


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