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.
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Final film appearance of Guy Standing. He died February 24, 1937. His was succeeded in his part of Colonel Nielson by John Barrymore (3 films) and H. B. Warner (4 films.)
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This marks the first of eight appearances by E.E. Clive as Bulldog Drummond's valet Tenny. However, in the character's previous appearances his name was Denny. It was changed to avoid confusion with actor Reginald Denny, who was also a regular in this Paramount series as Drummond's friend Algy..
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Paramount signed a ten year contract with Bulldog Drummond author Herman C. McNeile (aka H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile) and this is the first film under that agreement.
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This film received its initial television presentation in New York City Monday 18 October 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2).
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