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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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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the 6/5/15 TCM presentation, Ben Mankiewicz reported this was the last of the Bulldog Drummond series that John Barrymore would appear in. Mr. Barrymore's alcoholism had become so out of hand, that for this film Barrymore could no longer read lines. Even if they were written down and shown to him off camera. So he was quietly let go from the Drummond series and H.B. Warner would go on to play Colonel Neilson in the four remaining Drummond films at Paramount. See more »

Goofs

When the fleeing truck hits the lamppost, it can be observed to have not been anchored to the sidewalk, but was supported upright by two crossed boards at its base. The light, after being hit, continues towards the camera and strikes it - as a few unedited frames reveals. 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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Follows Temple Tower (1930) See more »

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Fast-Paced Bulldog Drummond Feature
7 July 2005 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This is one off the more fast-paced features in the Bulldog Drummond series, with the usual likable regulars and a story that includes some interesting details. For the first half or so, it's as good as any of the movies in the series. In the last part, it gets a bit too tangled up at times, but it still comes out all right.

The setup makes use of the series's running gag about the often-postponed plans for the wedding between Drummond and Phyllis, with the adventure this time getting underway with the theft of one of their own wedding gifts. The main story centers around a scientist who has developed a way of producing synthetic diamonds, and some of it is rather imaginative. It also incorporates some nice offbeat details, such as an endearing live penguin.

The story is nicely paced, and except when it tries to squeeze just a little too much out of the material in some of the later sequences, it works pretty well. John Howard is low-key but suitably unflappable as Drummond. Most of the series regulars get some moments of their own. John Barrymore doesn't get as much to work with in this one as he usually does, but he is always entertaining when he gets the chance. Much of it would be watchable just for the good-natured interplay amongst the characters.


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