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Bulldog Drummond (1929)

A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, who believes her uncle is being held hostage.

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(based on the international stage success by) (as 'Sapper'), (adapted for the talking screen by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Claud Allister ...
Algy (as Claude Allister)
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Wilson Benge ...
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Irma
Charles Sellon ...
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Adolph Milar ...
Marcovitch
Tetsu Komai ...
Chong
Gertrude Short ...
Barmaid
Donald Novis ...
Country Boy
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Storyline

Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is a British WWI veteran who longs for some excitement after he returns to the humdrum existence of civilian life. He gets what he's looking for when a girl requests his help in freeing her uncle from a nursing home. She believes the home is just a front and that her uncle is really being held captive while the culprits try to extort his fortune from him. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Colman's voice is the "find" of this all-talking year, rich, amorous, romantic. (Newspaper ad). See more »


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2 May 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amante de Emoções  »

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$550,000 (estimated)
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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Goldwyn paid $100,000 for the screen rights. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[in the silence of the club room, the waiter drops a spoon. Slowly the elderly Colonel stands up, and then... ]
Colonel: Pah! The eternal din in this club is an outrage! I ask you, wot?
Algy Longworth: You're perfectly right, Colonel. We ought to complain. Do you know that's the third spoon I've heard drop this month?
Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Spoons, my hat. I wish that somebody would throw a bomb and wake the place up.
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Connections

Followed by Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938) See more »

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(I Says To Myself Says I) There's The One For Me
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Written by Harry Akst and Jack Yellen
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A dated but delightful Ronald Colman flick
24 December 2002 | by (Ft. Collins) – See all my reviews

Imagine growing up with Ronald Colman on the silent screen: a man with striking good looks & natural ease before the camera. And then to hear, for the first time, that enchanting voice! I love Ronald Colman, like almost all today I did not discover him until later in life. I am a big fan, but I do not love all his movies. I do love Bulldog Drummond. Yes it is dated. The film & particularly the sound shows its age. But Colman is wonderful, romping through scenes with gay abandon. The doctor is still playing in a silent film, complete with overdone dramatic gestures & expressions. One wishes Joan Bennett would warm up. She is a delicate, beautiful pixie. Even Colman's proximity fails to thaw her. But who cares? Colman rarely lingers in any scene, his energy & grace vibrating on the screen. See the first Colman talkie. Smile when the actors cluster around an object (hidden microphone here!). And just enjoy Ronald Colman.


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