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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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Claud Allister ...
Algy (as Claude Allister)
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Montagu Love ...
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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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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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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Follows Bulldog Drummond's Third Round (1925) 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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Colman Talks!
8 October 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

So far, all the Ronald Coleman movies I've seen have been

silents. Therefore, I was glad to get a hold on his talkie debut,

Bulldog Drummond. As a film, it is very good. It's pretty exciting,

full of good acting from Coleman, Lilyan Tashman, Claud Allister,

Montague Love and a few others. I found Joan Bennet's work to be

pretty poor and forced. Not quite the same as that role in Woman

in the Window. Still, not bad for a first sound picture.

Since it's an early talkie, the slow-moving moments are excusable.

And there are really very few if you think about it. Plus the dialogue

was hillarious. Props to whoever came up with the role of Algy.

Deffinatly my favorite character. It's not a film everybody will enjoy,

but if you so desire it, this is a better example of a 1929 talkie.

7/10.


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