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Bulldog Drummond (1929)

A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, whose uncle is being held hostage by embezzlers.

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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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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)  »

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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 »

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[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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Followed by 13 Lead Soldiers (1948) 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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Creaks a bit, but fun.
2 June 1999 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Melodramatic, overacted, and occasionally senseless, but who cares? Colman is almost devestatingly charming in his first talkie, Bennett is lovely (but a bit whiny at first), and Algy is a first class twit. The villains are vile, the action is fast once you adjust, and Colman is a sheer delight to watch. Why there hasn't been a major Colman revival is beyond comprehension.


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