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Herman C. McNeile (based on the international stage success by)
Sidney Howard (adapted for the talking screen by)
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Release Date:
2 May 1929 (USA) See more »
Colman's voice is the "find" of this all-talking year, rich, amorous, romantic. (Newspaper ad).
A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, who believes her uncle is being held hostage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ronald Colman ... Hugh Drummond
Claud Allister ... Algy (as Claude Allister)

Lawrence Grant ... Dr. Lakington
Montagu Love ... Peterson
Wilson Benge ... Danny

Joan Bennett ... Phyllis

Lilyan Tashman ... Irma
Charles Sellon ... Travers
Adolph Milar ... Marcovitch
Tetsu Komai ... Chong
Gertrude Short ... Barmaid
Donald Novis ... Country Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Johnson ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Tom Ricketts ... Colonel (uncredited)

Directed by
F. Richard Jones 
Writing credits
Herman C. McNeile (based on the international stage success by) (as 'Sapper')

Sidney Howard (adapted for the talking screen by)

Wallace Smith (continuity)

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer
Cinematography by
George Barnes (photography) (as George S. Barnes)
Gregg Toland (photography)
Film Editing by
Frank Lawrence 
Viola Lawrence 
Set Decoration by
William Cameron Menzies (settings) (as Wm. Cameron Menzies)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leslie Pearce .... associate director (as A. Leslie Pearce)
Art Department
William Cameron Menzies .... settings (as Wm. Cameron Menzies)
Music Department
Hugo Riesenfeld .... musical director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min
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[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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Spoofed in Bullshot Crummond (1983)See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Mostly of historical interest now., 13 June 2000
Author: David Matthews ( from Toronto, Canada

The literary character of Bulldog Drummond has not worn well. Reading the books now, Drummond tends to come across as more of a fascist bully than as a hero. This 1929 movie was Ronald Colman's first in a talkie and he plays the character with his usual charm, honing down the more brutal aspects of the Drummond in the books (although in one scene he does gleefully choke a man to death with his bare hands).

The movie is based on the stage play rather than on the book and the stage origins show. One can almost sense actors waiting for their cue to make an entrance. Colman and Bennett are pretty good in the lead roles but the over acting of Lawrence Grant as the mad doctor is painful to behold.

For collector's it's worth seeing once for the record.

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