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Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)

The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond and his friend Colonel Nielsen at once follow his trail...

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The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond and his friend Colonel Nielsen at once follow his trail... Written by Volker Boehm

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LIVES HANG BY A Thread (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »


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24 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Bulldog Drummond - Die Rache der schwarzen Witwe  »

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This film received its initial television presentation in New York City Tuesday 12 October 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Bulldog Drummond: Tenny, what rhymes with married?
Tenny: Married, married? Harried, Sir!
Bulldog Drummond: No, no, no Tenny, harried doesn't go with married.
Tenny: You speak with the voice of inexperience sir!
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John Barrymore gets top billing for playing supporting character Colonel Neilson. John Howard, who plays Bulldog Drummond, is listed second. See more »

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Followed by Bulldog Sees It Through (1940) See more »

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Has Some Good Moments; Overall An Average B-Feature
1 July 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Overall, this entry in the Bulldog Drummond series is just an average B-feature, but it does have some good moments. This was the first feature in the series to star John Howard as Drummond, and it also has the usual supporting characters, with E.E. Clive and Reginald Denny as Drummond's sidekicks, Louise Campbell as Phyllis, and John Barrymore as Colonel Neilson. Howard, Clive, and Denny have some good lighter moments together during the course of events, and Barrymore, as you would expect, makes very good use of his opportunities, leaving you wishing there had been more scenes involving his character.

The story idea is interesting if lightweight, with villains played by J. Carrol Naish and Helen Freeman using a series of riddles and puzzles, along with a kidnapping, in their attempts to lure Drummond into a trap. The series of puzzles gets a bit far-fetched, but it does hold your interest, and perhaps with a little more careful writing and editing it could have made a pretty good movie.

Barrymore's series of disguises and other tactics is probably the most entertaining part of it all, and these also help to keep the tone light. Otherwise, there's nothing particularly impressive, but it has just enough to be worth seeing for those who enjoy the genre.


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