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Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.

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(as James Hogan)

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(screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe), (play) (as H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile) | 1 more credit »
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Walter Kingsford ...
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Storyline

Captain High 'Bulldog' Drummond has just returned to England. As he is driving home in the dark, a young woman jumps out in front of his car. He misses her, but she falls to the ground. As he tries to revive her, he hears a shout for help, then gunshots. As he goes to investigate, the woman drives away with Drummond's car. He is soon able to trace her to nearby Greystone Manor, and when he goes there to meet her, she slips him a note urging him to help her get out of a desperate situation. Written by Snow Leopard

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22 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Bulldog Drummond Saves a Lady  »

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Trivia

Final film appearance of Guy Standing. He died February 24, 1937. His was succeeded in his part of Colonel Nielson by John Barrymore (3 films) and H. B. Warner (4 films.) See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning, Drummond sees a dead body in the moor and sees it sink. At the end, Drummond leaves without telling about the corpse or tell anyone where the body is located. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis Clavering: [suppresses a sneeze] Dust.
Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Dust of the ages, my dear, alive with the romantic past of these ancient walls.
Phyllis Clavering: And sneezes, too.
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Follows Temple Tower (1930) See more »

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"If you're considering her as a possible mother for your children, I'd be awfully careful old boy."
8 June 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Ray Milland's only outing as Bulldog Drummond is a pretty good start to Paramount's series. The story is about Drummond trying to help a woman who's being kept prisoner by her nefarious guardian at the ominously-named Greystone Manor. There's also a subplot about Drummond's right-hand man Algy being a nervous wreck waiting on his wife to give birth. Milland makes for a charming and lively Bulldog Drummond. He was one of three actors to play the character in 1937 alone and, for my money, he was better than the other two. Reginald Denny and E.E. Clive offer fun support. Lovely Heather Angel plays the heiress and has a nice playful chemistry with Milland. She's also something of a tough cookie, helping fight the bad guys instead of just standing around doing nothing. The rest of the cast features fine actors like Porter Hall, Walter Kingsford, Fay Holden, and Guy Standing. This was Standing's final movie, dying from a rattlesnake bite (!) a month after this was released. The Bulldog Drummond series wasn't one of my favorites of the many detective film series that littered the '30s & '40s but I have liked many of them. This one is particularly enjoyable with lots of humor and some nice foggy atmosphere. Short runtime and good pace also help.


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