MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 19,162 this week

Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 342 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 6 critic

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

Director:

(as James Hogan)

Writers:

(screenplay), (play), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive + 1 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 143 titles
created 30 Mar 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 300 titles
created 29 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 3269 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 50 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bulldog Drummond Escapes.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dick Tracy goes up against a villain who robs banks using a nerve gas.

Director: John Rawlins
Stars: Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Moto thwarts a ruthless band of international agents who try to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Peter Lorre, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Field
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeepe to a stableman to a lawyer.

Director: Eugene Forde
Stars: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland
Dick Tracy (1945)
Action | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dick is faced with a series of brutal murders in which the victims, all from different social and economic backgrounds, are viciously slashed to pieces. Suspects abound but Tracy, getting a... See full summary »

Director: William Berke
Stars: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Mike Mazurki
Adventure | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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...

Director: Louis King
Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone.... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, C. Aubrey Smith
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Walter Summers
Stars: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Joyce Kennedy
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

"Bulldog" Drummond is vacationing in his country home in England, and his house if rifled by two thieves. After they leave he finds a card marked with some mysterious letters. Doris ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: Ron Randell, Anita Louise, Patrick O'Moore
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond is called in to solve the murder of a man from whom two lead soldiers were stolen. Drummond learns that the two soldiers were part of a set of thirteen which... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Tom Conway, Maria Palmer, Helen Westcott
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Guy Standing ...
Inspector Nielson (as Sir Guy Standing)
Heather Angel ...
...
Porter Hall ...
Merridew
Fay Holden ...
Natalie
E.E. Clive ...
Walter Kingsford ...
Stanton
P.J. Kelly ...
Stiles (as Patrick Kelly)
Charles McNaughton ...
Constable Higgins
Clyde Cook ...
Alf
Frank Elliott ...
Bailey
David Clyde ...
Gower
Doris Lloyd ...
Nurse
Edit

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 urges him to help her get out of a desperate situation. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 January 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond Saves a Lady  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Commissioner, where's your romance?
See more »

Connections

Followed by 13 Lead Soldiers (1948) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"But, ...., you'll find a crime or invent one before the night's over."
18 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For my first introduction to the Bulldog Drummond franchise, I must say I was rather pleasantly entertained. The film is decidedly played in a much lighter vein than the Charlie Chan stories of the same era, and with a cast of characters that complement each other nicely. Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond (Ray Milland) however is not without his shortcomings as a detective, as he gets blind sided more than once and rescues the wrong girl before finally resolving the mystery.

In retrospect, the set up is one of the bigger plot holes in the movie. Miss Phyllis Clavering (Heather Angel) hijacks Drummond's auto in the middle of nowhere, only to return to the Greystone estate where she's being held captive. There we're introduced to a villainous cast of characters headed by Norman Merridew (Porter Hall), who masterminds a counterfeiting scheme following the murder of Miss Clavering's brother.

For his part, Drummond is aided by hapless partner Algy Longworth (Reginald Denny), and Scotland Yard Commissioner Sir Reginald Nielson (Guy Standing). However it's Drummond's butler Tenny (E.E. Clive) who almost steals the show as the deadpan foil for his master, getting him out of more than one scrape before it's over. His best effort is when he nonchalantly drags a body in a blanket to Drummond's closet as if it were a routine occurrence.

Pay attention to a conversation between Phyllis and Drummond when she describes the letter she found in the garden. She states that it was blurry and covered in mud making it hard to read. Earlier however, when we see that same letter switched to prevent it from reaching Colonel Nielson, it appeared in perfect condition.

There's a running gag that gets a bit overdone regarding Algy's first encounter with fatherhood. He's constantly thwarted trying to get in touch with the hospital to find out what's happening. Of course everything works out well, as the old boy is rewarded with a son.

All in all, "Bulldog Drummond Escapes" is a fun story, complete with clever word play, the old shoes behind the curtain trick, a lights out gimmick and the advantage between good and bad guys shared equally. Drummond even gets the girl in the end, planning marriage as it were, though I understand other adventures stood in the way before that happened. I'm inclined to check them out based on this introduction to the series.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cheesy but fun movie! lukefan
Discuss Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?