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Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)

Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.

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John Lodge ...
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Doris Thompson
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Gregoroff
Claud Allister ...
Richard Bird ...
Caldwell
Hugh Miller ...
Ivan Kalinsky
Leslie Perrins ...
Maj. Grayson
Brian Buchel ...
Meredith
Jim Gérald ...
Veight (as Jim Gerald)
Maire O'Neill ...
Norah, the Housekeeper
Annie Esmond ...
Mrs. Caldwell
Frank Cochrane ...
Dr. Belfrus
William Dewhurst ...
Reginald Portside
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Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.

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31 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Bulldog Drummond aux abois  »

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This movie was banned from public showing in Sweden by the Swedish Censorshipboard in April 1937. Swedish censorship number 55.636. The Swedish copyright holder and distributors at that time was Svensk Filmindustri AB. See more »

Quotes

Hugh Drummond: Y'know, I've found very few women who can handle cars.
Doris Thompson: I've found very few men who can handle women.
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Connections

Followed by Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939) See more »

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Vive la Compagnie
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Traditional drinking song
Performed by John Lodge
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another actor turned politician
6 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this Bulldog Drummond from 1937, Drummond is played by John Lodge, who later became a congressman. He was only Drummond once. He was solid enough, but he didn't have the light touch of some of the others or the wit.

The criminals here (Victor Jory and Hugh Miller) have a fake club for world peace, but it's really just a front to get people to give them a lot of money. They kidnap a man endeavoring to get some new airplane plans from him in order to sell them, but just before he is caught, he throws a rock through Drummond's window with a piece of paper.

Dorothy Mackaill is a woman, seemingly on the side of the criminals, who comes to Drummond's house with car trouble, but really wants to look for anything of the kidnap victim's.

Pretty good, though the prints on these films are never very good. This one had sound that skipped as well. But as a series, Bulldog Drummond is interesting, with so many actors playing him over the years: Ray Milland, Ronald Colman, Sir Ralph Richardson, John Howard, Ron Randell, Tom Conway, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Beatty and Richard Johnson.


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