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Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 18 March 1938 (USA)
In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger.

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In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger. Written by Volker Boehm

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This is one of 8 Bulldog Drummond adventures produced by Paramount in the late 1930s, and sold to Congress Films (II) in mid-1954 for re-release; Congress redesigned the opening and closing credits, in order to eliminate all evidence of Paramount's ownership, going so far as to even alter the copyright claimant statements on the title cards; Congress, in turn, sold the films to Governor Films for television syndication. Along the way, Paramount, having disowned the films, never bothered to renew the copyrights, and they fell into public domain, with the result that inferior VHS and DVD copies have been in distribution for many years, from a variety of sub-distributors who specialize in public domain material. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Botulian arrives at Drummond's apartment to ask for the letter the second time, Drummond refers to him once as Professor Goodman. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis Clavering: And this was supposed to be our wedding day.
Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Oh, I'm sorry, darling, but if there's a registery office still open...
Col. Neilson: And if there isn't, you'll probably break into one!
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Crazy Credits

Although it is John Howard who is playing Bulldog Drummond, it is John Barrymore who gets top billing for playing the supporting character of Colonel Neilson. See more »

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Followed by Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1947) See more »

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Fast-Paced Bulldog Drummond Feature
7 July 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is one off the more fast-paced features in the Bulldog Drummond series, with the usual likable regulars and a story that includes some interesting details. For the first half or so, it's as good as any of the movies in the series. In the last part, it gets a bit too tangled up at times, but it still comes out all right.

The setup makes use of the series's running gag about the often-postponed plans for the wedding between Drummond and Phyllis, with the adventure this time getting underway with the theft of one of their own wedding gifts. The main story centers around a scientist who has developed a way of producing synthetic diamonds, and some of it is rather imaginative. It also incorporates some nice offbeat details, such as an endearing live penguin.

The story is nicely paced, and except when it tries to squeeze just a little too much out of the material in some of the later sequences, it works pretty well. John Howard is low-key but suitably unflappable as Drummond. Most of the series regulars get some moments of their own. John Barrymore doesn't get as much to work with in this one as he usually does, but he is always entertaining when he gets the chance. Much of it would be watchable just for the good-natured interplay amongst the characters.


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