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Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  18 March 1938 (USA)
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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.

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Anthony Greer
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Prof. Bernard Goodman
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Sir Raymond Blantyre
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Mrs. Weevens
David Clyde ...
Constable McThane
Clyde Cook ...
Constable Sacker
Austin Fairman ...
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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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18 March 1938 (USA)  »

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Bulldog Drummond em Perigo  »

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Goofs

The sign at the Airport is incorrectly spelled "Aérodrome du Macon" in French, when it should read "Aérodrome de Mâcon". 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 »

Connections

Followed by Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1947) See more »

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I give it an extra point for the penguin--but it's still not that great a film.
20 October 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While there have been a lot of Bulldog Drummond films, this one has something that none other has---a penguin wearing a top hat and bow-tie! For that reason alone, this one is worth seeing! Unfortunately, apart from the penguin, this is a very ordinary B-movie--no better or worse than the average Dulldog Drummond movie--and this isn't saying a lot because the series was far from inspired and is not even close in quality and entertainment of many of the better series from the era. I'm being very generous in giving this one a 5.

The film finds Drummond about to get married. As a wedding present, he receives a huge artificial diamond that is gem quality. While crude industrial diamonds have been produced over the years artificially, this one was worth a fortune--and potentially would ruin the diamond industry. Not surprisingly, the diamond folks cannot ignore such a development, so they steal the diamond and head for the professor's home to shut him up permanently. The story consists of chase after chase and is rather low on dialog--with a premium on action.

Overall, a decent time-passer but that is about all. I agree with another reviewer who felt that although John Barrymore was in the film, he was pretty much wasted. How can such a huge screen personality be nothing but a bit player who could have been played by practically anyone?


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