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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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Trivia

This film received its initial television presentation in New York City Monday 6 December 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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When the motorcycle is chasing the truck, at one point both are driving on the right side of the road, despite the fact the scene is set in England, where they drive on the left. See more »

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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 Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) See more »

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OK but far from Bulldog's best
3 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Bulldogs Drummond's Peril" has an outstanding cast but is not very well written and is slowly directed at times. It lacks the verve and lacks the dialog sparkle that is necessary for a b- movie to be entirely successful. In fact, there are better movies than this available in the John Howard "Bulldog Drummond" series.

Despite these problems, the cast is very watchable featuring the indomitable E.E.Clive and also Halliwell Hobbes. John Howard is handsome and charming and although personally lacking screen impact, can be adequate as Drummond with more dynamic direction than he gets here. Barrymore provides energy and brightens up the proceedings but is less steady in this outing than in his other Drummond appearances, and sadly appears to be an aging alcoholic on the verge of unraveling. Although he looks unwell and is clearly struggling, I don't have any complaints about Barrymore's effort- he is trying to give the best he had left.

The plot and script are sub-par, and combined with stodgy direction provide us with a rather nondescript film that is not as good as the better "Bulldog" movies of the era. But worth your time if you are a Clive or Hobbes fan.


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