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Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938)

Approved | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 11 January 1939 (USA)
The invention of a war machine, that brings to explosion everything one wants to, puts Scotland Yard and Captain Drummond into alarm.

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(as James Hogan)

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(screenplay), (book) (as H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile)
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Captain Hugh C."Bulldog" Drummond (John Howard) and his ever-loving and patient fiancée, Phyllis Clavering (Heather Angel). are about to wed but he becomes involved in a plot to steal an atomic disintegrator with a range of half-a-mile. Madman Rolf Alferson (George Zucco)has control of the weapon but Drummond is suspected of the theft and follows the clues to an island colony. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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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 »

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"I saw those blaggards climbing up the shrubbery."
23 June 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Bulldog Drummond's wedding plans must be put on hold once again while he tries to stop a madman (George Zucco) with a stolen death ray. A good entry in the Bulldog Drummond series. One of my favorites, actually. John Howard and the cast of regulars are enjoyable. Heather Angel continues to be the best Phyllis -- clever, brave, spunky. H.B. Warner yells a lot this time around. It's annoying. Leonard Mudie is terrific in his brief part as the inventor of the ray. George Zucco and Jean Fenwick are loads of fun as the villains. The science fiction elements are wonderful. Drummond has a cool fight scene on the pier. It moves along at a brisk pace and keeps your interest throughout. It's got George Zucco and a death ray -- how can you not like that?


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