Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond is called in to solve the murder of a man from whom two lead soldiers were stolen. Drummond learns that the two soldiers were part of a set of thirteen which...
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Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond is called in to solve the murder of a man from whom two lead soldiers were stolen. Drummond learns that the two soldiers were part of a set of thirteen which formed the key to a hidden vault of treasure. Following some clever sleuthing and set-up on Drummond's part, the guilty man is trapped in the vault,which is hidden behind the fireplace. Written by
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Why is he so insistent to see some old lead soldiers?!
This installment of Bulldog Drummond obviously was inspired by Conan Doyle's story "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons". In other words, the film ripped the idea off! In addition to lacking originality, the film is also amazingly talky and slow...something you wouldn't expect in a film like this.
Drummond's friend, Algy, collects lead soldiers from the Middle Ages. According to the story, they are still relatively cheap to buy (?) and aren't worth very much. Why, then are folks so incredibly anxious to buy them from him? And, why has someone apparently been murdered to get one of them?! The solution to this mystery is right from the "Six Napoleons"...or at least it's a variation on it.
The problem is that even if the story had been more original, the film was so bereft of life that it would have been boring...which it really was. Unlike the wonderful old Falcon films, the filmmakers do little with Tom Conway and his charm just isn't enough to recommend the film.
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