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Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)

The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond and his friend Colonel Nielsen at once follow his trail...


Louis King


Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe), Herman C. McNeile (novel) (as H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile)




Complete credited cast:
John Barrymore ... Colonel Neilson
John Howard ... Captain Hugh C. 'Bulldog' Drummond
Louise Campbell ... Phyllis Clavering
Reginald Denny ... Algy Longworth
E.E. Clive ... Tenny
J. Carrol Naish ... Mikhail Valdin
Helen Freeman ... Irena Soldanis
Zeffie Tilbury ... Effie
John Sutton ... Sanger
Rita Page ... Barmaid


The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond and his friend Colonel Nielsen at once follow his trail... Written by Volker Boehm

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A real action drama full of fun and thrills! See more »


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This film received its initial television presentation in New York City Tuesday 12 October 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


Bulldog Drummond: [eyeing suspicious pub patron] If that fellow tries to follow us, dot him one.
Tenny: I shall bash him on the bazooka, sir.
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Crazy Credits

John Barrymore gets top billing for playing supporting character Colonel Neilson. John Howard, who plays Bulldog Drummond, is listed second. See more »


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Lady MacBeth baits the Bulldog
20 January 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although I saw an edited version Bulldog Drummond Comes Back there was still enough there to enjoy. Especially enough of J. Carrol Naish and Helen Freeman as ruthless a pair of brother and sister villains you'll ever find.

These two have it for Drummond played by John Howard. He was instrumental in having Freeman's husband captured and executed in France and they've now captured Howard's long suffering Tess Truehart type fiancé Louise Campbell. But they don't kill her outright nor do they kill Howard. Naish and Freeman are enjoying toying with him like a pair of feral cats with a wounded mouse. Howard refers to Freeman as Lady MacBeth and she's that big a schemer.

Butler E.E. Clive and cricket friend Reginald Denny are in on the chase, but John Barrymore as Scotland Yard's Inspector Neilson is ordered out. You don't tell Scotland Yard what to do however.

The only real flaw in this Reginald Denny who in most films is amusing as Drummond's silly twit of a friend. But in Bulldog Drummond Comes Back he's downright annoying.

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back is a pretty good B film from Paramount Studios and while Howard is no Ronald Colman he gives a good account of himself in all his Bulldog Drummond films.

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Release Date:

24 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond - Die Rache der schwarzen Witwe See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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