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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...

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

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

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 Helen Freeman ... Irena Soldanis
Zeffie Tilbury ... Effie
John Sutton ... Sanger
Rita Page Rita Page ... Barmaid
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond - Die Rache der schwarzen Witwe See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Quotes

Bulldog Drummond: Tenny, what rhymes with married?
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Bulldog Drummond: No, no, no Tenny, harried doesn't go with married.
Tenny: You speak with the voice of inexperience 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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Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
28 March 2006 | by I_John_Barrymore_ISee all my reviews

Some very hammy European bad guys interrupt Captain Drummond's wedding plans by kidnapping his fiancée in an attempt to lure Drummond into a ridiculous wild goose chase that sees our hero following cryptic clues for some reason or other. The plot is unimportant and wafer-thin; it's the ride that's fun.

A very creaky, dated, no budget gem, Bulldog Drummond Comes Back is a fairly entertaining romp with engaging characters saying very quaint English things to each other, and generally cavorting about in various contrived circumstances.

John Howard is good as Drummond. He's suitably dashing and charming, and he does a fine job. The supporting cast of good guys are all good value, and are blessed with frequently mildly amusing dialogue. The baddies are straight out of a Tin-Tin comic but that's not a bad thing in this case.

The show is stolen by Barrymore, who, even though he never quite seems to be thoroughly enjoying himself in the role of Scotland Yard Detective Nielson, is always the best thing in the frame when he's on screen. His array of disguises (don't ask) are hilarious, and often ingenious.

Overall a lot of fun if you're in the mood for some extremely lightweight, silly adventure comedy.


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