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Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.


James P. Hogan (as James Hogan)


Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe), Herman C. McNeile (play) (as H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile) | 1 more credit »

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Complete credited cast:
Ray Milland ... Captain Hugh C. 'Bulldog' Drummond'
Guy Standing ... Col. Reginald Nielson (as Sir Guy Standing)
Heather Angel ... Phyllis Clavering
Reginald Denny ... Algy Langworth
Porter Hall ... Norman Merridew
Fay Holden ... Natalie
E.E. Clive ... Tenny
Walter Kingsford ... Stanton
P.J. Kelly P.J. Kelly ... Stiles (as Patrick Kelly)
Charles McNaughton Charles McNaughton ... Constable Higgins
Clyde Cook ... Alf
Frank Elliott ... Bailey
David Clyde ... Gower
Doris Lloyd ... Nurse


Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond has just returned to England. As he is driving home in the dark, a young woman jumps out in front of his car. He misses her, but she falls to the ground. As he tries to revive her, he hears a shout for help, then gunshots. As he goes to investigate, the woman drives away with Drummond's car. He is soon able to trace her to nearby Greystone Manor, and when he goes there to meet her, she slips him a note urging him to help her get out of a desperate situation. Written by Snow Leopard

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Release Date:

22 January 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond Saves a Lady See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paramount signed a ten year contract with Bulldog Drummond author Herman C. McNeile (aka H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile) and this is the first film under that agreement. See more »


Near the beginning, Drummond sees a dead body in the moor and sees it sink. At the end, Drummond leaves without telling about the corpse or tell anyone where the body is located. See more »


Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Commissioner, where's your romance?
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Followed by Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1947) See more »

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Solid Low-Budget Feature With Milland As An Interesting 'Bulldog'
7 June 2005 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This is a solid low-budget feature that delivers the main things you hope for in a 'Bulldog Drummond' movie. It has good action, a plot involving a heroine in distress and some crafty villains, and a confident, good-natured hero played here by Ray Milland. All of the actors who portrayed Drummond gave the movies their own feel, but Milland, like most of them, gives the character the right balance of energy and British poise, while putting his own style into the role as well.

The story is set up by an odd encounter between Drummond and Phyllis (Heather Angel) that leads to an involved sequence of events, with Drummond determined to find out exactly what dangers Phyllis is facing, at times even having to oppose his friend Colonel Neilson. The story moves at a good pace, moving quickly from one predicament to the next. There are times when it doesn't quite fit together smoothly, and with even better writing and editing it could have been even more effective, but the basic idea works pretty well.

Heather Angel makes a good Phyllis, winning and energetic. It's interesting to see her in this early Drummond episode, since she later came back to play Phyllis after the character was played by other actresses for the next few features. Neilson is not given a particularly large role here, but the rest of the usual crowd is present, with E.E. Clive as the resourceful Tenny and Reginald Denny as the befuddled but helpful Algy.

Porter Hall also helps out, with one of his many good character performances as Drummond's slippery opponent. The low budget look is helped by having most of the action take place at night and/or in darkened settings, giving it a decent atmosphere despite the lack of detail. It makes for a solid feature that works well enough as light entertainment.

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