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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.

Director:

James P. Hogan (as James Hogan)

Writers:

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
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Storyline

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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Saving lives, solving two murders, upsetting a ring of forgers and falling in love - ll in a day's work for BULLDOG! (original print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas- Jan. 20, 1937)


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Trivia

This marks the first of eight appearances by E.E. Clive as Bulldog Drummond's valet Tenny. However, in the character's previous appearances his name was Denny. It was changed to avoid confusion with actor Reginald Denny, who was also a regular in this Paramount series as Drummond's friend Algy.. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Phyllis Clavering: [suppresses a sneeze] Dust.
Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Dust of the ages, my dear, alive with the romantic past of these ancient walls.
Phyllis Clavering: And sneezes, too.
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Connections

Followed by Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937) See more »

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Charming English adventure
19 March 2005 | by djensen1See all my reviews

Ray Milland kicks off the 1937-38 series of films about the intrepid Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond with style. Drummond encounters a young woman on the road who pinches his car and leaves him stranded, but not for long. Soon, he's embroiled in a family squabble over inheritance and paranoid delusions. Pal Algy and valet Tenny try to help Drummond prove the girl is not loony and sort out who the baddies are. The banter is funny and lively and the acting is better than usual for the period, especially Milland, who unfortunately immediately left the role for bigger and better ones. For those keeping score, this is when Drummond meets Phyllis, and Algy is worried about missing the birth of his baby.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond Saves a Lady See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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