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Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 31 July 1937 (USA)
Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.

Director:

Norman Lee

Writers:

Herman C. McNeile (novel) (as Sapper), Patrick Kirwan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Lodge ... Hugh Drummond
Dorothy Mackaill ... Doris Thompson
Victor Jory ... Gregoroff
Claud Allister ... Algy Longworth
Richard Bird ... Caldwell
Hugh Miller Hugh Miller ... Ivan Kalinsky
Leslie Perrins ... Maj. Grayson
Brian Buchel Brian Buchel ... Meredith
Jim Gérald Jim Gérald ... Veight (as Jim Gerald)
Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill ... Norah, the Housekeeper
Annie Esmond Annie Esmond ... Mrs. Caldwell
Frank Cochrane Frank Cochrane ... Dr. Belfrus
William Dewhurst ... Reginald Portside
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Williams Ben Williams ... Reporter
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Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond aux abois See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Dorothy Mackaill. See more »

Quotes

Algy Longworth: [while trapped in a room filling with poison gas] My mother said I'd never live to a ripe old age.
Hugh Drummond: Who would want to?
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Connections

Followed by Bulldog Sees It Through (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Vive la Compagnie
(uncredited)
Traditional drinking song
Performed by John Lodge
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another actor turned politician
6 September 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

In this Bulldog Drummond from 1937, Drummond is played by John Lodge, who later became a congressman. He was only Drummond once. He was solid enough, but he didn't have the light touch of some of the others or the wit.

The criminals here (Victor Jory and Hugh Miller) have a fake club for world peace, but it's really just a front to get people to give them a lot of money. They kidnap a man endeavoring to get some new airplane plans from him in order to sell them, but just before he is caught, he throws a rock through Drummond's window with a piece of paper.

Dorothy Mackaill is a woman, seemingly on the side of the criminals, who comes to Drummond's house with car trouble, but really wants to look for anything of the kidnap victim's.

Pretty good, though the prints on these films are never very good. This one had sound that skipped as well. But as a series, Bulldog Drummond is interesting, with so many actors playing him over the years: Ray Milland, Ronald Colman, Sir Ralph Richardson, John Howard, Ron Randell, Tom Conway, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Beatty and Richard Johnson.


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