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Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)

Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans.

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(screen play by) (as Edward T. Lowe), (novel) (as H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile)
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Complete credited cast:
... Colonel Nielson
... Captain Hugh C. 'Bulldog' Drummond
... Phyllis Clavering
... Algy Longworth
... Tenny
... Draven Nogais
... Gwen Longworth
... Hardcastle
... Mr. Smith
... Nielson's Secretary
Miki Morita ... Sumio Kanda
... Cabin Boy (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans. Written by Volker Boehm

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Adventure | Mystery

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7 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Bulldog Drummond's Nephew  »

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The train ferry where a lot of this film takes place was a real service of the French National Railway and Britain's Southern Railway. The service began in 1936, was interrupted by World War II, resumed in 1947 and ended in 1980. The trip took 12 hours, leaving Victoria Station in London at 9 p.m. and arriving at the North Station in Paris at 9 a.m. Simultaneous service in the opposite direction left Paris at 9:45 p.m. and arrived in London at 9:10 a.m. See more »

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Followed by Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938) See more »

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Pre-WWII England preserved in amber
13 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

The best part of this movie is unintended: 1937 England preserved with its autos, planes, streets and attitudes. The plot is hardly new. There's an invention (crystals in this case) that would prove disastrous if it should fall into the hands of the wrong people. Just who the wrong people are is not mentioned, but in retrospect they would seem to be the Nazis. Anyone who has watched many movies or serials from the period will recognize the plot quickly--and anticipate the ending.

The Bulldog Drummond hero bears little resemblance to the character created by "Sapper" McNeile. His marvelous series of books are about a much rougher individual who, having enjoyed the adventure and danger of the World War, advertises in the newspaper for interesting quests and assignments. Drummond of the novels is more of a daredevil than a detective.

For reasons I'd be hard pressed to explain, the makers of this movies inserted some really insipid humor--rather, attempts at humor. Drummond's sidekick, Algy, and Algy's stupid girlfriend aren't funny. They are merely annoying.

Still, this is an enjoyable view of a world now gone. Not only that, it has John Barrymore in a role that is a considerable comedown for his talents.


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