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Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)

Drummond, his girlfriend and his butler try to free an high post of Scotland Yard who has been kidnapped.

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Garnett Weston (screen play by), Herman C. McNeile (novel) (as H.C. 'Sapper' McNeile)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Howard ... Captain Hugh C. 'Bulldog' Drummond
Heather Angel ... Phyllis Clavering
H.B. Warner ... Colonel J.A. Nielson
J. Carrol Naish ... Richard Lane
Reginald Denny ... Algy Longworth
E.E. Clive ... Tenny
Anthony Quinn ... Deone Fordine
Michael Brooke Michael Brooke ... Baron Nevsky
Matthew Boulton ... Major Gray
Neil Fitzgerald Neil Fitzgerald ... McTurk
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On the eve of his wedding Captain Hugh Drummond is off to Morocco when Scotland Yard's Colonel J.A. Nielson is kidnapped by international criminal Richard Lane. With his fiancée Phyllis Clavering, friend 'Algy' Longworth and his trusty valet 'Tenny' Tennyson, Bulldog flies his own plane 1200 miles only to find the local British Consul ordering him home without delay. Drummond isn't an easy man to get rid of however and they soon mount their rescue plan. Written by garykmcd

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TRAILING A TRAITOR on DANGEROUS PATHS THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT! (original print ad - mostly caps)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond i Afrika See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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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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"You underestimate Captain Drummond's ability."
11 June 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond still hasn't married his sweetheart Phyllis. And he won't be getting married this time, either, as he winds up investigating the kidnapping of his friend Colonel Nielsen. So Drummond, along with Phyllis and sidekicks Algy and Tenny, must go to Morocco to rescue the Colonel.

Two new additions to the cast as H.B. Warner takes over as Col. Nielsen and Heather Angel is the new Phyllis Clavering. Heather had previously played the role in the first movie in Paramount's Bulldog Drummond series, where she displayed a great chemistry with Ray Milland. She's back here but with a different Drummond, John Howard. She has fine chemistry with Howard as well and brings a pluckiness to the role of Phyllis that is a treat to watch. E.E. Clive continues to be the heart of the series as loyal butler Tenny. Reginald Denny is just there and begs the point more than ever of why Drummond needs two sidekicks instead of just one. The legendary J. Carrol Naish plays the villain here, his second appearance in the Drummond series. He's always enjoyable. Anthony Quinn has an early role as his henchman. This is one of the best of the Bulldog Drummond movies I've seen. Some good action and humor with nice atmosphere. It moves very quickly (runtime is just shy of an hour) and at times feels like a few episodes of an action serial strung together. But it works as a solid time-passer. The action-packed climax, which includes a man-eating lion, is the highlight.


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