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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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Storyline

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)


Certificate:

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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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Production Co:

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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Just another average outing
28 April 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Drummond stumbles onto a kidnapping and brings his friends to Morocco in search of his missing friend and to put a stop to baddies. Like the last Drummond film I saw starring John Howard, this one is over in less than an hour.

Here we are again. Drummond, as usual, is on his way to marry his fiancée, Algie is coming along for no particularly good reason and Drummond's manservant is along for a few laughs. The usual formula is definitely intact here. And as a result, there are few surprises but it is still campy fun and worth a look for fans of B-movies. I'd say more about the film, but frankly it was so ordinary (like eating toast actually) that I think I am done.

By the way, in a relatively small role is a very young and not yet famous Anthony Quinn.


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