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Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 18 March 1938 (USA)
In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger.

Director:

James P. Hogan

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
John Barrymore ... Colonel Nielson
John Howard ... Captain Hugh C. 'Bulldog' Drummond
Louise Campbell ... Phyllis Clavering
Reginald Denny ... Algy Longworth
E.E. Clive ... Tenny
Porter Hall ... Dr. Max Botulian
Elizabeth Patterson ... Aunt Blanche Clavering
Nydia Westman ... Gwen Longworth
Michael Brooke Michael Brooke ... Anthony Greer
Halliwell Hobbes ... Professor Bernard Goodman
Matthew Boulton ... Sir Raymond Blantyree
Zeffie Tilbury ... Mrs. Weevens
David Clyde ... Constable McThane
Clyde Cook ... Constable Sacker
Austin Fairman Austin Fairman ... Roberts
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Storyline

In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger. Written by Volker Boehm

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond em Perigo See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the 6/5/15 TCM presentation, Ben Mankiewicz reported this was the last of the Bulldog Drummond series that John Barrymore would appear in. Mr. Barrymore's alcoholism had become so out of hand, that for this film Barrymore could no longer read lines. Even if they were written down and shown to him off camera. So he was quietly let go from the Drummond series and H.B. Warner would go on to play Colonel Neilson in the four remaining Drummond films at Paramount. See more »

Goofs

When Bulldog and company are flying from France to England, they take off in a high-wing monoplane. However, when we see the shot of them landing, the plane is a low-wing monoplane. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis Clavering: And this was supposed to be our wedding day.
Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Oh, I'm sorry, darling, but if there's a registery office still open...
Col. Neilson: And if there isn't, you'll probably break into one!
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Crazy Credits

Although it is John Howard who is playing Bulldog Drummond, it is John Barrymore who gets top billing for playing the supporting character of Colonel Neilson. See more »

Connections

Follows Bulldog Drummond's Third Round (1925) See more »

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I give it an extra point for the penguin--but it's still not that great a film.
20 October 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While there have been a lot of Bulldog Drummond films, this one has something that none other has---a penguin wearing a top hat and bow-tie! For that reason alone, this one is worth seeing! Unfortunately, apart from the penguin, this is a very ordinary B-movie--no better or worse than the average Dulldog Drummond movie--and this isn't saying a lot because the series was far from inspired and is not even close in quality and entertainment of many of the better series from the era. I'm being very generous in giving this one a 5.

The film finds Drummond about to get married. As a wedding present, he receives a huge artificial diamond that is gem quality. While crude industrial diamonds have been produced over the years artificially, this one was worth a fortune--and potentially would ruin the diamond industry. Not surprisingly, the diamond folks cannot ignore such a development, so they steal the diamond and head for the professor's home to shut him up permanently. The story consists of chase after chase and is rather low on dialog--with a premium on action.

Overall, a decent time-passer but that is about all. I agree with another reviewer who felt that although John Barrymore was in the film, he was pretty much wasted. How can such a huge screen personality be nothing but a bit player who could have been played by practically anyone?


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