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Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939)

Unrated | | Mystery, Thriller | 14 April 1939 (USA)
Captain Drummond and his girlfriend want to marry but a hidden treasure in the house in which they want to celebrate their marriage is complicating the situation.

Director:

James P. Hogan (as James Hogan)

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 Nielson
Reginald Denny ... Algy Longworth
E.E. Clive ... Tenny
Elizabeth Patterson ... Aunt Blanche Clavering
Leo G. Carroll ... Henry Seaton (as Leo Carroll)
Forrester Harvey ... Professor Downie
Clyde Cook ... Constable Hawkins
David Clyde ... Constable Jenkins
Neil Fitzgerald Neil Fitzgerald ... Stationmaster
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Mrs. Thomas--Housekeeper
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Storyline

Captain Drummond and his girlfriend want to marry but a hidden treasure in the house in which they want to celebrate their marriage is complicating the situation. Written by Volker Boehm

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TRAPPED IN A CAGE WITH DEATH while a Madman cracks the whip!

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulldog Drummond går i fällan See more »

Company Credits

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

The plot ultimately derives from Conan Doyle's The Musgrave Ritual. See more »

Quotes

'Tenny' Tennison: [as spikes descend upon them] Pardon me, sir, but we're in for a spot of trouble.
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Connections

Follows The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934) See more »

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It's time for a wedding in an old castle, but will the bride and groom make it to the altar?
5 April 2003 | by marxsarxSee all my reviews

This British film from 1939 may surprise you by how much fun it is to watch. It's time for a wedding and the bride and the groom have gone back to open up the groom's family castle for the wedding. The castle has been closed for twenty years. The groom seems to have a history of delaying the wedding. A famous professor shows up with an old diary of a king who is purported to have hidden valuable jewels in underground passageways under the castle. Murder, mayhem and laughs abound. John Howard is good as Bulldog Drummond. Heather Angel is great as his fiancee. Elizabeth Patterson is hilarious as Aunt Blanche. The comedy is explosive in this screwball adventure! Well worth watching and the running time of under an hour goes quickly. I found this movie on a compilation DVD of several tv detectives including 'Dragnet' and a couple of 1930's movie detectives. It was a pleasant surprise. I'd rate this movie as an 8/10.


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