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Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1947)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 4 September 1947 (USA)
A Scotland Yard Inspector, seeking a missing heiress, is murdered in his own home. "Bulldog" Drummond finds one of the two women claiming to be the real heiress hiding in a closet in the ... See full summary »


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Herman C. McNeile (novel) (as Sapper), Lawrence Taylor (adaptation) (as Lawrence Edmund Taylor) | 2 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Ron Randell ... Bulldog Drummond
Gloria Henry ... Ellen Curtiss
Patrick O'Moore ... Algy Longworth (as Pat O'Moore)
Anabel Shaw ... Ellen Curtiss #2
Terry Kilburn ... Seymour
Holmes Herbert ... Inspector McIver
Wilton Graff ... Cedric Mason
Matthew Boulton ... William Cosgrove
Barry Bernard Barry Bernard ... Vincent Cummings
Carl Harbord Carl Harbord ... Inspector Sanderson
Leslie Denison Leslie Denison ... Sgt. Schubeck
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Nanny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Anderson Lee Anderson ... Hat Check Girl
Frank Marlowe ... Williams
Eric Wilton Eric Wilton ... Bartender


A Scotland Yard Inspector, seeking a missing heiress, is murdered in his own home. "Bulldog" Drummond finds one of the two women claiming to be the real heiress hiding in a closet in the house. She tells Drummond she is innocent of the murder and is the real heiress. Is she or isn't she? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

4 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El jabali rojo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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first-rate Drummond mystery, w/ Ron Randell
14 July 2003 | by django-1See all my reviews

This little-known 1947 Columbia feature, one of two featuring Australian actor Ron Randell as Bulldog Drummond, is a very good mystery that should be seen by any fan of 40s detective films. Randell is perfect for the role of Captain Hugh Drummond, as he is both charming and tough. Columbia always made a solid series detective film (their Whistler and Boston Blackie series come to mind), and this one has a good plot that will have the viewer guessing until the end, fast pacing, solid supporting performances, and no slow or boring passages. The plot, involving two different women who both claim to be a missing heir, allows for a good deal of dramatic tension, and overall this is a wonderful discovery. It's a better film than either of the Drummond films made the year after with Tom Conway in the role of Drummond (Conway was fine, but the films were a bit creaky and slow-moving).

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