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The lead cast of this movie (and its source 'Bullshot Crummond' play) was played by a comedy troupe known as the Low Moans, an Anglo-American fringe theatre group. The gang included Ronald E. House, Diz White and Alan Shearman.
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Director Dick Clement once said that the stunts in this adventure-comedy ". . . have been worthy of Harold Lloyd.
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After seeing this movie's 'Bullshot Crummond' source play, apparently Mel Brooks once said that it would be impossible to film.
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Ronald E. House was the only American actor appearing in the lead cast of this movie.
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The movie was filmed on location in various parts of England including the Bluebell Railway, Ely Place, Hambleden, Henley, London, Richmond, Sussex and White Waltham Airfield.
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The biplane seen in the film was a replica of an original 1930s de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth.
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Though neither based on a comic strip nor comic book, one of the movie's main posters was designed completely (bar the credits) as a comic strip.
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One of the movie's taglines read: "Before there was Bond there was BULLSHOT!". This movie's lead character Bullshot Crummond is a spoof of the classic British adventure character Bulldog Drummond whom has long being considered as an historical fictional precursor to James Bond.
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The original theatre cast of the Bullshot Crummond play starred Ronald E. House, Diz White, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Shearman, and Derek Cunningham. Only Neville-Andrews and Cunningham didn't appear in this movie version.
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When this 'Bulldog Drummond' parody movie was made and released, the last time the 'Bulldog Drummond' character had appeared in a movie was in Some Girls Do (1969), a gap of about fourteen years.
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The 'Play Database' describes this movie's source 'Bullshot Crummond' play as a "parody of low-budget 30s detective movies" whilst 'TV Trope' says that it is a parody of "1930s British heroes like 'Bulldog Drummond' and 'Biggles'". Of the latter, a new version, Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986), would be made and released about three years after this movie.
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The source 'Bullshot Crummond' play was written in 1974 and first performed in that year. It was based on an idea by Ronald E. House and Diz White.
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Comedy troupe the Low Moans first conceived the idea of the 'Bullshot Crummond' character and a play around 1973, about a decade before this movie was made and released.
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One of the film's poster forms the letter "O" in the movie's title Bullshot Crummond (1983) as a bullseye. Bullseye! (1990), another English comedy made a few years later, instead placed inside a bullseye on the poster its title and a photo of its stars - it didn't have a letter 'O' in its title.
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The lead character of Captain Hugh 'Bullshot' Crummond is a spoof of Herman C. McNeile' (Sapper)'s Captain Hugh Chesterton 'Bulldog' Drummond. The second name Chesterton wasn't parodied in the spoof name.
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The film's original title and the title used for its theatrical release Bullshot Crummond (1983) was a shortened version of its source play's title, 'Bullshot Crummond'. The movie has since been retitled 'Bullshot Crummond'. Of all the Bulldog Drummond movies, this film is specifically a parody of the third Bulldog Drummond film, Bulldog Drummond (1929), on which it is also loosely based.
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The source 'Bullshot Crummond' play was performed in London and America, playing in the latter in San Francisco and Los Angeles for four years.
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First filmed production as writers for Ronald E. House, Diz White and Alan Shearman.
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Penultimate filmed production directed by Dick Clement.
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This movie was produced by George Harrison of The Beatles fame.
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