Bulldog Drummond

1929

F. Richard Jones
Director
United Artists
Studio

Bored demobbed British officer advertises for adventure and finds it in the form of a damsel worried about her wealthy uncle, who is suposedly being treated for a nervous breakdown. The reality is, of course, much more nefarious.

The third Bulldog Drummond film, and the first sound film for both the franchise and Ronald Colman. An enjoyable first entry, well cast (though Bennett in her first major role is a bit overwrought), and with excellent expressionist-style cinematography and set design, courtesy of George S. Barnes, Gregg Toland, and William Cameron Menzies. The script wisely plays up the humorous aspects of the source material. Most of the films did this, which is a good thing, as the Bulldog Drummond of the novels can best be summed up as an imperalist thug. A further twenty films would follow over the next four decades.

IMDb lists Bill Johnson in an uncredited role as "little boy," but there is no such role in the film.

-Dave W.

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Bulldog Drummond
2nd May 1929
Cinema



90 mins
1.20:1




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Ronald Colman
Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond
Claud Allister
Algy Longworth
(as Claude Allister)
Lawrence Grant
Dr. Lakington
Montagu Love
Carl Peterson
Wilson Benge
Danny
Joan Bennett
Phyllis Benton
Lilyan Tashman
Irma Peterson
Charles Sellon
John Travers
Adolph Milar
Marcovitch
Tetsu Komai
Chong
Gertrude Short
Green Bay Inn Barmaid
Donald Novis
Country Boy Singing at Green Bay Inn
Unknown 2610
Club Waiter
Tom Ricketts
Colonel in Club
(uncredited)
Unknown 2610
Green Bay Inn Patron
Unknown 2610
Green Bay Inn Patron
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Green Bay Inn Patron
Unknown 2610
Green Bay Inn Landlord
Unknown 2610
Henchman
Unknown 2610
Henchman
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Henchman
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Henchman
(Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian?)
Unknown 2610
Henchman Dressed as Police Inspector
Houses of Parliament
Themselves
(stock footage)


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