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.