Bulldog Jack is a 1935 British film produced by Gaumont British, directed by Walter Forde, starring Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson and Atholl Fleming. The film was followed by many others following the story of Captain Hugh'Bulldog' Drummond, however because of the various production companies involved the actor playing Bulldog was changed, it premiered at the Tivoli Theatre in London on 15 July 1935 and reached the US in September the same year, renamed Alias Bulldog Drummond. Bulldog Jack includes action set in a fictional London Underground station of Bloomsbury. Bulldog Drummond is injured when his car, sabotaged is involved in a crash; when Jack Pennington agrees to masquerade as the sleuth, he is enlisted to help Ann Manders find her jeweller grandfather, kidnapped by a gang of crooks who want him to copy a valuable necklace they want to steal. Their plan backfires in the British Museum and the film climaxes in a chase on a runaway train in the London Underground. A fictional closed Tube station is featured as an important part of the staging of the film, being part of an intricate hideaway for the bad guys.
The Underground becomes a key element in the film when the trail "Bulldog" and his assistant are on leads them to the boarded-up street entrance of a closed "Bloomsbury" station. Part way there, a train appears down the tunnels and the men hastily climb onto the tube walls and lay flat, only to see the train disappear one car after another, switching to another Tube line. In a short but memorable scene, "Bulldog" turns a table upside-down and rides the long spiral staircase all the way to the bottom, passing two crooks on the way, sliding across the platform and tumbling onto the tracks; the film's smashing climax is on a runaway train in the Tube, throughout the scene the point of view is from the front of the train. In all, Bulldog Jack shows the basic appearance of the Underground in the 1930s and WWII, including the endless spiral staircases and other features that most Londoners would have been familiar with. Jack Hulbert as Jack Pennington Fay Wray as Ann Manders Ralph Richardson as Morelle Claude Hulbert as Algy Longworth Gibb McLaughlin as Denny Atholl Fleming as Bulldog Drummond Paul Graetz as Salvini Cyril Smith as Duke The reviewer for The Times wrote: "The progress of this picture is like many a left-hander's innings – slow and quite unconvincing at the start, but providing some entertaining fireworks before the finish."
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Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934 film)
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back is a 1934 American comedy-mystery-adventure film directed by Roy Del Ruth. The film stars Loretta Young, it was a loose sequel to the 1929 film Bulldog Drummond which had starred Colman. Bulldog Drummond's partner Algy is set to wed. Bulldog attends the wedding but on his return home in the deep foggy night he wanders into an old mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a telephone. To his shock he finds the corpse of an old man. Bodies keep disappearing as Drummond attempts to contact the authorities, including neighbour Captain Nielsen, but a woman is on the case, the daughter of the dead man. Ronald Colman as Capt. Hugh Drummond Loretta Young as Lola Field C. Aubrey Smith as Captain Reginald Neilsen a.k.a. Colonel Charles Butterworth as Algy a.k.a. Mousey Una Merkel as Gwen Warner Oland as Prince Achmed E. E. Clive as London Bobbie Mischa Auer as Hassan Douglas Gerrard as Parker, Drummond's Valet Ethel Griffies as Mrs. Field Halliwell Hobbes as Bobby Arthur Hohl as Dr. Sothern George Regas as Singh Billy Bevan as Man in Hotel Room Olaf Hytten as Hotel Clerk Vernon Steele as Wedding Guest List of American films of 1934 Bulldog Drummond Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back on IMDb Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back at AllMovie
Temple Tower (novel)
Temple Tower was the sixth Bulldog Drummond novel. It was published in 1929 and written by H. C. McNeile under the pen name Sapper, it was adapted into the film Temple Tower.
Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1947 film)
Bulldog Drummond at Bay is a 1947 American thriller film directed by Sidney Salkow and starring Ron Randell for the first time as the British sleuth and adventurer Bulldog Drummond. The cast includes Anita Louise, Patrick O'Moore and Terry Kilburn; the film is loosely based on the novel Bulldog Drummond at Bay by H. C. McNeile; when thieves rob his country estate, Bulldog Drummond uncovers a deadly jewel caper involving foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret British aircraft. Ron Randell as Bulldog Drummond Anita Louise as Doris Hamilton Patrick O'Moore as Algy Longworth Terry Kilburn as Seymour Holmes Herbert as Inspector McIvar Lester Matthews as Shannon Leonard Mudie as Meredith Dave Thursby as Tommy Oliver Thorndike as Richard Hamilton Aminta Dyne as Mrs Eskdale James Logan as Policeman In June 1946 it was announced Venture Pictures, a Columbia producing unit headed by Lou Appleton and Bernard Small, had done a deal with the estate of H. C. McNeile to make two Bulldog Drummond pictures.
Leonard Maltin called the film an "innocuous British'quota quickie'" Bulldog Drummond at Bay on IMDb
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge is a 1937 black-and-white detective film directed by Louis King, produced by Stuart Walker, written by Edward T. Lowe Jr. and Herman C. McNeile, featuring John Barrymore; the picture stars John Howard in his second appearance as Bulldog Drummond. Top-billed John Barrymore portrays his friend Colonel Nielsen; the film tells the story of Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, a British officer who, while on a drive with his friend Algy Longworth and valet Tenny, is the first to discover a mysterious suitcase, parachuted from an aircraft above, minutes before the plane crashes. The case is found to contain the explosive chemical hexanite, the plans for which have been stolen. Despite the urging of his fiancee Phyllis Claverling, Drummond is dragged into the mystery surrounding the whole affair, traveling by both train and ship to recover the formula. John Barrymore as Col. J. A. Nielson John Howard as Capt. Hugh Chesterton'Bulldog' Drummond Louise Campbell as Phyllis Clavering Reginald Denny as Algy Longworth E.
E. Clive as "Tenny" Tennison Frank Puglia as Draven Nogais Nydia Westman as Gwen Longworth Robert Gleckler as Hardcastle Lucien Littlefield as Mr. Smith John Sutton as Jennings, Nielson's Secretary Miki Morita as Sumio Kanda Benny Bartlett as Cabin Boy Matthew Boulton as Sir John Haxton Bulldog Drummond's Revenge on IMDb synopsis at AllMovie Bulldog Drummond's Revenge is available for free download at the Internet Archive
Challenge was the tenth and final Bulldog Drummond novel written by H. C. McNeile, it was published in 1935 under McNeile's pen name Sapper.
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police is a 1939 English Castle murder mystery film directed by James P. Hogan, based on the H. C. McNeile novel Temple Tower, it is one of many films featuring adventurer Bulldog Drummond. The story is set 28 miles outside London in Rockingham. An absent-minded Professor Downie makes a call upon Capt. Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond as he is making plans for his much-delayed wedding to fiancee Phyllis Claverling in his ancestral home Temple Tower; the professor informs Drummond that a fortune was buried in one of the walled off storerooms underneath his estate, that Downie was in possession of a book written in code that would lead them to discover the treasure. For the professor, someone else wanted the riches and Drummond once again is dragged into the plot as the code book is stolen, Professor Downie is murdered, Phyllis is kidnapped. Heather Angel as Phyllis Clavering John Howard as Captain Hugh C. "Bulldog" Drummond H. B. Warner as Colonel Nielson Reginald Denny as Algy Longworth E.
E. Clive as Tenny Elizabeth Patterson as Aunt Blanche Leo G. Carroll as Henry Seaton/Andrew Boulton Forrester Harvey as Professor Downie Clyde Cook as Constable Hawkins David Clyde as Constable Jenkins Neil Fitzgerald as Station Master Elspeth Dudgeon as Housekeeper Louise Campbell as Woman in Drummond's Dream The film uses flashbacks from previous Drummond films and dream sequences extensively, which has led some to criticize it as tiresome. Oddly, despite the phrase "secret police" in the title, there is nothing relating to any secret police in the plot except Col. Neilsen's quip when several of the characters are together; the production values are high as the sets are of high quality, but the script has not received much acclaim. Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police on IMDb Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police is available for free download at the Internet Archive