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Bulldog Drummond (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2 May 1929 (USA)
A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, whose uncle is being held hostage by embezzlers.

Director:

F. Richard Jones

Writers:

Herman C. McNeile (based on the international stage success by) (as 'Sapper'), Sidney Howard (adapted for the talking screen by)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Colman ... Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond
Claud Allister ... Algy Longworth (as Claude Allister)
Lawrence Grant ... Dr. Lakington
Montagu Love ... Carl Peterson
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Danny
Joan Bennett ... Phyllis Benton
Lilyan Tashman ... Irma Peterson
Charles Sellon ... John Travers
Adolph Milar Adolph Milar ... Marcovitch
Tetsu Komai Tetsu Komai ... Chong
Gertrude Short ... Barmaid
Donald Novis Donald Novis ... Country Boy
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Storyline

Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond is a British WWI veteran who longs for some excitement after he returns to the humdrum existence of civilian life. He gets what he's looking for when a girl requests his help in freeing her uncle from a nursing home. She believes the home is just a front and that her uncle is really being held captive while the culprits try to extort his fortune from him. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Taglines:

Colman's voice is the "find" of this all-talking year, rich, amorous, romantic. (Newspaper ad). See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amante de Emoções See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$550,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Goldwyn paid $100,000 for the screen rights. See more »

Goofs

The players in the opening credits are set out in the form of a theatre programme. However, notwithstanding the film takes place in England, the spelling on the programme is the American 'program'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[in the silence of the club room, the waiter drops a spoon. Slowly the elderly Colonel stands up, and then... ]
Colonel: Pah! The eternal din in this club is an outrage! I ask you, wot?
Algy Longworth: You're perfectly right, Colonel. We ought to complain. Do you know that's the third spoon I've heard drop this month?
Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond: Spoons, my hat. I wish that somebody would throw a bomb and wake the place up.
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Alternate Versions

When first released in France, the film was presented in a talkie version in English with French subtitles and in a silent version. See more »

Connections

Followed by Alias Bulldog Drummond (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Says To Myself Says I) There's The One For Me
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Akst and Jack Yellen
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A dated but delightful Ronald Colman flick
24 December 2002 | by fembeowulfSee all my reviews

Imagine growing up with Ronald Colman on the silent screen: a man with striking good looks & natural ease before the camera. And then to hear, for the first time, that enchanting voice! I love Ronald Colman, like almost all today I did not discover him until later in life. I am a big fan, but I do not love all his movies. I do love Bulldog Drummond. Yes it is dated. The film & particularly the sound shows its age. But Colman is wonderful, romping through scenes with gay abandon. The doctor is still playing in a silent film, complete with overdone dramatic gestures & expressions. One wishes Joan Bennett would warm up. She is a delicate, beautiful pixie. Even Colman's proximity fails to thaw her. But who cares? Colman rarely lingers in any scene, his energy & grace vibrating on the screen. See the first Colman talkie. Smile when the actors cluster around an object (hidden microphone here!). And just enjoy Ronald Colman.


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