Thursday, October 14, 2010
Review Thursday: Bulldog Drummond Escapes
Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1939)
Ray Milland As Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond
Heather Angel As Phyllis Clavering
Reginald Denny As Algy Longworth
E.E. Clive As 'Tenny' Tennison
Directed by James P. Hogan
Runs 67 mins, Black and White
Set right after the First World War, this film introduces Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond, a tough, aristocratic hero with a stiff upper lip and a penchant for getting into and solcing murder mysteries.
In this one Bulldog meets a girl in the dark of night, and discovers she is being held by a mysterious guardian who's up to no good. Of course Bulldog has to leap into action!
What I love about this is the blend of action and the excellent humour, especially Tenny, the butler. Also, Bulldog's girlfriend Phyllis is tough and not afraid to bash the bad guys over the head when needed. Really, this is great fun and well worth seeing.
This film is in the public domain and can be downloaded from the Internet Archive here.