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.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Those Phyllis kharakhters khan be pretty tough!


~CovertOperations78~ said...

Sounds like a non-flying version of Biggles! Awesome macho stuff!