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Matt B. from GETZVILLE, NY Reviewed on 2/23/2011...
A youngish (he was 32) Ray Milland plays action hero Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond. On his return to England in his trademark plane, he encounters a strange household in which a damsel is held against her will by three villains. Playing the damsel, Heather Angel is very easy to look at as well as enthusiastic and charming. She joins the fray when Drummond is duking it out with a bad guy. Like to see such pluck. Porter Hall plays the Bearded Scoundrel as a charming but devious rogue. Reginald Denny is Drummond’s trusty but dim-witted buddy Algy Longworth, the stock thick English lord. Very entertaining with ready quips is E.E. Clive as Drummond's valet Tenny. Pleasant and light, with no sense that violence will get scary. The B-movie look is enhanced with fog, dim settings in an eerie house, all action at night, and just any old props from the storeroom.
Bulldog Drummond Escapes
David C. Stuart | Canada | 04/12/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"While the film may have been a good entry into the B movie world, the transfer by Alpha Video was not.
A large part of the credits are off the screen. The transfer is dark, blurry at times, and generally not very enjoyable.
Fortunately, I have the Image Entertainment version as well and recommend it over the Alpha Video attempt."
Dashing good fun
Kevin Brianton | Melbourne, Victoria Australia | 05/11/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, they are both B grade films with low production values, but both show the real strength of Hollywood, when even their second string efforts have something. I doubt if Hollywood could put out a film with such effortless ease now. Ray Milland plays a somewhat daffy Bulldog Drummond, while John Howard is lot sterner. Both films rattle along with dastardly and bearded villans. I liked them both."
Four Great Actors In One Package
Peter Kenney | Birmingham, Alabama, USA | 04/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"BULLDOG DRUMMOND ESCAPES was one of four movies made in this series in 1937. It starred Ray Milland as Drummond and Reginald Denny as his pal Algy Longworth. The plot centered on an attempt to rescue a captive female (Heather Angel) from a band of international criminals. The film received some good reviews at the time for a "B" production.BULLDOG DRUMMOND COMES BACK was also issued in 1937. John Howard had the role of Drummond and John Barrymore appeared as Colonel Neilson. Much of the focus was on Barrymore who wore many disguises while he was helping Drummond."
Ray Milland Plays Drummond
Bobby Underwood | Manly NSW, Australia | 04/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bulldog Drummond films date all the way back to the silent era. While the two films with Ronald Colman are considered to be the best by many critics, the most fun and entertaining films are surely the "B" films with John Howard in the role of Hugh Drummond. But others had their turn at the famous adventurer, including a young Ray Milland.
Ray Milland has fun as Bulldog in this lighthearted entry. Pal Algy is an expecting father as Bulldog arrives by plane with a bit of derring-do, landing in a dangerous fog. Guy Standing is the Clolonel this time, and he's not pleased to see Hugh, knowing his arrival is sure to bring adventure.
It isn't long before his fears are realized, when our hero Bulldog finds a damsel in distress in the road. There's a murdered man nearby and the girl disappears! Hugh suspects she's being held against her will in Greystone Manor, but can't convince the Colonel. Pretty Heather Angel is enough to make any man take a risk or two, and Bulldog's nose for adventure and damsels leads him right into trouble.
Milland makes a fun and dashing Drummond in this entry in the series. This one is important because it shows how Bulldog and Phyllis first met. The very fun tone makes for fine entertainment for "B" fans. Bulldog plays a clever trick to tear Algy away from the delivery and an even neater trick involving a dummy to find the evidence he needs to save Phyllis from the ruffians. So grab the kids and some popcorn and have a good time watching this one."
A dated, amusing adventure, with a bad DVD transfer
C. O. DeRiemer | San Antonio, Texas, USA | 11/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a good-looking young woman in distress, you can count on Hugh Drummond -- "Bulldog" Drummond -- to come to your aid. This sophisticated man-about-town, part adventurer, part clothes horse, stepped into seven Paramount movies during the Thirties. This was the first. He was played by Ray Milland, who chose not to do any of the others. Although the movie isn't bad, in a rickety romantic mystery-comedy sort of way, Milland probably made a wise career choice. He was followed in the role by John Howard, and not too many people remember Howard nowadays.
On a wet, foggy English night, Drummond is driving his open roadster down a narrow road when he almost hits a young woman who is frantically trying to wave him down (Heather Angel). He veers to miss her, stops, but then hears a shot. He tells the woman to wait and goes to investigate. There, lying on the marsh, is a dead man...slowly sinking under the boggy surface. He returns to the car and finds it missing. What to do? Fortunately, his man, "Tenny" Tennison (E. E. Clive), spotted the car mysteriously abandoned by the woman, and drives up in it looking for Drummond. "Did you find the handkerchief?" Hugh asks Tenny. "Handkerchief?" "Yes, Tenny," Hugh says, "a delicate, perfumed handkerchief belonging to a young lady. Do you understand?" "I'm afraid I don't, sir," Tenny replies. "Young ladies who borrow cars on lonely roads," Hugh explains, "always leave perfumed handkerchiefs...usually with their initials." And, by George, there tucked away in the passenger seat where it wouldn't be easily spotted is a delicate handkerchief with the embroidered initials PC. Hugh quickly learns the initials stand for Phyllis Claverling. From there, we are off on an adventure that involves an isolated mansion called Greystone, an untrustworthy-looking Professor Norman Meridew (Porter Hall) with a weak chin and suspicious eyes who lives there with two others and an unsmiling butler...and Phyllis Claverling.
Hugh investigates. He returns the handkerchief to Professor Meridew, who explains the situation as they stand in front of the great, carved doorway to Greystone. She's a very troubled young woman, he tells Hugh. "She believes I killed her brother. She also believes I am plotting to steal her inheritance." "And are you," Hugh asks with a smile. The professor pauses, then laughs.
There's quite a bit of night-time prowling, searching of rooms, sliding of hidden doors and vases smashing onto heads packed into the movie's 67 minutes. Milland does a fine job as the humorous, action-oriented Bulldog Drummond, but the most amusing is E. E. Clive as Tenny. He's a thin, older man with an upper-class accent which would impress Lady Bracknell. Tenny is resourceful, unflappable and looks at the world down his nose.
This is a slight movie, one of hundreds of programmers which were churned out in the Thirties. It's dated. It's predictable. It's not bad at all. The Alpha Video DVD transfer, however, is barely watchable...fuzzy, spotted, faded. The audio is a bit better. If you like older movies and want something to watch while folding the laundry, if you can put up with a bad transfer and only if the price is right, you might enjoy Hugh Drummond as he rescues Miss Claverling."