BULLDOG DRUMMOND AT BAY (1937)
Article #496 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 7-24-2002
Posting Date: 12-17-2002
Bulldog Drummond tries to find the kidnappers of the designer of a secret airplane.
This is the first movie I’ve seen from the Bulldog Drummond series; he’s played by John Lodge here, though the role would pass through several other actors. It’s an okay B-thriller, but nothing special; since these Musings articles get posted sometime after I’ve seen the movies, I most likely have forgotten the details of the plot by now. Victor Jory does a nice turn as the villain, and I really liked Claude Allister as the comic relief Algy Longworth. The fantastic elements are minimal in this action thriller, and only come to play in the last few minutes of the movie, so I won’t go into any details; in terms of fantastic cinema, it’s marginal but entertaining.