Bulldog Drummond’s Revenge (1937)
Article 5753 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Louis King
Featuring John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell
What it is: Bulldog Drummond movie
Hugh Drummond gets caught up in an attempt to steal a new (but highly unstable) explosive. Will this impact his upcoming wedding?
I’ll admit that the Bulldog Drummond series from the thirties is one of my favorite B-movie franchises. It’s not so much for the plots (which were so-so), but to enjoy the relationships and witty banter of the four main characters (Drummond, his servant Tenny, his friend Algy Longworth, and Colonel Neilson from Scotland Yard). I’ve covered most of them, but for some reason this one escaped me, which is surprising because it does have some clear fantastic content, which is the explosive which is demonstrated early on and then consigned to Gizmo Maguffin-hood. This one has a bit of horror tossed into the mix, as a severed arm also plays into the proceedings. Nothing major here, but it’s enjoyable enough for its hour running time.