Arrest Bulldog Drummond


57m 1938

Film Details

Also Known As
Scotland Yard vs Bulldog Drummond
Genre
Adventure
Mystery
Adaptation
Release Date
Nov 25, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Final Count by H. C. "Sapper" McNeile (London, 1926).

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,171ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Upon receiving a mysterious message from his old friend, Richard Gannett, English detective Hugh Drummond, stops by Gannett's flat while on his way to his bachelor dinner, and finds his friend mortally wounded. Once the police and Hugh leave, the murderer, Rolf Alferson, returns to dismantle Gannett's invention, a ray that will detonate explosives from half a mile away. Soon after, Hugh, accompanied by his friend, Algy Longworth, returns to the scene of the crime and, upon finding another corpse, decides to investigate for himself. When Hugh receives a warning that unless he gives up his investigation, someone close to him will be harmed, he sends his fiancée Phyllis Clavering and her aunt Meg on what was to be their honeymoon cruise. Next, Hugh, his butler, Tenny, and Algy trace the machine to the apartment of Gannett's neighbor, Lady Beryl Ledyard, just in time to see Beryl and Alferson leaving with the ray. Too late, Hugh learns that Beryl and Alferson have sailed on the same cruise as Phyllis, and after being empowered to investigate the crime by Colonel Nielson of Scotland Yard, Hugh, Tenny and Algy fly to meet the ship on St. Anthony's Island. Once ashore, Hugh meets Phyllis and sends Tenny and Algy to pose as tourists to see if they can locate Alferson's hideout. Upon discovering their true identity, Alferson captures them and uses Algy's ring to set a trap for Hugh. However, Phyllis intercepts the ring and goes in Hugh's place, but Algy and Tenny escape in time to warn Hugh, who captures Alferson and Beryl and saves Phyllis.

Film Details

Also Known As
Scotland Yard vs Bulldog Drummond
Genre
Adventure
Mystery
Adaptation
Release Date
Nov 25, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Final Count by H. C. "Sapper" McNeile (London, 1926).

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,171ft (6 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

The working title of this film was Scotland Yard vs Bulldog Drummond. An unidentified contemporary source contained in the AMPAS files credits Harry Fischbeck with photography, but his contribution to the final film has not been confirmed. For additional information on other films featuring the character Bulldog Drummond, consult the Series Index and see entries for Bulldog Drummond Escapes and Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back.