Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Jan 22, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Paramount's "Bulldog Drummond" series got off to a start with 1937's Bulldog Drummond Escapes. Up-and-coming Ray Milland stars as soldier-of-fortune Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, who on this occasion comes to the aid of pretty heiress Phyllis Clavering (Heather Angel). The heroine is being held against her will by scheming "family friend" Merridew (Porter Hall), who hopes to get his mitts on her inheritance. With the help of his silly friend Algy (Reginald Denny) and Scotland Yard inspector Nielsen (Sir Guy Standing), Drummond manages to rescue Phyllis several times -- and, reciprocally, is rescued by her on one occasion.

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espionage, heir, hostage, inheritance, rescue, Scotland-Yard, spy