Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)

Genres - Action, Mystery, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller  |   Release Date - Jul 5, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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After making his first appearance as the title character in Paramount's "Bulldog Drummond" series, John Lodge was rushed to England to star in the quota quickie Bulldog Drummond at Bay. Though lacking the polish of Hollywood's Drummond pictures, this one is closer to the original concept of series creator H. C. Neile (aka "Sapper") than any other film. The plot is motivated by the nefarious activities of a gang of munitions smugglers, disguised as a pacifist organization. The leader of the gang is Gregoroff (Victor Jory), justifiably nicknamed "The Mystery Man of Europe." Gregoroff masterminds the kidnapping of the inventor of a revolutionary new robot airplane. Adopting strong-arm tactics that border on the fascistic, soldier-of-fortune Bulldog Drummond (Lodge) tackles the villains, while Scotland Yard remains in the background, presumably twiddling its collective thumbs.

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airborne, escapades, espionage, gangster, police, Britain, plans, search, top-secret