“Bulldog Drummond Escapes” is a 1937 American mystery thriller film directed by James P. Hogan and starring Ray Milland as the titular character. The film is based on the popular British detective novel series by H.C. McNeile, featuring the character of Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond, a retired British army officer turned private detective.
In the film, Drummond is hired by a young woman named Phyllis Clavering to investigate the disappearance of her father, a wealthy businessman who has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. Drummond quickly discovers that the kidnapping is part of a larger conspiracy involving corrupt police officers and a crooked lawyer.
As Drummond delves deeper into the case, he is targeted by the criminal gang and must use his wit and physical prowess to stay alive and bring the criminals to justice. Along the way, he enlists the help of his loyal sidekick Algy Longworth (played by Reginald Denny) and a resourceful newspaper reporter named Captain Nielson (played by Porter Hall).
The film features several exciting action sequences, including a thrilling car chase and a tense showdown on a moving train. Ray Milland delivers a charismatic performance as Bulldog Drummond, combining humor and bravery in equal measure. The film was a critical and commercial success, spawning several sequels and cementing Bulldog Drummond as a popular fictional detective in both literature and film.
James P. Hogan
Edward T. Lowe Jr., Herman C. McNeile, Gerard Fairlie
Ray Milland, Guy Standing, Heather Angel