“Bulldog Drummond’s Bride” is a 1939 film directed by James P. Hogan and starring John Howard, Heather Angel, and H.B. Warner. It is based on the character Bulldog Drummond, created by H.C. McNeile.
The film follows the adventures of Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond (John Howard) as he prepares to marry his fiancée, Phyllis Clavering (Heather Angel). However, their plans are interrupted when Phyllis’ father, Colonel Clavering (H.B. Warner), is kidnapped by a group of international criminals who want to use his scientific knowledge to build a powerful weapon.
Drummond and his friend Algy (Reginald Denny) set out to rescue Colonel Clavering, but they soon discover that the plot is more complicated than they first thought. They are aided in their quest by Phyllis, as well as a group of eccentric characters, including a former safecracker named “The Mouse” (E.E. Clive) and a bumbling police inspector named Tredwell (Franklin Pangborn).
As they delve deeper into the criminal underworld, Drummond and his team face a series of obstacles, including a dangerous femme fatale named Mrs. Mercer (Zeffie Tilbury) and a sinister mastermind known only as “The Black Widow”. In the end, they must race against time to prevent the villains from using their weapon to launch a devastating attack on London.
“Bulldog Drummond’s Bride” is a fast-paced adventure film with a mix of humor, suspense, and action. It is notable for its stylish art deco sets and its memorable performances by the ensemble cast.
James P. Hogan
Stuart Palmer, Garnett Weston, Herman C. McNeile
John Howard, Heather Angel, H.B. Warner