- Based On A Play By H.C. (Sapper) Mcneile And Gerard Fairlie
- Based On The Writings Of Herman C. Mcneile
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: February 18, 2003
- Originally Released: 1937
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Ray Milland stars as adventurer and soldier-of-fortune Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond who rescues lovely damsel-in-distress Phyllis Clavering (Heather Angel). A scheming acquaintance is intent on stealing her sizable inheritance and holds her captive in a stately country manor. Phyllis' brother is murdered and killers stalk Bulldog and his hapless friend Algy Longworth (Reginald Denny). Scotland Yard arrives to unravel the mystery, but not before Capt. Drummond faces the challenge of his life. Bulldog Drummond Escapes is the only entry in the successful Paramount series starring the legendary and dashing Milland (The Lost Weekend) as Drummond. Based on writer/creator H.C. McNeile's play, this first in the eight part series is arguably the finest with believably menacing villains and plenty of action.
In his only appearance as Drummond, Milland falls in love with an heiress he's supposed to be protecting from spies.
Suave detective Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond defies his superiors orders and starts investigating the case of a mysterious woman who feigned being hit by his car. When she disappears, he discovers in the back seat of his automobile. It contains proof that her nefarious guardian kept her captive -- and had already murdered her brother. When Drummond starts digging for information, he unearths some startling facts.
- Copyright Paramount Pictures, Inc. January 21, 1937.
- Sound by Western Electric Noiseless Recordings.
- First in Paramount Pictures' Bulldog Drummond series, this film was the only one to star Ray Milland. All later productions starred John Howard in the role of the dashing sleuth.