Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police

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Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by James P. Hogan
Produced by Stuart Walker
Written by H. C. McNeile (novel)
Garnett Weston
Based on Temple Tower 
by H. C. McNeile
Starring John Howard
Leo G. Carroll
Heather Angel
E. E. Clive
Reginald Denny
Forrester Harvey
Cinematography Merritt B. Gerstad
Edited by Arthur P. Schmidt
Production
  company
Congress Films
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s)
  • 1939 (1939)
Running time 56 min.
Country US
Language English

Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police is a 1939 American country house murder mystery film directed by James P. Hogan, based on the H. C. McNeile novel Temple Tower.

Plot[edit]

An absent minded Professor Downie makes a call upon Drummond as he is making plans for his much-delayed wedding to fiancee Phyllis Claverling. The professor informs Drummond that a fortune was buried in one of the walled off storerooms underneath his estate, and that Downie was in possession of a book written in code that would lead them to discover the treasure. Unfortunately for the professor, someone else also wanted the riches and Drummond once again is dragged into the plot as the code book is stolen, Professor Downie is murdered, and Phyllis is kidnapped.

Cast[edit]

Notes[edit]

The film uses flashbacks from previous Drummond films and dream sequences extensively, which has led some to criticize it as tiresome. Oddly, despite the phrase 'secret police' in the title, there is nothing relating to any secret police in the plot except Col. Neilsen's quip when several of the characters are together. The production values are high as the sets are of high quality, but the script has not received much acclaim.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BFI: Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police". Retrieved 1 July 2013. 

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