UK film poster
|Directed by||Walter Forde|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Written by||Gerard Fairlie
J. O. C. Orton
H. C. McNeile (novel)
|Music by||Hubert Bath
|Edited by||Otto Ludwig|
Bulldog Jack (released as Alias Bulldog Drummond in the USA) is a 1935 British film produced by Gaumont British, directed by Walter Forde, and starring Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson and Atholl Fleming.
The film was followed by many others following the story of Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond, however because of the various production companies involved the actor playing Bulldog was frequently changed.
Bulldog Jack includes action set in a fictional London Underground station of Bloomsbury.
Bulldog Drummond (Atholl Fleming) is injured when his car that has been sabotaged is involved in a crash. When Jack Pennington (Jack Hulbert) agrees to masquerade as a sleuth, he is enlisted to help Ann Manders (Fay Wray) find her jeweller grandfather who has been kidnapped by a gang of crooks who want him to copy a valuable necklace they want to steal. Their plan backfires in the British Museum and the film climaxes in a chase on a runaway train in the London Underground.
The reviewer for The Times wrote: "The progress of this picture is like many a left-hander's innings – slow and quite unconvincing at the start, but providing some highly entertaining fireworks before the finish."
- Jack Hulbert - Jack Pennington
- Fay Wray - Ann Manders
- Ralph Richardson - Morelle
- Claude Hulbert - Algy Longworth
- Gibb McLaughlin - Denny
- Atholl Fleming - Bulldog Drummond
- Paul Graetz - Salvini
- The Times, 15 July 1935, page 12: New films in London Linked 2017-01-07
- Sennwald, Andre (10 September 1935). "Bulldog Jack (1935) The Screen; 'Alias Bulldog Drummond,' a Comic Melodrama From England, Opens at the Globe Theatre.". The New York Times.
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