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Bulldog Drummond

Released May 2, 1929 1h 30m Mystery & Thriller List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 32% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Urbane sleuth Drummond (Ronald Colman) and his man, Algy, help a woman (Joan Bennett) who answers their ad in the London Times. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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Variety Staff Variety Entertaining picture of the highly charged thriller meller kind, mostly because of the likable performance of Ronald Colman in his first screamer. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Ralph Flint Christian Science Monitor Bulldog Drummond further signalizes Ronald Colman’s début in talking pictures, and he scores heavily in the new medium. Already a popular star of the silent cinema, he should find his following quadrupled, at least. Mar 9, 2024 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Entertaining but primitive early sleuth pic. Rated: B- Jan 12, 2016 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Starring Ronald Colman in an Oscar-nominated performance, the film was so pupular that it launched a whole series, with different actors in the lead. Rated: B Aug 21, 2012 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Early talkie with Ronald Colman in title role; spawned Drummond series. Rated: 2/5 Nov 3, 2008 Full Review Michael W. Phillips, Jr. Goatdog's Movies A technologically precocious film, but it helps that it's consistently both amusing and thrilling. Rated: 3.5/5 May 6, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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Louisa E What an enjoyable film! I enjoyed the plot, which kept me interested the whole way through. The pace was good; they could have tidied a few sections up for time, but overall very good. When I thought it was ending, it kept going, and that's not a bad thing. I was very impressed with Ronald Colman, and I think he was a fantastic actor and a bit of a heart-throb. I also liked the character of Algie; not realistic but overdone for comedic effect. I appreciated the mix of drama and comedy, which made it a delightful movie. There were a few "look at us - we have sound now" songs but no score. The songs didn't detract, so that was positive. The costumes and set design were great, and I was pleased with some great cinematography - a zoom-out, great lighting, and a good mix of close-ups. Colman deserved the nomination. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/08/23 Full Review Audience Member This went beyond a filmed version of a stage show, it had accolades for artistry and technical achievement. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review steve d It still works which is amazing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Exciting early talkie crime thriller. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member good start of this once popular serial Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review bill t I saw this years ago on VHS, and quite admired it's style and script for a 1929 movie. I just saw it again, and my thoughts on it still havent changed. Quite cracking, and Ronald Colman is great as the bored millionaire who puts an ad in the paper to see if he can drum up some excitement. What he gets is a caper where an old codger is held against his will. Drummond fights to get him out, much to the chagrin of a absolutely terrific Lilyan Tashman. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Urbane sleuth Drummond (Ronald Colman) and his man, Algy, help a woman (Joan Bennett) who answers their ad in the London Times.
Director
F. Richard Jones
Producer
Samuel Goldwyn, F. Richard Jones
Screenwriter
Sidney Howard
Distributor
United Artists
Production Co
Samuel Goldwyn Company
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 2, 1929, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 30, 2020
Runtime
1h 30m
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