Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938)

USA, 1938
black and white, 1.37:1
mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording), English

An American science fiction film directed by James Hogan.

Plot Summary

Bulldog Drummond investigates a devastating new war machine.


Directed by: James Hogan
Paramount Pictures
Written by: Stuart Palmer
Based on the Book The Final Count by: H.C. ‘Sapper’ McNeile
Director of Photography: Ted Tetzlaff
Editor: Stuart Gilmore
Musical Director: Boris Morros
Sound Recordists: Hugo Grenzbach, Richard Olson
Art Directors: Franz Bachelin, Hans Dreier
Interior Decorations: A.E. Freudeman

John Howard (Captain Hugh C. ‘Bulldog’ Drummond)
Heather Angel (Phyllis Clavering)
H.B. Warner (Colonel Nielsen)
Reginald Denny (Algy Longworth)
E.E. Clive (Tenny)
Jean Fenwick (Lady Beryl Ledyard)
Zeffie Tilbury (Aunt Meg)
George Zucco (Rolf Alferson)
Leonard Mudie (Richard Gannett)
Evan Thomas (Smith)
Clyde Cook (Constable Sacker)
David Clyde (Constable McThane)
George Regas (Soongh)
Neil Fitzgerald (Sir Malcolm McLeonard)
Claud Allister (Sir Basil Leghorne)

Alternative Titles

Arrester Bulldog Drummond – Danish title
Arrestera Bulldog Drummond! – Swedish title
Bulldog Drummond ja kuolemansäde – Finnish title
Bulldog Drummond: Das Geheimnis der Strahlenkanone – West German television title
Detened a Bulldog Drummond – Spanish title
Rende-te, Bulldog Drummond – Brazilian title
Scotland Yard erlässt Haftbefehl – Germany



  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.101
  • Encyclopedia of American Spy Films by Larry Langman & David Ebner p.21 – credits, note
  • The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 by Paul Mavis p.18
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.27 – credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.17 – credits
  • Sound Films, 1927-1939: A United States Filmography Volume 1 by Alan G. Fetrow p.25 – credits, review
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.134