Bulldog Drummond’s Peril (1938)

USA, 1938
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by James Hogan.

Plot Summary

Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond finds his wedding to Phyllis Clavering called off when he investigates the killer who has stolen a synthetic diamond.


* = uncredited

Directed by: James Hogan
Copyright MCMXXXVIII [1938] by Congress Films, Inc.
Congress Films, Inc. presents
Producer: Stuart Walker *
Screen Play by: Stuart Palmer
Based on “The Third Round” by: H.C. (Sapper) McNeile
Assistant Director: Richard Harlan *
Photographed by: Harry Fischbeck
Edited by: Edward Dmytryk
Musical Direction: Boris Morros
Sound Recording: Charles Hisserich and Richard Olson
Western Electric Mirrorphonic Recording
Art Direction by: Hans Dreier and Robert Odell
Interior Decorations: A.E. Freudeman

John Barrymore (Colonel Neilson)
John Howard (Captain Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond)
Louise Campbell (Phyllis Clavering)
Reginald Denny (Algy Longworth)
E.E. Clive (Tenny)
Porter Hall (Dr Botulian)
Elizabeth Patterson (Aunt Blanche)
Nydia Westman (Gwen Longworth)
Michael Brooke (Anthony Greer)
Halliwell Hobbes (Professor Bernard Goodman)
Matthew Boulton (Sir Raymond Blantyre)
Zeffie Tilbury (Mrs Weevens)
David Clyde (Constable McThane)
Clyde Cook (Constable Sacker)
Austin Fairman (Roberts)
Gregory Gaye [Raoul] *
Pat X. Kerry [1st expressman] *
Dave Thursby [2nd expressman] *
Torben Meyer [Hoffman] *

Alternative Titles

Bulldog Drummond vaarassa – Finland
Bulldog Drummond: Der k√ľnstliche Diamant – West Germany (television)
El diamante fatal – Venezuela
Il diamante fatale – Italy

Remake of
Bulldog Drummond’s Third Round (1925)

Sequel to
Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)
Bulldog Drummond’s Revenge (1937)

Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)
Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1939)
Bulldog Drummond’s Secret Police (1939)
Bulldog Drummond’s Bride (1939)
Bulldog Sees It Through (1940)



Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.50 – credits
Sound Films, 1927-1939: A United States Filmography Volume 1 by Alan G. Fetrow p.76 – credits, review