Cinema: Dulldog HumDrummond

Deadlier than the Male. Bulldog Drummond has led a charmed life, alas. In the early '20s, when he first came to public attention in the novels of Sapper (H. C. McNeile), he was an overblown Blimp who hated "Bolshies" and took peculiar pleasure in flogging "Hebrews." In 1929, the cur was portrayed by Ronald Colman as a sort of homey Holmes — a friendly legal beagle who spent more time rolling his big sad eyes at the lady customers than he did hounding down the villain. In Deadlier than the Male, the adaptable Drummond shows up as the type of...

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