WriterH.C. McNeile, Frank Gruber Release date15 May 1947 GenresMystery, Adventure Film, Crime Fiction Written byH. C. McNeile, Frank Gruber Similar moviesRelated Sidney Salkow movies
Bulldog Drummond at Bay is a 1947 American thriller film directed by Sidney Salkow and starring Ron Randell for the first time as the British sleuth and adventurer Bulldog Drummond. The cast also includes Anita Louise, Patrick O'Moore and Terry Kilburn.
The film is loosely based on the novel Bulldog Drummond at Bay by H. C. McNeile.
When thieves rob his country estate, Bulldog Drummond uncovers a deadly jewel caper involving foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret British aircraft.
Ron Randell as Bulldog Drummond
Anita Louise as Doris Hamilton
Patrick O'Moore as Algy Longworth
Terry Kilburn as Seymour
Holmes Herbert as Inspector McIvar
Lester Matthews as Shannon
Leonard Mudie as Meredith
Dave Thursby as Tommy
Oliver Thorndike as Richard Hamilton
Aminta Dyne as Mrs Eskdale
James Logan as Policeman
In June 1946 it was announced Venture Pictures, a Columbia producing unit headed by Lou Appleton and Bernard Small, had done a deal with the estate of H.C. McNeile to make two Bulldog Drummond pictures (the last one had been Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939)).
Leonard Maltin called the film an "innocuous British 'quota quickie'"