Release date1935 WriterGerard Fairlie (screenplay), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay), Jack Hulbert (idea and screenplay), Herman C. McNeile (screenplay), J.O.C. Orton (screenplay) GenresComedy, Thriller, Mystery, Crime Fiction, Detective fiction, Black-and-white, Crime Thriller CastJack Hulbert (Jack Pennington), Fay Wray (Ann Manders), Ralph Richardson (Morelle), Claude Hulbert (Algy Longworth), Gibb McLaughlin (Denny), Atholl Fleming (Bulldog Drummond) Similar moviesBulldog Drummond's Secret Police, Bulldog Drummond Comes Back, Deadlier Than the Male, Bulldog Drummond's Peril, Calling Bulldog Drummond, Arrest Bulldog Drummond
Bulldog Jack (released as Alias Bulldog Drummond in the USA) is a 1935 British film produced by Gaumont British, directed by Walter Forde, and starring Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson and Atholl Fleming.
The film was followed by many others following the story of Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond, however because of the various production companies involved the actor playing Bulldog was frequently changed.
It premiered at the Tivoli Theatre in London on 15 July 1935 and reached the US in September the same year, renamed Alias Bulldog Drummond.
Bulldog Jack includes action set in a fictional London Underground station of Bloomsbury.
Bulldog Drummond (Atholl Fleming) is injured when his car that has been sabotaged is involved in a crash. When Jack Pennington (Jack Hulbert) agrees to masquerade as a sleuth, he is enlisted to help Ann Manders (Fay Wray) find her jeweller grandfather who has been kidnapped by a gang of crooks who want him to copy a valuable necklace they want to steal. Their plan backfires in the British Museum and the film climaxes in a chase on a runaway train in the London Underground.
The reviewer for The Times wrote: "The progress of this picture is like many a left-hander's innings – slow and quite unconvincing at the start, but providing some highly entertaining fireworks before the finish."