The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934)

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     British International Pictures (BIP) released The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934) on April 19, 1934.  Ralph Richardson takes his only turn as the English hero Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond.  Drummond recently married long-time love interest Phyllis Clavering.       Politics and the presence of old foe Carl Peterson intrude on Drummond’s wedded bliss.  When Peterson kidnaps Phyllis,

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The Bishop Murder Case (1930)

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          On January 3, 1930, MGM film company released the third Philo Vance film, The Bishop Murder Case (1930).  Basil Rathbone played Vance in his only film in the series.  Rathbone would later be famous for playing another fiction sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, in the 1940s.  The 38-year-old Rathbone gives a credible performance as the urbane detective Philo Vance.      The

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