History Literature / BulldogDrummond

3rd Dec '17 11:58:38 PM PaulA
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The novel had over a dozen sequels and inspired around two dozen films. (The 1929 film ''Film/BulldogDrummond'' was the talkie debut of actor Creator/RonaldColman.) The film series had its last gasp in the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; by then, it was transparently attempting to attract the audience of the [[Film/JamesBond Bond movies]]. Interestingly enough, Creator/IanFleming once stated in interview that Bulldog Drummond was exactly the sort of character that he was trying to avoid when he was writing Literature/CasinoRoyale, wanting to create a man in James Bond that was far more realistic in both his abilities and that of the diminishing power of his beloved Empire.

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The novel had over a dozen sequels and inspired around two dozen films. (The 1929 film ''Film/BulldogDrummond'' was the talkie debut of actor Creator/RonaldColman.) The film series had its last gasp in the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; by then, it was transparently attempting to attract the audience of the [[Film/JamesBond Bond movies]]. Interestingly enough, Creator/IanFleming once stated in an interview that Bulldog Drummond was exactly the sort of character that he was trying to avoid when he was writing Literature/CasinoRoyale, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', wanting to create a man in James Bond that was far more realistic in both his abilities and that of the diminishing power of his beloved Empire.
3rd Dec '17 4:58:32 AM thatsnumberwang
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The novel had over a dozen sequels and inspired around two dozen films. (The 1929 film ''Film/BulldogDrummond'' was the talkie debut of actor Creator/RonaldColman.) The film series had its last gasp in the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; by then, it was transparently attempting to attract the audience of the [[Film/JamesBond Bond movies]].

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The novel had over a dozen sequels and inspired around two dozen films. (The 1929 film ''Film/BulldogDrummond'' was the talkie debut of actor Creator/RonaldColman.) The film series had its last gasp in the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; by then, it was transparently attempting to attract the audience of the [[Film/JamesBond Bond movies]].
movies]]. Interestingly enough, Creator/IanFleming once stated in interview that Bulldog Drummond was exactly the sort of character that he was trying to avoid when he was writing Literature/CasinoRoyale, wanting to create a man in James Bond that was far more realistic in both his abilities and that of the diminishing power of his beloved Empire.
3rd Feb '16 6:42:56 PM jamespolk
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The novel had over a dozen sequels and inspired around two dozen films. The film series had its last gasp in the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; by then, it was transparently attempting to attract the audience of the [[Film/JamesBond Bond movies]].

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The novel had over a dozen sequels and inspired around two dozen films. (The 1929 film ''Film/BulldogDrummond'' was the talkie debut of actor Creator/RonaldColman.) The film series had its last gasp in the [[TheSixties 1960s]]; by then, it was transparently attempting to attract the audience of the [[Film/JamesBond Bond movies]].


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23rd Oct '15 4:15:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ForgedMessage: At one point, the villains get hold of Drummond by forging a message from the love interest. One of his sidekicks shows enough GenreSavvy to be suspicious, but Drummond insists, incorrectly, that he knows his girl's handwriting too well to be fooled by a forgery.

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* ForgedMessage: At one point, the villains get hold of Drummond by forging a message from the love interest. One of his sidekicks shows enough GenreSavvy intelligence to be suspicious, but Drummond insists, incorrectly, that he knows his girl's handwriting too well to be fooled by a forgery.
30th Sep '15 7:46:15 PM PaulA
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* GentlemanAdventurer: Drummond is a gentleman of independent means who gets into adventures for the excitement rather than for any personal gain.
29th Apr '15 1:14:41 AM PaulA
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''Bulldog Drummond'' provides examples of:

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''Bulldog !!''Bulldog Drummond'' provides examples of:



* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: Drummond thinks this regarding Irma Peterson compared to carl, and the Kipling quote gives the title to ''The Female of the Species''.

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* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: Drummond thinks this regarding Irma Peterson compared to carl, Carl, and the Kipling quote gives the title to ''The Female of the Species''.



* NotMyDriver: At one point, Drummond takes the place of Lakington's chauffeur/getaway driver, not to abduct Lakington but so that he can get into the villains' lair.
* PoisonedWeapons: At one point, Drummond is attacked by "some sort of native" with a blowpipe and poisoned darts.

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* NotMyDriver: At one point, Near the climax of ''Bulldog Drummond'', Drummond takes the place of Lakington's chauffeur/getaway driver, not to abduct Lakington but so that he can get into the villains' lair.
* PoisonedWeapons: At one point, In Paris investigating Peterson's plot, Drummond is attacked by "some sort of native" with a blowpipe and poisoned darts.
3rd Jul '14 2:05:27 AM PaulA
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* ForgedMessage: At one point, the villains get hold of Drummond by forging a message from the love interest. One of his sidekicks shows enough GenreSavvy to be suspicious, but Drummond insists, incorrectly, that he knows his girl's handwriting too well to be fooled by a forgery.
15th May '14 7:34:33 PM PaulA
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* ''The Female of the Species'' (1928).
* ''Temple Tower'' (1929).
* ''The Return of Bulldog Drummond'' (1932).

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* ''The Female of the Species'' (1928).
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* ''Temple Tower'' (1929).
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* ''The Return of Bulldog Drummond'' (1932).(1932)



* ''The Challenge'' (1937). Swan song for the original author, who died in 1937.

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* ''The Challenge'' (1937). (1937) -- Swan song for the original author, who died in 1937.



* OutlivedItsCreator: The novel series outlasted [=McNeile=] by over a decade.
15th May '14 7:28:05 PM PaulA
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* MoreDeadlyThanThemale: Drummond thinks this regarding Irma Peterson compared to carl, and the Kipling quote gives the title to ''The Female of the Species''.

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* MoreDeadlyThanThemale: MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: Drummond thinks this regarding Irma Peterson compared to carl, and the Kipling quote gives the title to ''The Female of the Species''.
14th May '14 6:34:24 PM foxley
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: At the end of The Final Count, [[spoiler: Bulldog and the FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator of the book find Irma there accusing Drummond of killing her 'lover' Peterson, and guesses the correct time, rather than the fabricated one.]] She explains it as having a 'psychic link' with Peterson, and the FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator wonders if whether [[spoiler: in his final moments, Peterson did speak to Irma, or if it was just someone telling her about it. It's left ambiguous.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: At the end of The ''The Final Count, Count'', [[spoiler: Bulldog and the FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator of the book find Irma there accusing Drummond of killing her 'lover' Peterson, and guesses the correct time, rather than the fabricated one.]] She explains it as having a 'psychic link' with Peterson, and the FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator wonders if whether [[spoiler: in his final moments, Peterson did speak to Irma, or if it was just someone telling her about it. It's left ambiguous.]]]]
* MoreDeadlyThanThemale: Drummond thinks this regarding Irma Peterson compared to carl, and the Kipling quote gives the title to ''The Female of the Species''.
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