Bulldog Sees It Through

Last updated

Bulldog Sees It Through
"Bulldog Sees It Through" (1940).jpg
Spanish poster
Directed by Harold Huth
Produced by Walter C. Mycroft
Written by Leslie Arliss
Patrick Kirwan
Doreen Montgomery
Based onnovel Scissors Cut Paper by Gerard Fairlie [1]
Starring Jack Buchanan
Greta Gynt
Sebastian Shaw
David Hutcheson
Music byMarr Mackie
Cinematography Claude Friese-Greene
Edited by Flora Newton
Production
company
Distributed by Pathé Pictures International (UK)
Release date
  • 14 September 1940 (1940-09-14)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Bulldog Sees it Through is a 1940 British, black-and-white, mystery war film directed by Harold Huth and starring Jack Buchanan, Greta Gynt, Googie Withers, Ronald Shiner as Pug and Sebastian Shaw. [2] [3]

Contents

Plot

This is not a Bulldog Drummond picture despite the title playing off Jack Buchanan and his previous association with the character. Here he plays the role of Test Pilot 'Bulldog' Bill Watson. His friend Derek Sinclair (Sebastian Shaw) is convinced that the new man in his love's life is collaborating with the Nazis by sabotaging an armaments plant. [4]

Cast

Critical reception

The Observer wrote in 1940, "a prophetic but slow-footed war-time thriller, chiefly notable for the first really good impersonation of Lord Haw-Haw." [5]

Related Research Articles

Jack Buchanan Scottish actor, singer, director and producer

Walter John "Jack" Buchanan was a tall (1.88m) Scottish theatre and film actor, singer, dancer, producer and director. He was known for three decades as the embodiment of the debonair man-about-town in the tradition of George Grossmith Jr., and was described by The Times as "the last of the knuts." He is best known in America for his role in the classic Hollywood musical The Band Wagon in 1953.

Googie Withers

Georgette Lizette Withers, CBE, AO, known professionally as Googie Withers, was an English entertainer who was a dancer and actress with a lengthy career spanning some nine decades in theatre, film, and television. She was a well-known actress and star of British films during the Second World War and postwar years.

<i>Trouble Brewing</i> (1939 film)

Trouble Brewing is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring George Formby, Googie Withers and Gus McNaughton. It was made by Associated Talking Pictures, and includes the songs "Fanlight Fanny" and "Hitting the Highspots Now". The film is based on a novel by Joan Butler, and the sets were designed by art director Wilfred Shingleton.

Ronald Shiner

Ronald Alfred Shiner was a British stand-up comedian and comedy actor whose career encompassed film, West End theatre and music hall.

Greta Gynt Actress

Greta Gynt was a Norwegian singer, dancer and actress. She is remembered for her starring roles in the British classic films The Dark Eyes of London, Mr. Emmanuel, Take My Life, Dear Murderer and The Ringer.

<i>Forbidden Cargo</i> (1954 film)

Forbidden Cargo is a 1954 British crime film, directed by Harold French and starring Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Sellars and Jack Warner.

King of Hearts is a 1936 British romance film directed by Oswald Mitchell and Walter Tennyson and starring Will Fyffe, Richard Dolman and Googie Withers. It was produced by Butcher's Film Service, and made at Cricklewood Studios in London.

<i>The Girl in the Crowd</i>

The Girl in the Crowd is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Michael Powell starring Barry Clifton, Patricia Hilliard, and Googie Withers.

<i>Silver Blaze</i> (1937 film)

Silver Blaze is a 1937 British, black-and-white crime and mystery film, based loosely on Arthur Conan Doyle's 1892 short story "The Adventure of Silver Blaze". It was directed by Thomas Bentley, and was produced by Twickenham Film Studios Productions. It stars Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes, and Ian Fleming as Dr. Watson. In the United States the film was released in 1941 by Astor Pictures, where it was also known as Murder at the Baskervilles, retitled by distributors to capitalize on the success of the Basil Rathbone Holmes film, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

<i>East of Piccadilly</i>

East of Piccadilly released in the US as The Strangler is a 1941 British mystery film based on a story by Gordon Beckles. It was directed by Harold Huth and starring Judy Campbell, Sebastian Shaw, Niall MacGinnis, Henry Edwards, Martita Hunt, Charles Victor and Frederick Piper.

Harold Huth

Harold Huth was a British actor, film director and producer.

<i>The Middle Watch</i> (1940 film) 1940 film by Thomas Bentley

The Middle Watch is a 1940 British comedy film, directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Jack Buchanan, Greta Gynt, Fred Emney and Kay Walsh. It was produced by Associated British Picture Corporation at their Welwyn Studios. It was based on a play of the same title by Ian Hay and Stephen King-Hall which had previously been adapted as a film in 1930, and which was adapted again in 1958.

Too Dangerous to Live is a 1939 British crime film directed by Anthony Hankey and Leslie Norman and starring Sebastian Shaw, Anna Konstam and Reginald Tate. It was based on the novel Crime Unlimited by David Hume.

<i>Girls at Sea</i> (1958 film) 1958 film by Gilbert Gunn

Girls At Sea is a 1958 British comedy film directed by Gilbert Gunn and starring Ronald Shiner as Marine Ogg and Warren Mitchell as Arthur. It was based on a play by Ian Hay and Stephen King-Hall, previously filmed as The Middle Watch in 1930 and under the same title in 1940.

<i>See How They Run</i> (1955 film)

See How They Run is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Leslie Arliss, and written by Leslie Arliss, Philip King, Roy Miller and Val Valentine. Produced by Bill Luckwell and Derek Winn for Winwell, the film stars Ronald Shiner as Wally Winton, Greta Gynt, James Hayter and Wilfrid Hyde-White.

<i>The Gangs All Here</i> (1939 film)

The Gang's All Here is a 1939 British, black-and-white, comedy-mystery, directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Jack Buchanan. It was produced by Associated British Picture Corporation. Subsequently, the film was released in the U.S. in 1943 with the title The Amazing Mr. Forrest.

<i>The Mind of Mr. Reeder</i>

The Mind of Mr. Reeder is a 1939 British mystery crime film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Will Fyffe as Mr. Reeder, with Kay Walsh, George Curzon, and supporting roles for Chili Bouchier, John Warwick and Ronald Shiner.

<i>The Missing People</i>

The Missing People is a 1940 British, black-and-white, mystery film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Ronald Shiner as Sam Hackett and Will Fyffe as Mr. J. G. Reeder. It was produced by Jack Raymond Productions. Ronald Shiner, Will Fyffe and Jack Raymond were also all involved in another Mr. Reeder film, The Mind of Mr. Reeder. The film is based on a novel by Edgar Wallace.

She Couldn't Say No is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Graham Cutts and starring Tommy Trinder, Fred Emney and Googie Withers. It was based on a play Funny Face by Paul Gerard Smith and Fred Thompson. The screenplay features a woman who arranges a burglary to try to recover a stolen diary with compromising details written in it.

<i>Paradise for Two</i>

Paradise for Two is a 1937 British musical comedy film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Jack Hulbert, Patricia Ellis and Arthur Riscoe. It was released in the U.S. with the alternative title Gaiety Girls. A chorus girl is mistaken for a millionaire's girlfriend.

References

  1. Goble, Alan (8 September 2011). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. ISBN   9783110951943.
  2. "Bulldog Sees It Through (1940)". IMDb. 14 September 1940.
  3. "Bulldog Sees It Through (1940)". BFI.
  4. Hal Erickson. "Bulldog Sees It Through (1940) - Harold Huth - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  5. "Bulldog Sees It Through (1940)". Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.