BULLDOG JACK

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GB
1935
1hr 12mins
Dir: Walter Forde
Starring: Jack Hulbert and Fay Wray

A playboy poses as Bulldog Drummond to capture the notorious Morelle gang

After the real Bulldog Drummond is injured in a car crash, Jack Hulbert agrees to masquerade as the sleuth and infiltrates a gang of jewel thieves led by the evil Dr Morelle. Their hideout is in an abandoned Underground station called ‘Bloomsbury’. The climax of the film involves a runaway Underground train that contains Jack Hulbert and his colleagues but driven by Morelle. As the train careers through station after station Hulbert climbs onto the roof (!) to gain access to the driver’s cab and bring the train to a stand just before a collision. This gripping sequence was filmed in the studio involving sets and detailed models as were all the station and tunnel scenes. It is a good climax to the film but the only ‘real’ footage used are a handful of drivers-eye views from the cabs of Underground trains passing through stations and tunnels.

The only real footage in the movie is a number of drivers-eye views of tube tunnels!
The other drivers-eye views are of stations, though the provenance of these stations is debatable. The ‘station’ is seen a number of times and although the platform is on both the left and right to suggest a different one each time, it looks suspiciously the same on each occasion and is more than likely a studio set.