Temple Tower (1930)

58 mins | Melodrama, Mystery | 13 April 1930

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HISTORY

The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date for Temple Tower was 30 Nov 1929. Marguerite Churchill was listed in the cast, but she does not appear in final credits.
       According to the Catalogue of the Stories and Plays Owned by Fox Film Corporation issued 1 Jul 1935, Fox owned "world-wide silent and sound motion picture rights" to this property for a term set to expire on 23 Oct 1936. Paramount Pictures produced another film based on the novel in 1939. Titled Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police, that film was directed by James Hogan and starred John Howard and Heather Angel (see entry).
       For information on other films featuring the "Bulldog Drummond" character, please consult the entries for for Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934) and Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937). ...

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The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date for Temple Tower was 30 Nov 1929. Marguerite Churchill was listed in the cast, but she does not appear in final credits.
       According to the Catalogue of the Stories and Plays Owned by Fox Film Corporation issued 1 Jul 1935, Fox owned "world-wide silent and sound motion picture rights" to this property for a term set to expire on 23 Oct 1936. Paramount Pictures produced another film based on the novel in 1939. Titled Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police, that film was directed by James Hogan and starred John Howard and Heather Angel (see entry).
       For information on other films featuring the "Bulldog Drummond" character, please consult the entries for for Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934) and Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
4 Jan 1930
p. 59
Film Daily
11 May 1930
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New York Times
10 May 1930
p. 25
Variety
14 May 1930
p. 43
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Temple Tower by H. C. "Sapper" McNeile (Garden City, NY, 1929).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 April 1930
Production Date:
began 30 Nov 1929
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp.
16 March 1930
LP1196
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in feet):
5,200
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Bulldog Drummond discovers that a gang of thieves are stationed in a house located in his part of town, and he determines to capture them. Headed by Blackton, they have doublecrossed their previous companions in crime, one of whom is known as The Masked Strangler. Patricia Verney takes a position as secretary to Backton, who killed her uncle and robbed him of some emeralds. Though Blackton employs various fiendish ruses to safeguard the jewels, Drummond and his men from Scotland Yard unmask the strangler and bring the criminals to ...

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Bulldog Drummond discovers that a gang of thieves are stationed in a house located in his part of town, and he determines to capture them. Headed by Blackton, they have doublecrossed their previous companions in crime, one of whom is known as The Masked Strangler. Patricia Verney takes a position as secretary to Backton, who killed her uncle and robbed him of some emeralds. Though Blackton employs various fiendish ruses to safeguard the jewels, Drummond and his men from Scotland Yard unmask the strangler and bring the criminals to justice.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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