I am so pleased that Netflix finally added the very first Bulldog Drummond movie. This one stars Ronald Coleman as Bulldog - he's great but Ray Milland in Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) is my favorite. This is actually the first talkie B.D. - there was another made in 1922. I've seen 5 of them now. They made 19, and there is one slated for 2013!!! No other info available on that one. Believe you'll hear about it when I know.
This one takes place all in one night, so there's only one costume to mention, but it is one of the best examples of draping I've seen. At first I was just into the jewelry and shoulder jazz she's got going on -
but then I got a look at the whole dress. It looks like it's got a separate skirt at the back, but if you watch her move throughout the film you'll see it's all of one piece.
And the silver shoes are lovely too -