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Director:
Writers:
Harry Leon Wilson (novel)
Walter DeLeon (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
8 March 1935 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
SH-H-H-H! TONIGHT'S YOUR NIGHT TO HOWL! And howl you will at this funniest of all comedies...
Plot:
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Hilarious at some times, heart-warming at others See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Laughton ... Ruggles

Mary Boland ... Effie Floud

Charles Ruggles ... Egbert Floud (as Charlie Ruggles)

Zasu Pitts ... Prunella Judson (as ZaSu Pitts)

Roland Young ... George--Earl of Burnstead

Leila Hyams ... Nell Kenner
Maude Eburne ... 'Ma' Pettingill
Lucien Littlefield ... Charles Belknap-Jackson
Leota Lorraine ... Mrs. Belknap-Jackson
James Burke ... Jeff Tuttle
Dell Henderson ... Sam
Clarence Wilson ... Jake Henshaw
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Dishwasher (uncredited)
Augusta Anderson ... Mrs. Wallaby (uncredited)
Alyce Ardell ... Lisette - French Maid (uncredited)
Harry Bernard ... Harry - Bartender #2 (uncredited)
Harry Bowen ... Photographer (uncredited)
George Burton ... Doc Squires (uncredited)
Ricardo Lord Cezon ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Alex Chivra ... Chef #1 (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Waiter at the Grill (uncredited)
Jim Corey ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Carrie Daumery ... Effie's Guest in Paris (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Mrs. Myron Carey (uncredited)
Charles Fallon ... Max - Paris Cafe Waiter (uncredited)
Brenda Fowler ... Judy Ballard (uncredited)
Willie Fung ... Willie - Chinese Servant (uncredited)
Armand Kaliz ... Clothing Salesman (uncredited)
Jane Keckley ... Cook (uncredited)
Jane Kerr ... Cook (uncredited)
Lee Kohlmar ... Jailer at Red Gap (uncredited)
Isabel La Mal ... Effie's Guest in Paris (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Diner at the Grill (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Barfly (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Barfly (uncredited)
Robert Milasch ... Driver (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Barfly (uncredited)
Patsy O'Byrne ... Cook (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Station Agent (uncredited)
Albert Petit ... Waiter at Carousel (uncredited)
Victor Potel ... Curly - Cowboy (uncredited)
Frank Rice ... Hank Adams (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Fred - Diner at the Grill (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Barber in Paris (uncredited)
Genaro Spagnoli ... Frank - Cab Driver (uncredited)
Rafael Storm ... Clothing Salesman (uncredited)
Libby Taylor ... Libby - Servant (uncredited)
Jim Welch ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
William Welsh ... Eddie (uncredited)

Directed by
Leo McCarey 
 
Writing credits
Harry Leon Wilson (novel "Ruggles of Red Gap")

Walter DeLeon (screenplay) and
Harlan Thompson (screenplay)

Humphrey Pearson (adaptation)

Produced by
Arthur Hornblow Jr. .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Alfred Gilks (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Edward Dmytryk (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
Robert Odell (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
A.F. Erickson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philip Wisdom .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: title music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
Filmed twice before; by Essanay in 1918, and by Paramount in 1923, with Edward Everett Horton as Ruggles.See more »
Quotes:
[the Earl is telling Ruggles why he'll be going to America with the Flouds]
Earl of Burnstead, aka George:His wife took quite a fancy to you... and, uh, so they... won you.
Ruggles:Won me, m'lord?
Earl of Burnstead, aka George:Oh, yes, yes, yes. We were playing this game of drawing poker, you see, and it seems there's a thing called 'bluffing'. Though I say it, myself, I'm particularly good at it.
Ruggles:Do I understand... that I was the stake, m'lord?
Earl of Burnstead, aka George:Oh, yes, yes, rather, yes. Yes, you see I didn't realize that they were bluffing, too. I, uh, I had three of the eights against a flush of clubs. So you really only lost by one eight.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Today (2010) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nights of GladnessSee more »

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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious at some times, heart-warming at others, 21 August 2001
Author: doc-55 from elgin, illinois

Last night I watched this film for the first time in several years, though it has always been a favorite. Why did it suddenly come to my mind? Because I knew that it would be a great remedy for cynicism and could lift my spirits. It worked: this minor masterpiece is heart-warming without being sappy-sentimental, primarily because so much of the actions and portrayals is hilarious; especially the early scenes in Paris, when the tradition-bound valet Ruggles learns that he has been the stakes in a poker game and that his "master" has lost him to a rugged millionaire from far-west America and his social-climbing wife (both parts played to perfection). What had never impressed me quite so much before is the subtlety of Laughton's portrayal. He could convey more humor with a simple twist of his lips or lowering of his eyelids than a Jerry Lewis or Jim Carrey can with their overdone mugging. Brilliant! And of course he had one of the great recital voices of all time; he was called on to repeat his recitation of the Gettysburg Address over radio many times, especially during World War II. Anyone who wants to take a course in acting would be advised to view Laughton's performances in a wide range of roles over a 20 year period. He even pulled off a potentially weepy "It's a Wonderful Life" type ending, simply by standing before the "He's a Jolly Good Fellow"-singing crowd with a broad smile that radiates joy, then reverting to his innate reserve and heading back into the kitchen of his restaurant. No pretty wife and cute kids to hug: only a former servant who realizes he has come into his own as a man in a new country where (ideally) class structures do not exist and a man is valued for what he is, not who.

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