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Writers:
Harry Leon Wilson (novel)
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Release Date:
8 March 1935 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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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)
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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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Filmed twice before; by Essanay in 1918, and by Paramount in 1923, with Edward Everett Horton as Ruggles.See more »
Quotes:
Ruggles:I'm putting out your light grey, my Lord. There is something in the air this morning which calls for light grey, I think.See more »
Soundtrack:
Alexander's Ragtime BandSee more »

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32 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
All's Right With the World, 16 August 2002
Author: telegonus from brighton, ma

Director Leo McCarey, in his heyday a famous director and rival of Frank Capra's, and now largely forgotten, made one of his best films, Ruggles Of Red Gap, adapted from Harry Leon Wilson's novel, in 1935. It tells the story of a meek English butler named Ruggles, who is "lost" in a poker game by his boss, an English earl. Living out west, in Washington state, he is gradually assimilated into American life, makes himself somewhat of a local celebrity, and falls in love along the way. That's about all there is to the story, and it's more than enough in director McCarey's capable hands.

As Ruggles, Charles Laughton is more restrained than he's ever been, and gives a fine comedic performance of rare delicacy. There's none of the usual hamming one expects of him. As his new "bosses", Egbert and Effie Floud, Charlie Ruggles and Mary Boland are wonderful as middle-aged denizens of the Pacific northwest. As Ruggles' girl, Prunella, Zasu Pitts is at her dithering best; while Roland Young is sly and stylish as the earl. The actors interact with exquisite timing, with no one missing a beat, as was nearly always the case with McCarey, who had a rare feeling for the way people actually behave,--as opposed to the way movie people do--which makes his films, when good, a special treat.

This movie is a classic, if a quiet one, and used to be far better known than it is today, which is a pity. Capra's films are shown all the time, while McCarey', aside from his two "Catholic" films of the mid-forties, Going My Way and Bells Of St. Mary's, tend by be neglected. There are no "big scenes" in this one, but an awful lot of brilliant little ones, as when Roland Young learns how to play the drums; or when Charle Laughton recites the Gettysburg Address, the latter the high point of the film, and its most famous moment. One can't help but think, after seeing this movie, that all's right with the world. It isn't, of course, and never has been, but it's awfully nice to feel that way without having to resort to drugs or alcohol. For that one can think Mr. McCarey.

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