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Director:
Writers:
Harry Leon Wilson (novel)
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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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Heartwarming and Sentimental Comedy of the 1930's 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 ... Mrs. Prunella Judson (as ZaSu Pitts)

Roland Young ... 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 ... Mrs. 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 McEvoy ... 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 - Black 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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 10, 1939 with Charles Ruggles, Charles Laughton and Zasu Pitts reprising their film roles.See more »
Quotes:
Egbert Floud:I can be pushed just so fur and no futher.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Today (2010) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet AdelineSee more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Heartwarming and Sentimental Comedy of the 1930's, 20 May 2002
Author: Charles Reilly (Chuck-185) from Los Angeles, CA

"Ruggles of Red Gap" is the kind of comedy film that is rarely made by Hollywood anymore: a film with the emphasis on characterization without the cheap and obvious jokes of today's films. The plot is a good one. The services of a third-generation English Butler (Charles Laughton) are won in a poker game to an American couple (a very funny Charlie Ruggles and Mary Boland) who reside in Red Gap, Washington. Ruggles' former employer, Lord Burnstead (a fine Roland Young) reluctantly gives him up to the couple but assures him that he will come back for him as soon as possible. Once in America, however, Ruggles gets a newfound sense of freedom and after being inadvertantly fired by the uncouth American couple, decides to open up his own restaurant with the help of a widow (Zasu Pitts) who he has much affection for. The movie was nominated for Best Picture and the performances are outstanding, particularly Charles Laughton as the butler/servant who sees freedoms and opportunities in America that he never would have had if he remained in England. The standout scene in the movie is when Laughton is in a local Red Gap bar and someone mentions Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. When no one in the bar can seem to remember what Lincoln said, Laughton (the Englishman)recites the speech in its entirety with enough emotion and dramatic flair to bring tears to one's eyes. The underlying theme of the movie is basically about Anglo American relations and the common ground and friendship between both nations. This is a "must see" for anyone still interested in how great Hollywood was in its heyday, and particularly how wonderful and original the comedies were in that early and Golden Age of film-making.

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