MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,089 this week

Ruby (1977)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  21 November 1977 (Sweden)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 410 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 26 critic

Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 955 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 17 May 2014
 
a list of 40 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Ruby" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ruby (1977)

Ruby (1977) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ruby.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Ann Sothern, John Savage, Ruth Roman
Certificate: GP Crime | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A dog that is a minion of Satan terrorizes a suburban family.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Richard Crenna, Yvette Mimieux, Kim Richards
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Judi Meredith
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A disturbed teenage girl unleashes her pet tarantula against her "enemies."

Director: Chris Munger
Stars: Suzanna Ling, Eric Mason, Herman Wallner
How Awful About Allan (TV Movie 1970)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett
Games (1967)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young couple who are into kinky "mind games" get more than they bargained for when a mysterious woman comes into their lives.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Simone Signoret, James Caan, Katharine Ross
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The end of WW2. Allied forces enter a well-guarded German rocket base and kidnap among others the rocket scientist Dr. Von Heinken. When they try to get away they are followed both by ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Stuart Whitman, John Collin, Martin Jarvis
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit.

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Perry King, David Elliott
Killer Bees (TV Movie 1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A strong-willed woman not only dominates her family of California winegrowers, but also has a strange hold on a colony of bees in her vineyard.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Edward Albert, Kate Jackson, Gloria Swanson
The Cat Creature (TV Movie 1973)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a rich man dies, some items from a collection of his are stolen- an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and the mummy that was wearing it. The police consult scholars from the local ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Meredith Baxter, David Hedison, Gale Sondergaard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ruby Claire
...
Vince Kemper
...
Dr. Paul Keller
Janit Baldwin ...
Leslie Claire
Crystin Sinclaire ...
Lila June
Paul Kent ...
Louie
...
Barney
Jack Perkins ...
Avery
Eddy Donno ...
Jess (as Edward Donno)
Sal Vecchio ...
Nicky Rocco
Fred Kohler Jr. ...
Jake Miller (as Fred Kohler)
Rory Stevens ...
Donny
Raymond Kark ...
First Man
Jan Burrell ...
First Woman
Kip Gillespie ...
Herbie
Edit

Storyline

Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, the behaviour of her mute daughter Leslie is becoming increasingly strange and a visiting psychic claims that forces from beyond are out for revenge. Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

PIPER LAURIE-Frightening in "Carrie". Now...Terrifying as "RUBY" See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1977 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Ruby  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

(Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The producer chose to change the ending, and both Curtis Harrington and Piper Laurie refused to be involved in the re-shoot. It was allegedly shot by Stephanie Rothman, who has neither confirmed nor denied her involvement. This ending, featured in the TV commercials at the time of the theatrical release, helped make it the box office success it was. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1951, the drive-in shows Attack of the 50 Foot Woman seven years too early. See more »

Connections

Featured in Terror on Tape (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Ruby
Written and Performed by Don Dunn
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A "lost" horror movie that should remain that way!
11 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Horror movie with a needlessly convoluted plot. In 1935 a gangster's girlfriend named Ruby (Piper Laurie) sees her boyfriend shot down dead. At that moment she gives birth to his baby (!!!) The movie cuts to 16 years later. Ruby is an alcoholic running a drive in and Leslie is her daughter--born a deaf mute (I think). For reasons never made totally clear she has the guys who shot her boyfriend dead working for her in the drive in! Then they start getting killed--it seems Ruby's ex is coming back for revenge...

If that synopsis sounds confusing you should see the movie! Curtis Harrington is a good director and I'm giving this a 4 just because it is well-directed...it just doesn't make a lot of sense. I saw the director's cut which was thought to be lost. Harrington was fired before the movie was finished. The producer took the movie, cut out all the violence and shot scenes with a totally different cast! That was the one released. Harrington complained about it and said his version was gone. Somehow it was found and that's the one I saw. If this is the cut the director approved I can only wonder how bad the reedited version was! Scenes seem to end before they're finished; the plot meanders all over the place; there are way too many unanswered questions still lingering at the end; Ruby is inexplicably always dressed like a madam; the special effects are poor; the deaths are very poorly done (and look REAL fake); the twist at the end comes out of nowhere--and doesn't make a lot of sense and, basically, this is BORING!

Laurie is a wonderful actress but she's terrible in this. She appears to be drunk most of the time--or looks like she wishes she were. Stuart Whitman walks through his role. Janit Baldwin is actually pretty good as Leslie. And Roger Davis (fondly remembered from "Dark Shadows") pops up about 30 minutes in as a parapsychologist. He has little to do with the plot except have Whitman provide some clumsy exposition to him. It's supposed to clear up the plot--it doesn't.

A dull, confusing mess. Not worth seeing at all. It's really a shame-the VCI DVD looks just beautiful.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What an ending! tracaroon
The music!! adriangr
Drive In location pwmediadvd
Discuss Ruby (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?