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Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Leo McCarey and produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..

Ruggles of Red Gap was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2014.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

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Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) (3)

By Raquel Stecher on Oct 28, 2013 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) is a charming movie, adapted from the 1915 novel by Harry Leon Wilson which also became a popular Broadway show. Directed by Leo McCarey, a fine director who explored many social issues in his films, this Paramount movie has a superb cast including Charles Laughton, ZaSu Pi... Read full article

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) (2)

By Angela on Aug 5, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

When Texas ranchers Egbert (Charlie Ruggles) and Effie Floud (Mary Boland) take a trip to Paris, they end up returning with butler Marmaduke Ruggles (Charles Laughton) in tow.? Egbert had won Ruggles from the Earl of Burnstead (Roland Young) in a poker game and the status-seeking Effie hopes having ... Read full article

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) (1)

By Beatrice on May 14, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Ruggles of Red Gap Directed by Leo McCarey 1935/USA Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing This seldom mentioned treasure is one of the reasons I keep watching these old movies! ?It has a perfect cast, a wonderful script, and is expertly directed by Leo McCarey. The time is the Gay 90′s. ?The pla... Read full article

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By Caftan Woman on Oct 14, 2011 From Caftan Woman

Charles Laughton as Marmaduke RugglesYou can call him "Bill" or "the Colonel" if you like.Some novels are meant to be seen as well as read. Harry Leon Wilson was successful in that way. His novel His Majesty, Bunker Bean was a Broadway play that was filmed three times in 1918, 1925 and 1936. Mert... Read full article

Ruggles of Red Gap

By Alyson on May 26, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

While visiting Paris in 1908, an American couple wins an English butler, Ruggles (Charles Laughton), in a game of poker. The wife, Effie Floud (Mary Boland), hopes that giving her husband, Egbert Floud (Charles Ruggles), a personal manservant will help him rise into a more sophisticated lifestyle th... Read full article

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Quotes from

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.

Earl of Burnstead, aka George: I say, do you believe in love at first sight?
Nell Kenner: No. Do you?
Earl of Burnstead, aka George: No. That's why I'd like to stay for a while, if I may.

Egbert Floud: I ain't gonna have no English valet.
Effie Floud: Oh, yes you are.
Egbert Floud: No, I ain't! I got about as much use for one of them as a pig has for side pockets.

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Facts about

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
According to the autobiography of Elsa Lanchester, Charles Laughton's wife, Paramount bought the story and appointed Leo McCarey as director at Laughton's request. Before the film began shooting, Lanchester states, Laughton worked with McCarey and the film's writers on the script, and hired an old friend, 'Arthur MacRae', who later became a playwright in England, to add the "necessary Englishness" of Ruggles.
"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 8, 1946 with Charles Laughton and Charles Ruggles reprising their film roles.
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Ruggles of Red Gap

Released 1935
Inducted 2014

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Also produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr.

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