Ruggles of Red Gap

SH-H-H-H! TONIGHT'S YOUR NIGHT TO HOWL! And howl you will at this funniest of all comedies...

90 min     7.151     1935     USA


In this comedy of an Englishman stranded in a sea of barbaric Americans, Marmaduke Ruggles, a gentleman's gentleman and butler to an Earl is lost in a poker game to an uncouth American cattle baron. Ruggles's life is turned upside down as he's taken to the USA, is gradually assimilated into American life, accidently becomes a local celebrity, and falls in love along the way.


CinemaSerf wrote:
Charles Laughton is superb as a butler who is lost in a poker game by his English aristocrat employer and so has to relocate to "Red Gap" to work for a couple nouveau riche Americans at the start of the 1900s. Initially a fish out of water in his new home with his brash, socially aspiring, but unsophisticated new American employers he quickly turns this all to his advantage and what ensues is a delightful, subtle piece of comedy. I'm still searching for a bad Laughton film, this certainly isn't it - well worth 90 minutes of your time.