Ruggles Of Red Gap: Dual Format Edition (Masters of Cinema)
SH-H-H-H! TONIGHT'S YOUR NIGHT TO HOWL! And howl you will at this funniest of all comedies...
Running Time: 91 mins
Retail Price: £20.42
Release Date: 2012
Content Type: Movie
The great Charles Laughton found one of his most iconic roles in Leo McCarey's definitive screen version of Harry Leon Wilson's best-seller Ruggles of Red Gap - a wryly humorous tapestry of the American West at the turn of the 20th century.
When the Earl of Burnstead (Roland Young) transfers the services of Ruggles (Laughton), his immaculate English valet, to Egbert Floud (Charlie Ruggles), a wealthy, brash American, the repercussions prove more dramatic than anyone could have anticipated. Relocating to Red Gap, Washington, Ruggles slowly overcomes his disconcertment as he encounters new alliances, enemies, the route to independence, and, possibly, love.
A riotous clash between the Old World and the New, McCarey's legendary comic instincts combine with his customary tender respect to make one of the most glorious and enduring comedies of classical Hollywood.
Optional music and effects track
Ruggles on the Radio: three adaptations made for radio broadcast, all featuring Charles Laughton and Charlie Ruggles in a reprisal of their famous roles
Laughton reciting Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, originally released as a 78-rpm record in 1937
PLUS: A booklet featuring rare archival imagery, and more!
1.37:1 monochrome 1080p
DTS-HD MA 2.0 English
Harry Leon Wilson
Director of Photography:
Arthur Hornblow Jr.