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Ruggles of Red Gap

Leo McCarey

Revolutions rarely provide the starting point for funny movies. And yet the American Revolution provides the basis for one of the most beautiful comedies in film history, which unfortunately has been almost completely forgotten. Charles Laughton plays the part of Ruggles, a distingushed English butler, whose master loses him to a newly rich American couple in a gamble. In Red Gap, a sleepy provincial town in the “New World“, Ruggles lives his own personal revolution and liberates himself from his masters and fights for his right to be an equal among equals (“All men are created equal“).

29 March 2012

22:15 h, Mal Seh'n Kino

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Direction Leo McCarey
Year USA 1935
Duration 90 min
Language Engl. Original with French subtitles
Cast Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Zasu Pitts
Camera Alfred Gilks
Script Harry Leo Wilson, Humphrey Pearson