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Ruggles of Red Gap [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray] [1935]


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  • Directors: Leo McCAREY
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Eureka Entertainment Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 28 May 2012
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00719FVRU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,753 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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SYNOPSIS: 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.

The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the UK home viewing première of McCarey's "Best Picture" Oscar-nominated film and for the first time anywhere in the world on Blu-ray.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Beautiful new high-definition master, officially licensed from Universal Pictures
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • 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!


REVIEWS: "A brilliant, hilarious and fondly satirical look at Anglo-American relations and culture gaps, faultlessly directed by Leo McCarey with Laughton in masterly form - " Radio Times

"This is the archetypal film they don't make any more" - Time Out Film Guide

"Rapturously funny." - The New York Times

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 July 2012
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"My father was a gentleman's gentleman... and his father before him. And from that heritage of service miraculously there comes a man. A person of importance, however small. A man whose decisions and whose future are in his own hands."

Rarely revived and never on UK TV, Leo McCarey's 1935 version of Ruggles of Red Gap was the third to reach the screen in just 17 years, but it's hard to imagine the other versions topping it. It's not a particularly credible plot, with Charlie Ruggles (not actually playing Ruggles despite the film literally having his name on it) `winning' Charles Laughton's reserved and soft-spoken gentleman's gentleman from Roland Young's vaguely lubricated English aristocrat and taking him out West with him, where his socially ambitious wife Mary Boland hopes he'll have a civilising effect on his wardrobe and manners. Naturally the opposite is the case, with the initially quietly horrified Ruggles the butler finding the Land of Opportunity - and widow Zasu Pitts - much to his liking...

The comic misunderstandings and mistaken identity shenanigans are pretty much standard issue and the comedy generally more restrained and understated than expected, yet it's such a charming and delightfully good-natured film it's practically impossible not to embrace it. Ruggles the actor has the down home commonsense speak-yer-mind nature to carry off a part that could potentially be irritating thoroughly likeably, while Laughton's quiet, buttoned down performance is a marvel of understated depth, doing so little yet revealing so much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By José Ricardo da Costa Miranda Junior on 8 Jan 2014
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One of Leo MacCarey's greatests works is finaly on HD, and it is a great pleasure to revisit this work on such a fine restorarion form Universal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on 3 Jun 2013
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Once I had got over the 'Ruggles' confusion, one a character, the other an actor, I enjoyed this as one of the very funniest thirties comedies. I actually laughed out loud at Laughton as a drunken Ruggles. Charlie Ruggles and Mary Boland are brilliant as the very American couple who win the very English butler Charles Laughton in a card game with an English Lord (Roland Young). it succeeds in being very pro-american without being anti-british, which is quite an achievement! Leila Hyams in her duet with (Lord) Roland Young is sensational!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mandy on 16 May 2013
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Very old film, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Bought it for my Mother,but watched it as well,It was really good. It arrived on time and was in excellent condition.
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By Jules on 14 Jan 2014
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I wanted to see this picture because I remember seeing it in the cinema about 65 years ago. My recollection was fairly accurate especially Charles Laughton`s quoting of the Gettysburg address. I learnt it for a school project after being so moved by Laughton`s delivery of the lines.
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