Saturday, March 27, 2010

365 Movies: Ruggles of Red Gap Review

Ruggles of Red Gap stars Charles Laughton, Charlie Ruggles, Zasu Pitts, Mary Boland, Leila Hyams, and Roland Young in this 1935 comedy, directed by Leo McCarey. The film is about servant Marmaduke Ruggles(Laughton) who finds out that he is no longer employed by his current boss, after his boss lost him in a bet. He finds out his new employer is an american man named Egbert Floud(Ruggles) and he is set to leave with the Floud's very shortly to Red Gap, Washington. Along the journey, Ruggles shows Egbert, how to properly dress and act, while his boss, shows him how to enjoy life, even though, Mrs. Floud greatly despises his "idiotic" ways. This was such a silly and fun movie to watch and I loved seeing Charles Laughton in such a different role, from what I'm used to seeing. He was so goofy and loose and it was absolutely fun to watch him portray a character, so different from his other roles. I did feel that Mary Boland can get on my nerves a bit, especially with her high pitched squeals. Leila has a rather small role in this film but I did love seeing her once again. She is so utterly beautiful in this film!

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Artman2112 said...

i saw this for the first time about a year ago and what a treat it was! a very funny and well-made picture.
i agree, Leila was beautiful....come to think of it was she ever NOT beautiful on film??

muebles madrid said...

Pretty worthwhile piece of writing, much thanks for the post.