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Ruggles of Red Gap

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Ruggles of Red Gap is a 1914 play by Harry Leon Wilson, made into a movie several times, mostly famously in 1935. In the comedy Western film Lord Burnstead (Roland Young) loses his butler Ruggles (Charles Laughton) playing poker. Egbert and Effie Floud (Charlie Ruggles and Mary Boland) bring Ruggles back to Red Gap, a Western town. When the butler is mistaken for a wealthy Englishman, he becomes a small-town celebrity. Also in the film are Leila Hyams, Roland Young and Zazu Pitts.

The film was written by Walter DeLeon, Humphrey Pearson and Harlan Thompson from the novel and play of the same name by Harry Leon Wilson. It was directed by Leo McCarey.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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