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Ruggles of Red Gap Movie Review Summary

Actors: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Zasu Pitts

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A British aristocrat loses his butler, Ruggles, to an American in a game of poker. At first despising America, which Ruggles calls "the land of slavery," he eventually realizes this new country to be a land of opportunity. Coming to Red Gap, Washington, Ruggles learns that his place in society is not determined by birth and lets go of his stuffy upbringing. Getting drunk for the first time, and getting used to being on almost equal terms with his new employer, he also becomes the town celebrity. An excellent cook himself, Ruggles opens his own restaurant in hopes of persuing his own American dream.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Comedy or Parody about    -   vacation or seeing foreign culture Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   butler How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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