Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 18, 1935

Ruggles of Red Gap (Paramount) contains a quality almost unique in U. S. cinema, a quality which can perhaps be suggested by the fact that its climax is reached when the hero, the apotheosis of all fictitious butlers, recites Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the back room of the principal saloon of Red Gap, Washington. Ruggles (Charles Laughton) is sitting at a table with his erratic master, Egbert Froud, and he is facing the crisis of his life. Six months before, he was valet to a British peer who lost him, in a...

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