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Ruggles of Red Gap was also produced as a play in New York, opening 25 Dec 1915, and ran as a serial in The Saturday Evening Post . Some of the exterior scenes were filmed in the Grand Canyon, AZ. Taylor Holmes and Edna Phillips were married at the time of the film. For other film adaptations of Harry Leon Wilson's play, see entry for the 1935 Ruggles of Red Gap ... More Less

Ruggles of Red Gap was also produced as a play in New York, opening 25 Dec 1915, and ran as a serial in The Saturday Evening Post . Some of the exterior scenes were filmed in the Grand Canyon, AZ. Taylor Holmes and Edna Phillips were married at the time of the film. For other film adaptations of Harry Leon Wilson's play, see entry for the 1935 Ruggles of Red Gap . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Mar 18
p. 1068.
MPN
16 Mar 18
p. 1608.
MPW
2 Mar 18
p. 1275.
MPW
9 Mar 18
pp. 1408-09.
NYDM
16 Mar 18
p. 22.
Variety
15 Mar 18
p. 43.
Wid's
14 Mar 18
pp. 1066-67.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 February 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
14 February 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12094
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After the Hon. George Vane-Basingwell loses his valet, Marmaduke Ruggles, to U.S. Senator Floud and his wife Effie in a Paris poker game, the impeccably groomed and well-mannered valet finds himself en route to Red Gap, Arizona. Hoping to improve her gruff cousin Egbert's uncouth manners and appearance, Mrs. Effie places Ruggles in Egbert's care, and the Westerner, quite taken with the valet, introduces him to the townspeople as "Col. Ruggles of England." Mistaking him for an aristocrat, Red Gap gives Ruggles a royal welcome, and later, he opens the town's most elegant restaurant. On a visit to Arizona, the Hon. George falls in love with "Klondike" Kate Kenner, which so disturbs Ruggles that he wires George's brother, the Earl of Brinstead, to come to Red Gap immediately. The earl, however, falls for Kate even harder and finally marries her, while Ruggles, having filed for American citizenship, proposes to the charming widow ... +


After the Hon. George Vane-Basingwell loses his valet, Marmaduke Ruggles, to U.S. Senator Floud and his wife Effie in a Paris poker game, the impeccably groomed and well-mannered valet finds himself en route to Red Gap, Arizona. Hoping to improve her gruff cousin Egbert's uncouth manners and appearance, Mrs. Effie places Ruggles in Egbert's care, and the Westerner, quite taken with the valet, introduces him to the townspeople as "Col. Ruggles of England." Mistaking him for an aristocrat, Red Gap gives Ruggles a royal welcome, and later, he opens the town's most elegant restaurant. On a visit to Arizona, the Hon. George falls in love with "Klondike" Kate Kenner, which so disturbs Ruggles that he wires George's brother, the Earl of Brinstead, to come to Red Gap immediately. The earl, however, falls for Kate even harder and finally marries her, while Ruggles, having filed for American citizenship, proposes to the charming widow Judson. +

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