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An item in the 30 Jun 1923 Camera mentioned that James Cruze and thirty cast and crew members arrived in San Francisco, CA, the previous Saturday and left that night for Eureka, CA, to film on location. Several days later, according to an item in the 14 Jul 1923 Camera, the cast and crew returned from Eureka on 4 Jul, spent the day, then traveled home to Los Angeles that night.
       The 27 Jun 1923 FD indicated that principal photography had recently begun. Various contemporary sources noted that filming took place near Eureka, CA, before returning to Hollywood, CA, the week of 15 Jul 1923. On 5 Aug 1923, FD announced that production was completed. FD also reported, in a 19 Aug 1923 column, that director James Cruze served as the film’s cutter and editor.
       A quarter-page advertisement in the 6 Sep 1923 Var indicated that Ruggles of Red Gap received a preview screening at the Florence Theatre in Pasadena, CA, on 18 Aug 1923. The film opened theatrically three weeks later, with a premiere scheduled for 9 Sep 1923 at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City, according to a 7 Sep 1923 FD brief. Reviews were generally favorable. ...

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An item in the 30 Jun 1923 Camera mentioned that James Cruze and thirty cast and crew members arrived in San Francisco, CA, the previous Saturday and left that night for Eureka, CA, to film on location. Several days later, according to an item in the 14 Jul 1923 Camera, the cast and crew returned from Eureka on 4 Jul, spent the day, then traveled home to Los Angeles that night.
       The 27 Jun 1923 FD indicated that principal photography had recently begun. Various contemporary sources noted that filming took place near Eureka, CA, before returning to Hollywood, CA, the week of 15 Jul 1923. On 5 Aug 1923, FD announced that production was completed. FD also reported, in a 19 Aug 1923 column, that director James Cruze served as the film’s cutter and editor.
       A quarter-page advertisement in the 6 Sep 1923 Var indicated that Ruggles of Red Gap received a preview screening at the Florence Theatre in Pasadena, CA, on 18 Aug 1923. The film opened theatrically three weeks later, with a premiere scheduled for 9 Sep 1923 at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City, according to a 7 Sep 1923 FD brief. Reviews were generally favorable.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
30 Jun 1923
p. 6
Camera
14 Jul 1923
p. 6
Exhibitors Trade Review
14 Jul 1923
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Exhibitors Trade Review
21 Jul 1923
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Film Daily
27 Jun 1923
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Film Daily
15 Jul 1923
p. 10
Film Daily
5 Aug 1923
p. 8
Film Daily
19 Aug 1923
p. 2
Film Daily
7 Sep 1923
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Film Daily
16 Sep 1923
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Variety
6 Sep 1923
p. 22
Variety
13 Sep 1923
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DETAILS
Release Date:
7 October 1923
Premiere Information:
Pasadena, CA, screening: 18 Aug 1923; New York premiere: 9 Sep 1923
Production Date:
Jun--early Aug 1923
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
12 September 1923
LP19404
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,590
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Newly rich, uncouth Cousin Egbert Floud wins Ruggles, the valet of a British gentleman, in a poker game during a sojourn in Europe with his wife, Effie, and, to his family's chagrin, introduces Ruggles to Red Gap as a colonel. The people of Red Gap treat "Colonel" Ruggles as an honored guest. Ruggles' former employer visits them and falls in love with Kate Kenner, from the other side of the tracks. The chap's brother is summoned to break up the match: he does so by marrying Kate. Meanwhile Ruggles has opened a successful restaurant and married Emily Judson, charming protegée of Kate ...

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Newly rich, uncouth Cousin Egbert Floud wins Ruggles, the valet of a British gentleman, in a poker game during a sojourn in Europe with his wife, Effie, and, to his family's chagrin, introduces Ruggles to Red Gap as a colonel. The people of Red Gap treat "Colonel" Ruggles as an honored guest. Ruggles' former employer visits them and falls in love with Kate Kenner, from the other side of the tracks. The chap's brother is summoned to break up the match: he does so by marrying Kate. Meanwhile Ruggles has opened a successful restaurant and married Emily Judson, charming protegée of Kate Kenner.

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