Ruggles of Red Gap,
the July 10, 1939 episode
of Lux Radio Theater
Host Brian Hendrickson presents the Ruggles of Red Gap, which was adapted as a radio play on the July 10, 1939 episode of Lux Radio Theater, with Charles Laughton, Charlie Ruggles and ZaSu Pitts.
It is streamed at http://www.bearmanorradio.com and podcast at http://www.waterlogg.com.
|Charles Laughton & ZaSu Pitts|
Charles Laughton won the New York Film Critics' Circle Awards for Ruggles of Red Gap (along with Mutiny on the Bounty) in 1935. The National Board of Review named the film the ninth best of 1935. [That year, Laughton's other two films, Les Misérables and Mutiny on the Bounty were sixth and eighth on the list, respectively]. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and competed against two other Laughton films that were also nominated: Mutiny on the Bounty (which won the award) and Les Misérables.
Harry Leon Wilson's novel, Ruggles of Red Gap, was adapted for the Broadway stage as a musical in 1915, the same year it was published, and was made into a silent film in 1918 and 1923 (the latter with Edward Everett Horton as Ruggles). A color musical version called Fancy Pants was released in 1950, starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball.
There was also a television musical version on Producer's Showcase in 1957, starring Michael Redgrave, Peter Lawford, David Wayne, Jane Powell and Imogene Coca. The songs created by Jule Styne and Leo Robin. The cast album is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Ruggles-Red-1957-Television-Cast/dp/B00110YOAU
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