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"L'Extravagant Mr Ruggles"

extravagant Mr Ruggles - affiche

titre original "Ruggles of Red Gap"
année de production 1935
réalisation Leo McCarey
scénario Walter DeLeon et Harlan Thompson, d'après le roman "Ruggles of Red Gap" de Harry Leon Wilson (1915)
photographie Alfred Gilks
production Arthur Hornblow Jr.
interprétation Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Zasu Pitts, Roland Young, Leila Hyams, Maude Eburne, Lucien Littlefield, Leota Lorraine, James Burke, Dell Henderson, Clarence Wilson
versions précédentes • "Ruggles of Red Gap" de Lawrence C. Windom, 1918, États-Unis (film muet)
• "Ruggles of Red Gap" de James Cruze, 1923, États-Unis (film muet)

Le titre original du film

Red Gap est la ville fictive de l'État américain de Washington dans laquelle se situe l'action du film.

extravagant Mr Ruggles - CNC
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Toute version doublée en allemand de "L'Extravagant Mr Ruggles" fut interdite par l'Allemagne nazie en raison de la récitation du texte intégral du discours de Gettysburg par le personnage interprété par Charles Laughton :

« Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. »

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