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The Best Charles Ruggles Movies

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List of the best Charles Ruggles movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Charles Ruggles's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Charles Ruggles movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Charles Ruggles movies will be at the top of the list. Charles Ruggles has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Charles Ruggles movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Charles Ruggles films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Charles Ruggles role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Charles Ruggles performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like Honor Among Lovers, The Pleasure of His Company, and many more

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    Trouble in Paradise

    Herbert Marshall, Charlie Ruggles

    Released1932

    Directed byErnst Lubitsch

    Trouble in Paradise is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, and Herbert Marshall and featuring Charles Ruggles and Edward...  more
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    The Smiling Lieutenant

    Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier

    Released1931

    Directed byErnst Lubitsch

    The Smiling Lieutenant is an American film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert, and released by Paramount Pictures. Made in the Pre-Code era, it was written...  more
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    Love Me Tonight

    Myrna Loy, Jeanette MacDonald

    Released1932

    Directed byRouben Mamoulian

    Love Me Tonight is a 1932 musical comedy film produced and directed by Rouben Mamoulian, with music by Rodgers and Hart. It stars Maurice Chevalier as a tailor who poses as a nobleman and Jeanette...  more
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    The Invisible Woman

    John Barrymore, Margaret Hamilton

    Released1940

    Directed byJoe May, A. Edward Sutherland

    The Invisible Woman is an American science fiction comedy film that was released near the end of 1940 by Universal. It is the third 'Invisible' film following The Invisible Man and The Invisible Man...  more
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    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Charles Laughton, Sam Lufkin

    Released1935

    Directed byLeo McCarey

    Ruggles of Red Gap is a 1935 comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles and ZaSu Pitts, and featuring Roland Young and Leila Hyams. It was based...  more
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    Anything Goes

    Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman

    Released1936

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Anything Goes is a 1936 American musical film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, and Ida Lupino. Based on the stage musical Anything Goes by Guy...  more
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    The Ugly Dachshund

    Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones

    Released1966

    Directed byNorman Tokar

    The Ugly Dachshund is a 1966 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette in a story about a Great Dane who believes he's a dachshund. Based on a 1938 novel by...  more
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    This Is the Night

    Cary Grant, Thelma Todd

    Released1932

    Directed byFrank Tuttle

    This Is the Night is a 1932 comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Frank Tuttle, and starring Lili Damita, Charles Ruggles, Roland Young, Thelma Todd, and Cary Grant. The picture is...  more
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    Honor Among Lovers

    Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert

    Released1931

    Directed byDorothy Arzner

    Honor Among Lovers is a 1931 drama film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Dorothy Arzner. The film stars Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Monroe Owsley, Charles Ruggles and Ginger Rogers....  more
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    Follow Me, Boys!

    Kurt Russell, Lillian Gish

    Released1966

    Directed byNorman Tokar

    Follow Me, Boys! is a 1966 family film produced by Walt Disney Productions, based on the book God and My Country by MacKinlay Kantor. The film starred Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Lillian Gish,...  more

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    Young Man of Manhattan

    Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert

    Released1930

    Directed byMonta Bell

    Young Man of Manhattan is a 1930 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Monta Bell, and starring Claudette Colbert, Norman Foster, Ginger Rogers and Charles Ruggles. It had been filmed in New...  more
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    One Hour with You

    Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier

    Released1932

    Directed byErnst Lubitsch, George Cukor

    One Hour With You is a 1932 American musical comedy film about a married couple who find themselves attracted to other people. It was produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch "with the assistance of"...  more
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    Bringing Up Baby

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1938

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film tells the story of a...  more

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    No More Ladies

    Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery

    Released1935

    Directed byGeorge Cukor, Edward H. Griffith

    No More Ladies is a 1935 film directed by Edward H. Griffith. The film stars Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery, and co-stars Charlie Ruggles, Franchot Tone, and Edna May Oliver. The screenplay...  more
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    I'd Rather Be Rich

    Sandra Dee, Andy Williams

    Released1964

    Directed byJack Smight

    I'd Rather Be Rich is a 1964 romantic comedy film with musical aspects directed by Jack Smight, produced by Ross Hunter and starring Sandra Dee. The film focuses on a dying man who wishes to meet his...  more
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    No Time for Comedy

    James Stewart, Rosalind Russell

    Released1940

    Directed byWilliam Keighley

    No Time for Comedy is a 1940 comedy-drama film based on the play of the same name by S. N. Behrman, starring James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Genevieve Tobin and Charles Ruggles....  more
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    It Happened on Fifth Avenue

    Victor Moore, Ann Harding

    Released1947

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    It Happened on Fifth Avenue is a motion picture comedy, directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Victor Moore, Ann Harding, Don DeFore, Charles Ruggles and Gale Storm. The film received a nomination for...  more
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    Opened by Mistake

    William Frawley, Charlie Ruggles

    Released1940

    Directed byGeorge Archainbaud

    Opened by Mistake is a 1940 film starring Charles Ruggles and Janice Logan....  more
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    Papa's Delicate Condition

    Jackie Gleason, Murray Hamilton

    Released1963

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Papa's Delicate Condition is a 1963 comedy film starring Jackie Gleason and Glynis Johns. It was an adaptation of the Corinne Griffith memoir of the same name, about her father and growing up in...  more
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    Incendiary Blonde

    Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald

    Released1945

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Incendiary Blonde is a 1945 American musical drama film biography of 1920s nightclub star Texas Guinan. Filmed in Technicolor by director George Marshall and loosely based on a true story, the...  more
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    A Stolen Life

    Bette Davis, Glenn Ford

    Released1946

    Directed byJack Gage, Curtis Bernhardt

    A Stolen Life is a 1946 drama film starring Bette Davis, who also produced, and directed by Curtis Bernhardt. The supporting cast includes Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan, Charles Ruggles, and...  more
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    Queen High

    Ginger Rogers, Frank Morgan

    Released1930

    Directed byFred C. Newmeyer

    Queen High is the title of an early musical-comedy produced by Paramount Pictures in 1930. Based upon the 1926 stage musical Queen High that Buddy DeSylva, Lewis Gensler, and Laurence Schwab had...  more
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    Maryland

    Hattie McDaniel, Walter Brennan

    Released1940

    Directed byHenry King

    Maryland is a 1940 film directed by Henry King....  more
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    The Lady Lies

    Claudette Colbert, Walter Huston

    Released1929

    Directed byHobart Henley, Hobert Henley

    The Lady Lies is a 1929 film directed by Hobert Henley, and starring Walter Huston, Claudette Colbert and Charles Ruggles....  more
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    Bedside Manner

    Ann Rutherford, Ruth Hussey

    Released1945

    Directed byAndrew L. Stone

    Bedside Manner is a 1945 American film directed by Andrew L. Stone. The film is also known as Her Favorite Patient; the title of the Astor Pictures 1950 re-release....  more