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Red Dust (1932)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  22 October 1932 (USA)
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The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees.

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Dennis Carson
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Gary Willis
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Barbara Willis
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Tully Marshall ...
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Conditions are spartan on Dennis Carson's Indochina rubber plantation during a dusty dry monsoon. The latest boat upriver brings Carson an unwelcome guest: Vantine, a floozy from Saigon, hoping to evade the police by a stay upcountry. But Carson, initially uninterested, soon succumbs to Vantine's ostentatious charms...until the arrival of surveyor Gary Willis, ill with malaria, and his refined but sensuous wife Barbara. Now the rains begin, and passion flows like water... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

22 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die gelbe Hölle  »

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Budget:

$408,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After the suicide of her husband Paul Bern, which occurred during filming, most of Jean Harlow's scenes were re-shot, with higher neck-lines on her dresses. See more »

Goofs

When Clark Gable and Gene Raymond are in the tree while hunting, after the line: 'this would be a bad country to raise children in, wouldn't it?', the cloud in the background changes dramatically. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Willis: That's a... a very polished little speech for a... barbarian.
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Referenced in Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958) See more »

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Appassionato in A Minor
(uncredited)
Music by Domenico Savino
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Harlow/Gable chemistry is unmatched in cinema
19 December 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Red Dust is definitive proof that Gable and Harlow were a unique phenomena in the field of cinema chemistry. It is also stands as a prime example as to why Harlow became a star so quick. She is a loveable sex goddess, and there has simply been no other like her. The way she stares at and chides Gable, and the sheer image of delight which graces her expressive face when she's in his presence, is something that couldn't be taught in any acting college. It is pure Harlow. The production value is quite adequate for 1932, with Harlow playing a prostitute on the run who happens upon Gables rubber plantation. The arrival of Mary Astor and her husband played well by Gene Raymond, threatens Harlow's chances with Gable, as he takes a liking to the pleasant demeanor of Astor. The rain-barrel scene in which gable scolds Harlow for being to "care-free" is one of Hollywood's most memorable film moments. This film was remade as "Mogambo" by John Ford in 1953. The role of "Vantine" (occupied by Harlow) was assumed by Ava Gardner, and the Mary Astor role was assumed by Grace Kelly. Though more than competent in their roles, neither of these actresses could recapture the spark that made Harlow and Gable the "it" couple of the 1930's.


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