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Red Dust (1932)

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

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(uncredited)

Writers:

(screen play) (as John Mahin), (from the play by)
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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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Together-the lovers incomparable... their romance more turbulent than the tropical storms... See more »

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Drama | Romance

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22 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die gelbe Hölle  »

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Budget:

$408,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Greta Garbo was originally cast as Vantine. But when the script underwent drastic re-writes, the role was recast with Jean Harlow. 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

Vantine: I thought we might run up a few curtains and make a batch of fudge while we were planning on what to wear to the country club dance Saturday night.
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Wild Orchids
(uncredited)
Music by William Axt
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Steamy sizzling - Harlow outdoes Gable
20 February 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Red Dust without a doubt is the best movie Harlow and Gable ever made together or separate! Harlow is magnificent and looks like a dream. She puts Gable in his place every time he utters a word. But together, they are magic - such chemistry! The rest of the cast just fades when these two melt together. Two scenes that are memorable - Harlow bathing in the water barrel and cleaning out the parrot's cage. Wow! She is dynamite. There is no other blonde bombshell that even comes close to this original!


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