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Writers:
John Lee Mahin (screen play)
Wilson Collison (from the play by)
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Release Date:
22 October 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Gable, Harlow and Astor make for one good film See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clark Gable ... Dennis Carson

Jean Harlow ... Vantine
Gene Raymond ... Gary Willis

Mary Astor ... Barbara Willis

Donald Crisp ... Guidon

Tully Marshall ... McQuarg
Forrester Harvey ... Limey
Willie Fung ... Hoy

Directed by
Victor Fleming (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
John Lee Mahin (screen play) (as John Mahin)

Wilson Collison (from the play by)

Donald Ogden Stewart  additional writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Hunt Stromberg .... producer (uncredited)
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harold Rosson (photographed by)
Arthur Edeson (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Blanche Sewell (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hugh Boswell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
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83 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Jean Harlow's husband of two months, producer Paul Bern, committed suicide during the Labor Day break in the production. Although she was absent for 10 days following his death, scenes were shot around her and the movie was completed on schedule.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (1993) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wild OrchidsSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Gable, Harlow and Astor make for one good film, 9 September 2005
Author: Matthew Dickson from Denton, TX

A pretty good movie. Red Dust is one of the films that made Clark Gable a star and it's easy to see why. In it, he plays the kind of likable rogue character that audiences would come to know him as. Gable is Dennis Carson, the operator of a rubber plantation in Indochina, who is all business until his world is turned upside down by two women. First Vantine Jefferson (Jean Harlow), a prostitute looking for a place to lie low arrives. Then a prospector and his wife, Barbara (Mary Astor), show up at the plantation. Both women are unwelcome intruders into Carson's world at first, but soon they each end up igniting his desire. Fooling around with the floozy Vantine is easy, but things get complicated when Carson's eye falls on the married Barbara. With his more than questionable actions, any other actor might have been completely unlikeable in the role, but Gable somehow pulls it off. Harlow and Astor also give very good performances. It helps that the heavy subject matter and brash duologue, adapted from a stage play, was not watered down too much for the screen version. Definitely a well made film worth seeing.

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