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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 »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(13 articles)
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Pre-Code Hollywood 2: Music, Comedy, Action and Adventure
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One of My Favorite Pre-Code Films 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:
Joan Crawford was initially cast opposite Clark Gable but MGM removed her to end the affair she was having with Gable.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:
McQuarg:If it was the summer of 1894, I'd play games with you, sister. But life is much simpler now.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Appassionato in A MinorSee more »

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39 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
One of My Favorite Pre-Code Films, 4 June 2003
Author: Claire (cng4) from Los Angeles, CA

To me this is one of the films that defined the Pre-Code Era. Complete with prostitution, adultery, sex as a major plot point, partial nudity (well, much more than was allowed during the Code enforcement), drunkenness, and strong women characters, this film has it all. Plus, it has an extremely engaging storyline, interesting setting, and an explanation of how rubber is made. Aside from the racism present, this film is great. One of the most interesting things about this film, which I have studied a great deal as a part of my senior thesis in undergrad film school, is the freshness of the dialogue. Coming only a few years after the addition of sound to films I was shocked to find how fun and refreshing the dialogue was. Whereas lots of films these days disappoint me in that the dialogue is so overly cliched and stale, Red Dust has lines about favorite cheeses and stories read about bunnies-- how fun!

All and all, this movie is terrific. Clark is as virile as anything and Jean Harlow is full of strength and sass and dimensions-- just a great female character. And hell if she isn't going to fight for her man! Mary Astor's character is also very well done as we see and believe that Clark is just so tempted by her and she by him. I recommend this movie to anyone and everyone-- It's a 120 times better than its remake, Mogambo, which despite Gable's presence just totally loses everything that Red Dust had.

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