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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 without interference from the Production Code 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:
Second of five movie pairings of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow.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:
Barbara Willis:That's a... a very polished little speech for a... barbarian.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (1993) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)See more »

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60 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Gable & Harlow without interference from the Production Code, 30 August 2003
Author: (stwhite) from Indiana, USA

For those that have never seen a pre-Code film, RED DUST is a great film to begin with. It certainly isn't shy about dealing with adultery, prostitution, or heavy drinking. Although it was made over 70 years ago, it holds up extremely well by today's standards. This is due to a well written script that dealt with these subjects directly and wasn't restrained by the Production Code that was enacted 2 years later. Later films either didn't deal with this type of content or did so in a way that was ridiculous. It is also due to the performances of a rugged and virile Clark Gable and a strong willed and street smart Jean Harlow and a strong supporting cast. There is no doubt as to the sexual stamina of their two characters. We find this out early and often. One example is when Gable tucks money down Harlow's dress and says, "It's been nice having you." and spanks her behind. Most modern films would have shown a sex scene while films subject to the code would have treated its audience as children and made us aware in a ridiculous way that would satisfy the censors. The scene where he warns her against misusing the plumbing and attempts to pull her out of the water barrel(yes, she's naked, but we don't see the nudity) while the society woman he is trying to seduce watches on is hilarious. Clark Gable and Jean Harlow made one the better on screen couples of that time. It is a shame that her career was tragically cut short. I also enjoyed the scene where a frightened Mary Astor slaps him across the face for his indifference to the plight of her sick husband and he responds with a smug and confident grin. The movie also gives one an appreciation of the primitive conditions people lived in on a rubber plantation during that time. RED DUST is directed by Victor Fleming who would later direct THE WIZARD OF OZ and Clark Gable in GONE WITH THE WIND. People have complained that this film is racist, but need to realize that the world was a much different place in 1932 than in 2003. If you can do that, you'll probably enjoy this film. 9/10

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