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Red Dust (1932) Poster

(1932)

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During filming of the famous rainbarrel sequence, Jean Harlow reportedly stood up - topless - and called out something along the lines of "one for the boys in the lab!" Director Victor Fleming quickly removed the film from the camera to prevent any footage from reaching the black market.
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.
Joan Crawford was initially cast opposite Clark Gable but MGM removed her to end the affair she was having with Gable.
Clark Gable also starred in the 1953 remake Mogambo (1953).
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.
Jean Harlow's famous rain-barrel bath is recreated in her film Bombshell (1933).
Second of six movie pairings of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow.
'' Red Dust '' was the fourth most popular movie at the U.S. box office for 1932.
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The original play first opened in New York on 2 January 1928.
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Greta Garbo was originally cast as Vantine. But when the script underwent drastic re-writes, the role was recast with Jean Harlow.
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 6, 1940 with Clark Gable reprising his film role.
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Chapter Four of "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole refers to "Red Dust" as the movie his parents had seen on the night they conceived the novel's protagonist, Ignatius J. Reilly.
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