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Too Hot to Handle (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy | Adventure | Romance  -  16 September 1938 (USA)
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Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find the an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazonian Rain Forest.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Chris Hunter
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Alma Harding
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Bill Dennis
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'Gabby' MacArthur
Leo Carrillo ...
Joselito
Johnny Hines ...
Parsons
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Mrs. Harding
Henry Kolker ...
'Pearly' Todd
Marjorie Main ...
Miss Wayne
Gregory Gaye ...
'Popoff'
Al Shean ...
Gumpert
Willie Fung ...
Willie
Lillie Mui ...
'Tootsie'
Patsy O'Connor ...
'Fake' Hulda
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Storyline

Chris Hunter is a sly newsreel reporter. While in Shanghai doing reports on the Chinese-Japanese war, he meets pilot Alma Harding. At first she doesn't trust him, but by a trick he manages to get her hired as his assistant. During an adventurous expedition through the jungles of South America he manages to change her view of him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Release Date:

16 September 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer in China  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was one of MGM's biggest hit of the year. See more »

Goofs

When Chris is screening the raw footage of the plane crash, it is already completely edited with multiple camera angles and shot with various lenses, even though only one camera was supposedly used to film it, and the footage is supposed to be raw. See more »

Quotes

Christopher 'Chris' Hunter: [after putting on the headdress/mask of a native] Phew! The last guy that had this on was no easter lily!
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Crazy Credits

We wish to thank Her Majesty's Governor of Netherlands Guiana for permitting our expedition to enter the jungles of the Tottiekampu country. Our thanks also to Chief Moi of the Matawais tribe for allowing us to record for the first time the sights and sounds of the Djuka Fire Dance Ritual. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Another Romance of Celluloid (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Background music on the test film shown to natives
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good time movie!
18 February 2007 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was in my 20's, and thought it was incredibly funny, exciting, and totally out of the realm of believability. But in addition to all that, it was the magic between the characters that made it so much fun. Gable and Loy, A list stars who could carry any picture on their own, seemed to let their status go by the wayside as they just jelled on screen. Walter Pigeon was great as always, and every great character actor in the world was on board somewhere, it seemed, during it's 86 minutes or so... I loved it then, still do, and watch it once a year just because it makes me feel so good.


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