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Too Hot to Handle (1938)

Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazon rainforest.

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Laurence Stallings (screen play), John Lee Mahin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Chris Hunter
Myrna Loy ... Alma Harding
Walter Pidgeon ... Bill Dennis
Walter Connolly ... 'Gabby' MacArthur
Leo Carrillo ... Joselito
Johnny Hines ... Parsons
Virginia Weidler ... Hulda
Betty Ross Clarke ... Mrs. Harding
Henry Kolker ... 'Pearly' Todd
Marjorie Main ... Miss Wayne
Gregory Gaye ... 'Popoff'
Al Shean ... Gumpert
Willie Fung ... Willie
Lillie Mui Lillie Mui ... 'Tootsie'
Patsy O'Connor 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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LOVE IN ACTION on Land, Sea and Air! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The war in China they are covering is the Sino-Japanese War (1937-45). See more »

Goofs

There would not be any electricity in the jungle to run the bright, powerful projector used by Chris to intimidate the natives. See more »

Quotes

Alma Harding: [Referring to macArthur's change of mood] Well, I never saw weather clear up quicker. This business must be alittle like an insane asylum.
Miss Kitty Wayne: It's nice though. You don't realize you're in the violent ward until you're stuck to the bed.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. 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 johnmichaelmSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 September 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let 'Em All Talk See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,564,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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