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Too Hot to Handle (1938)

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

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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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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Loy's character is a thinly-veiled reference to Amelia Earhart who had disappeared the previous year. 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

Joselito 'José' Estanza, Hunter's soundman: [to Chris, referring to their suspicious native guide] Look, Boss, I don't like this. He smile like the canary that swallow up the cat.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
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Masterpiece
6 July 2004 | by albertoavioSee all my reviews

When I saw the first time this movie I was a teenager and now after 15 years I have the same feelings, it's a masterpiece, really a great movie of the '30s. Yes I'm a fan of Clark Gable and Myrna Loy. Everybody can enjoy the speech the timing, the screenplay. Gable at his best, don't forget that in '38 Gable and Loy were nominated King and Queen of Hollywood. Why?

Just watch the movie and immediately realized!Let's have a lot of fun and malencony of a period that will never come back again.

Walter Connoly was a great actor and his part of journalist was remarkable.

Really a must to see for all of you who like the golden period of Hollywood and the movies of his king and queen.


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