Red Dust Overview:

Red Dust (1932) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Victor Fleming and produced by Hunt Stromberg and Irving Thalberg.

Red Dust was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2006.

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Mogambo (1953): John Ford Updates Red Dust

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 16, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Whether it’s apocryphal or not the term “Mogambo” is purported to be the Swahili word for “passion,” although it’s difficult to know if this was only hearsay propagated by westerners (now including myself). Regardless, it boasts an intriguing if altogether curious... Read full article


Red Dust (1932, Victor Fleming)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 1, 2019 From The Stop Button

I?m not sure how much would be different about Red Dust if the film weren?t so hideously racist, particularly when it comes to poor Willie Fung (as the houseboy), but at least it wouldn?t go out on such a nasty note. Especially since the finale, despite being contrived, at least plays to the film?s ... Read full article


Red Dust (1932, Victor Fleming)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 1, 2019 From The Stop Button

I?m not sure how much would be different about Red Dust if the film weren?t so hideously racist, particularly when it comes to poor Willie Fung (as the houseboy), but at least it wouldn?t go out on such a nasty note. Especially since the finale, despite being contrived, at least plays to the film?s ... Read full article


Red Dust (1932, Victor Fleming)

on Mar 1, 2019 From The Stop Button

I?m not sure how much would be different about Red Dust if the film weren?t so hideously racist, particularly when it comes to poor Willie Fung (as the houseboy), but at least it wouldn?t go out on such a nasty note. Especially since the finale, despite being contrived, at least plays to the film?s ... Read full article


Red Dust (1932, Victor Fleming)

on Mar 1, 2019 From The Stop Button

I?m not sure how much would be different about Red Dust if the film weren?t so hideously racist, particularly when it comes to poor Willie Fung (as the houseboy), but at least it wouldn?t go out on such a nasty note. Especially since the finale, despite being contrived, at least plays to the film?s ... Read full article


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Quotes from

McQuarg: If it was the summer of 1894, I'd play games with you, sister. But life is much simpler now.


Barbara Willis: That's a... a very polished little speech for a... barbarian.


Vantine: I thought we might run up a few curtains and make a batch of fudge while we were planning on what to wear to the country club dance Saturday night.


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Facts about

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.
The original play first opened in New York on 2 January 1928.
Clark Gable also starred in the 1953 remake Mogambo.
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Red Dust

Released 1932
Inducted 2006
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