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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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Red Dust (1932)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 23, 2018 From 4 Star Films

My earliest recollection of knowing anything about Red Dust comes from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces where it’s recounted how the feckless oaf of a main character was born soon after his parents saw the picture being so caught up in the throes of Gable and Harlow’s cinematic passion.... Read full article


Red Dust (1932)

By Carol Martinheira on Oct 4, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Red Dust (1932) On October 4, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized Jean Harlow and Clark Gable. Two of the hottest people who ever lived. Add to that the earthy beauty of Mary Astor and you got yourself one steamy picture! Dennis Carson (Gable), the owner of the rubber planta... Read full article


TCM PRE-CODE FRIDAYS: The Women of RED DUST (1932)

By Lara on Sep 12, 2014 From Backlots

All September long, TCM is shining the spotlight on those films made during the illustrious years of 1929-1934, the saucy and seductive era we call “pre-Code.” In the days prior to codified morality on film, writers and filmmakers were free to tell the stories they thought their audience... Read full article


90 Years of MGM- 1932’s Red Dust and 1953’s Mogambo

By Orson De Welles on Jun 26, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!The battle of the sexes! The battle of the gorillas! These two films basically follow the same general plot but as pieces of entertainment are as different as a hurricane and a drought. And, although this is a reposting of an old post from a few years ago, we have one important change to ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: RED DUST (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 24, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Steamy Pre-Code sensuality drives the plot of Victor Fleming’s Red Dust (1932), in which Clark Gable and Jean Harlow prove the powder keg appeal of their onscreen chemistry. The story unfolds against the equally heated backdrop of an exotic tropical location, where tigers and torrential rains ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Vantine: What you been eatin', cement?


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.


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


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Facts about

The original play first opened in New York on 2 January 1928.
Jean Harlow's famous rain-barrel bath is recreated in her film Bombshell.
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.
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Released 1932
Inducted 2006
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