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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, 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


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


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Quotes from

Vantine: What you been eatin', cement?


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


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 Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 6, 1940 with Clark Gable reprising his film role.
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.
Greta Garbo was originally cast as Vantine. But when the script underwent drastic re-writes, the role was recast with Jean Harlow.
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National Film Registry

Red Dust

Released 1932
Inducted 2006
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