Red Dust

Oscar-winning Director Victor Fleming deftly orchestrates the script's tense drama and hilarious erotic comedy, helping Gable and Harlow turn Red Dust into pure gold.


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Genre:   Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Director:   Victor Fleming
Writers:   John Lee Mahin
Cast:   Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor, Donald C, Donald Crisp, Tully Marshall, Forrester Harvey, Willie Fung
Theatrical Release Date:   10/22/1932
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Red Dust
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (11)
  • Engaging characters (10)
  • Great cinematography (5)
  • High production value (5)
  • Original (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (9)
  • Adult viewers (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (14)

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5.0

Everything they say it is!

By arejay

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment

      Comments about Red Dust:

      How I made it this far without having seen this movie I'll never know; but I finally caught it on TCM, and it's as fabulous as its reputation. A film for grown-ups, with adventure, suspense, wit, and most definitely sex (not explicit, but unmistakeable), and two great, sizzling stars who were never better, hotter or more appealing. Mary Astor, too -- as beautiful as she ever was on film, terrific as the well-bred lady whose propriety is cracking from the effort to repress her passion. A classic film in every way.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Finest example of both Gable and Harlow

      By retired producer

      from Denver, Colorado

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Screen Classic

      Cons

      • Not Fully Restored

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • History Of Film Study

      Comments about Red Dust:

      This is probably THE Classic Clark Gable and Jean Harlow film and one of their very best collaborations during their brief association in the 1930's. It's not only still an engrossing story, but remains almost the perfect example of the story content that was possible in the Pre-Code Hollywood before strong censorship entered. Harlow plays the part of a "loose woman" or itinerant prostitute with a nonchalance of innocence that endeared her to the movie going world of the 1930's. Gable is at his masculine best as a plantation owner in Southeast Asia. The steamy atmosphere created by MGM's superb production values make the picture as fresh and approachable today as it was in the era of its first release.
      This has been a long awaited release of one of the most important Jean Harlow films and remains one of the two or three best of her unfortunately short career. Don't miss it!

       
      5.0

      great movie

      By Baron von Tecumseh

      from Holy Toledo Ohio

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • In The Car

        Comments about Red Dust:

        Folks waited a long time for this to come to DVD.I love this movie,Jean Harlow is at her best. And I think she looked the best in this movie,her and Gable were a good pairing!

         
        4.0

        I would buy this movie again and again.

        By None

        from Tomball, TX

        About Me Movie Buff

        Pros

        • Entertaining

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Travel

          Comments about Red Dust:

          I am so happy to be able get the older movies on DVD.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          " ONE FOR THE MONEY TWO FOR..."

          By J.Gabin

          from Pasadena, CA

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Comments about Red Dust:

          I found the picture quality quite acceptable regarding the age of the "film", but it's uneven in spots, with some softness and scratches,a few bad frames and the audio track is that 'good'
          Still very watchable print with good contrast, nice and sharp.
          HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Early sexy Gable/Harlow

          By RWeber

          from Springfield, Ohio

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Harlow In Water Barrell
          • High Production Value
          • Mary Astor Wonderful
          • Melodramatic
          • Original
          • Originally A Play
          • Original Mogambo
          • Pre-code Racy
          • Snappy Dialog

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • Campy
            • Compare To Mogambo
            • Gableharlow Team
            • Study Of Early 30s

            Comments about Red Dust:

            Very impressive early talkie, obviously from a stage play, but very interesting for performance, production, and morality discussions.

            At the time, pretty notoriously risque, but now still exciting, even if the production looks antique. The very best of the Gable/Harlow films, and a real curiosity of early thirties at Metro. Daring, one-of-a-kind, for this studio and this year.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Like Trapping Lightning In A Bottle.

            By Nick at Nite

            from San Mateo, CA

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • Original

            Cons

            • For The Classics Lover

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift

            Comments about Red Dust:

            Gable always felt director Victor Fleming was the perfect choice to replace George Cukor at the helm of "Gone With The Wind", a real man's man, who understood the insecure Gable better than anyone. Here, Fleming demonstrates that he was also apt when it came to bringing out the feminine wiles in the former sex goddess, Jean Harlow. And put together Gable and Harlow are sexual dynamite in pre-code Hollywood filmaking that has to be seen to be believed.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            For Adults Only

            By Bill

            from Lakewood, CO

            About Me Movie Buff

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Gable And Harlow

            Cons

            • Racism

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Red Dust:

            This adult story of lust in the jungle is just as potent today as it was 80 years ago. Gable and Harlow are marvelous, playing off each other perfectly and generating plenty of heat. Mary Astor's portrayal of the neurotic wife makes me wonder why two men would fight over her, but I'm probably in the minority, because she went on to play other neurotic women and eventually won an Oscar.

            The only real sour note in the movie is the blatant racism, as personified by the houseboy played by Willie Fung. These were the prejudices of 1932, but if you can recognize them as such and look past them, then you can enjoy the rest of this terrific film.

            I've always thought the laserdisc version of this movie looked pretty good, and I've wondered why it took so long for Warner to release it on DVD. Well, the improvement is noticeable, with a cleaner, more stable image and smoother sound.

            Overall, I give this movie a high recommendation, but remember...it's not for kids,

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One of Harlow's best films!

            By Robert

            from NYC

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home

              Comments about Red Dust:

              This is one of my favorite Harlow films. Nicely re-mastered, great picture and audio. Harlow and Gable were never better together than in RED DUST.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Riveting

              By Adrian

              from Malibu, CA

              About Me Avid Moviegoer

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Red Dust:

              Excellent, riveting; Jean Harlow is and will always remain a beauty from inside out and and the first most adored Hollywood and public's darling. I enthusiastically and wholeheartedly join them.

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