Red Dust
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Red Dust was lensed almost entirely on MGM's back lot; even so, we are utterly convinced that the film takes place in Indochina (never mind that everyone pronounces "Saigon" as Say-gone). Even more importantly, the audience never doubts for one moment that the relationship between "hero" Clark Gable and "heroine" Jean Harlow has gone far beyond the meaningful-glances stage. Gable plays the overseer of a rubber plantation, whiling away the hot, lonely nights with his drunken assistant Tully Marshall. Donald Crisp, another of Gable's cohorts, arrives by boat… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gable, Harlow and a Rain Barrel. You don't need anything else."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Everything you don't expect from that most conservative of studios Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is rough, brief, to the point and gleefully trashy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Smoldering."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Gable and Harlow sizzle, and she looks great in a barrel."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Great performances from the stars."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Red Dust (1932) is the earliest of the Clark Gable/Jean Harlow films. Vantine (Jean Harlow), an earthy, sexy, wise-cracking, platinum blonde prostitute,"
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
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