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Besides the racy story, Red Dust has the benefit of an excellent cast, all in top form here. Harlow is sexy and full of personality here as Vantine. She has plenty of great quips, and her comedic timing with Willie Fung is excellent. Gable is Gable, strong and masculine as ever and taking no prisoners. Despite his tough exterior and his unapologetic tendency to use and abuse women, it is hard not to find him attractive. Astor is vulnerable and suseptible to his advances, but convincingly toggles between her lust for him and her love for her husband (Gene Raymond).
Red Dust is light years ahead of the remake also starring Gable called Mogambo. You'll find yourself watching it and re-watching it and never getting tired of it.
Mary Astor and Jean Harlow offer excellent performances as the women vying for Carson's love. Harlow utters some of her trademark zinger-quips and the movie is enlivened immensely by her presence. Also featuring Donald Crisp.
Later re-made in 1953 as MOGAMBO, with Clark Gable reprising his role opposite two new leading ladies (Ava Gardner in the Harlow role; Grace Kelly in the Astor role). RED DUST is a real masterpiece of melodrama, romance and action.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An early version of Mogambo. I loved it. Can recommend it highly to anyone who loves vintage movies. I will enjoy it for many years.Published 5 months ago by D. Duggan
Red Dust sees Clark Gable at his early best in this twice remade (as Congo Maisie and Mogambo) and much-imitated romantic triangle that sees him as a two-fisted rubber plantation... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Trevor Willsmer
Jean Harlow is fantastic, in this movie, she had some great one liners.Published 14 months ago by Samuel P. Harris