Red Dust

Synopsis: Conditions are spartan on Dennis Carson's Indochina rubber plantation during a dusty dry monsoon. The latest boat upriver brings Carson an unwelcome guest: Vantine, a floozy from Saigon, hoping to evade the police by a stay upcountry. But Carson, initially uninterested, soon succumbs to Vantine's ostentatious charms...until the arrival of surveyor Gary Willis, ill with malaria, and his refined but sensuous wife Barbara. Now the rains begin, and passion flows like water...
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Victor Fleming
Production: MGM
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
PASSED
Year:
1932
83 min
171 Views


You was born smelling rubber

and sweating to get it

and you'll die that way.

You think so?

Do you think I'll spend my

whole life in this dry rot

just so the rest of the world

can ride around on balloon tires?

- Sure you will.

- Who says so?

Why should I spend the rest of my

days worrying about guys like Guidon?

Kicking a herd of crawling

coolies around...

fighting fever...

swallowing dust one month,

wading in mud the next,

just so some old woman can take

her hot water bottle to bed with her?

Yeah and just as long as

there's one baby in the world

to suck on a rubber nipple.

Now, listen, Dennis, you've got

your yearly case of nerves.

Now why don't you go

down to Saigon and...

to blow the lid off?

Get a laugh out of your liquor?

With this outfit running away as it is,

how am I going to get to Saigon?

Well, as a matter of fact, what came up

from Saigon isn't so bad-looking.

I've been looking at her kind

ever since my voice changed.

Let's lay off tomorrow,

and knock that fellow over.

I never got time.

Don't mind me, boys.

I'm just restless.

Hello, Polly.

I thought you were

going back to sleep.

Not with that alley cat

yodelling out there.

Guess I'm not used to

sleeping nights anyway.

Listen.

Tomorrow you and Guidon see about

clearing a road down to that creek area.

I thought you were

going to let that wait

until that new

survey engineer fellow...

- You mean Willis?

- Yeah.

He's due on Limey's

next trip up, isn't he?

Yes, but I'm not counting on him.

Probably some textbook

ingenue like the last one.

What's Polly's name?

She never had one.

Well I'll have to tend to that.

You can't have a poor

bird without a name.

You just tend to minding

your own business.

This place certainly reeks of

hospitality and good cheer.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

John Lee Mahin

John Lee Mahin (August 23, 1902, Evanston, Illinois – April 18, 1984, Los Angeles) was an American screenwriter and producer of films who was active in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1960s. He was known as the favorite writer of Clark Gable and Victor Fleming. In the words of one profile, he had "a flair for rousing adventure material, and at the same time he wrote some of the raciest and most sophisticated sexual comedies of that period." more…

All John Lee Mahin scripts | John Lee Mahin Scripts

FAVORITE (1 fan)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Red Dust" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 27 Jul 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/red_dust_16688>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Red Dust

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    Browse Scripts.com

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.