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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

Or maybe it's this cheese.

Oh, gorgonzola!

My favorite tango!

Mr. Denny, you no want eat?

No, clear this stuff.

You won't grow up to be

a big strong boy like

grandpa here if you don't

eat your din-din, Fred.

Say listen, Lily, as long as you've got

to use it, the name's Dennis Carson.

Okay, Fred.

This name is Vantine,

as long as you've got to use it.

Don't worry, I won't

have much occasion to.

Nice light-hearted

little fellow, isn't he?

We've had a hard day's

work, Vantine.

What else do you do besides work?

Don't you know any games?

If it was the summer of 1894,

I'd play games with you, sister.

But life is much simpler now.

I bet you painted

your hometown red!

I'll say I did.

Good night, Denny.

- Good night, Mac.

- Good night.

Here... Cut that out

and eat something.

You'll just get stewed.

- I never get stewed.

What if I did?

Would it turn your hair gray?

No, but it'll put red spots

on your liver.

Especially if you don't

eat something.

Come on, big boy, I know

you've had a hard day in the office.

Get out of here!

Put the rest of that cheese in your

mouth, where it'll do the most good.

I'll go quietly, officer.

That's roquefort,

the other's gorgonzola.

- I happen to like roquefort.

- I like gorgonzola.

Is there any brand that would

stop you from talking?

I'll order a ton of it.

I'll keep quiet.

You know you wouldn't like roquefort

if you knew the way it was made.

They've got a whole town that does nothing

but make roquefort somewhere in France.

I was reading about it

the other day.

It comes from sheep's milk,

did you know that?

And they do the rottenest

things to the sheep...

Ewes, don't they call 'em?

Before they milk them, the sheep people

slap them all around underneath

to make the milk thicker and

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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…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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