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

then they put it in a cave and...

I don't care where it's made

or who slaps who.

All I want you to do...

- You don't have to snarl about it.

There are a lot of people who would be mighty

interested to know how they slap cheese...

I'm not interested in cheese.

You said you liked roquefort

and I was just telling you

how they slap it out...

You want me to slap you

out of this room?

You and what man's army?

If you don't keep quiet I'm gonna

lock you up in one of the outhouses.

What would you think of that?

I'd still like roquefort.

I mean gorgonzola!

There, I knew you had

a laugh in you, that's perfect.

Shake and go to the

head of your class.

Now wait a minute, Fred.

Come here.


You talk too much, but

you're a cute little trick at that.

Why haven't you been around before?

You change your mind quick enough.

Your hair's always been that color?

Always been a towhead.

And you always shut

your face off that way?

Well, I like that!

Hello, Lily!

Hello, Lily!


Goodbye, Denny.

Goodbye, kid.

It's been nice having you.

- Where's the rest of that beer lot?

- Coming up!

Gee, Denny, I don't want

any ceremony but...


turn around and give me the works.


Oh, I'm forgetting the expenses, huh?

Oh, Denny, no.

- What's the matter?

- Please, don't.

This wasn't like that.

Where's that fellow, Willis?

Did you bring him?

He's in the port cabin.

Here you are, kid.

It isn't half enough.

But when I get down to Saigon,

there'll be more.

Keep your chin up.


- Mr. Carson?

- Right.

Gary Willis, I take it.

Got any more luggage?


Babs, this is Mr. Carson.

My wife.

Your who?

Mrs. Willis.

- Oh. How do you do?

- Well, thank you.

A rather longer trip

than we expected.

What's the matter?


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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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