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

Gary's been feeling the heat

a little more than usual today.

- Oh, I'm all right.

- Take it up to the house.

Mr. Carson will see that you

run a nice cold tub, darling.

He looks like he's

ready for one himself.

Thanks, dear.

This is Mac, Mr. and Mrs. Willis.

How do you do.

This way, lad.

We'll get the duffel up.

My, it's good to be here!

Where's the plantation?

That's it.

- I mean the main house.

- That's it.

Why? Is it a big shock to you?

Well, of course,

I haven't been inside yet.

Well, you're a big shock to me.

What do you mean?

I didn't expect you at all.

Gary darling, wait a moment.

- Kind of rustic and

pioneering, isn't it? - Yes.

- We can't live the rest of our lives in

the bridal suite, darling. - No.

But where do you take a bath?

Would the lady like to

take a bath? I show you.


Pretty lady just take off clothes.

Hold the water top side of head.

Water goes all over.

But isn't there any curtain?

No, no curtain. Take a bath,

talk with people in here, same time.

That will be fixed, darling.

- Where's our room?

- Follow Hoy.

Nice room, very nice.

Nice room. Very nice.

- That's all.

- All right, me come again.

Babs, I didn't know it was

going to be like this.

I may as well face it,

this is no place for you.

Here now, any place

is my place, where you are.

And I'll put a curtain

on that bath place,

I'm gonna get a broom, and some

soap and water for this room...

And I'll...

Why darling, what's the matter?

Here now, you're all worried and

hot and excited, all at once,

and that's bad. Take your

coat off and lie down.

Heat never hit me like this before.

It's gone now.

Men think they can stand anything.

Gosh. You think we can

stand this bed?

Who else is going to?

Pardon me.

I feel like a fool,

landing here this way.

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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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