Capital Celluloid 2020 – Day 47: Sun Feb 16

Red Dust (Fleming, 1932): Regent St Cinema, 5pm

This pre-Code classic, part of a season being screened at Regent St Cinema (details here) is showing from a 35mm print.

Mountain Express review:
Red Dust is something of an anomaly in that it’s everything you don’t expect from that most conservative of studios Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is rough, brief, to the point and gleefully trashy. The funny thing about MGM is that on the occasions when they went off the rails of “good taste,” they went off the rails with a vengeance — and presumably when Louis B. Mayer wasn’t looking. That’s certainly the case here with this very pre-code melodrama — with much comedy content — of sex and lust set on a rubber plantation in Indochina.
Ken Hanke 

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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