Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 218: Mon Aug 8

Red Dust (Fleming, 1932): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.20pm

This pre-Code classicis part of a season being screened at the Prince Charles Cinema (details here).

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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