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Apr 17, 2020

Get excited about this one! In our MGM 1932 episode of The Studios Year by Year, the Culver City colossus hits its stride and proves that you don't need auteurs when you have scripts, directors, and stars. It's a Jean Harlow double feature, playing two wildly different characters in RED DUST (dir. Victor Fleming) and RED-HEADED WOMAN (dir. Jack Conway). In addition to Harlow, we discuss '30s screenwriters, Clark Gable's evolving persona, and MGM's vs. Warner Bros.' treatment of the sexual social climber.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          Red Dust (dir: Victor Fleming)

0h 49m 02s:          Red-Headed Woman (dir. Jack Conway)


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