Red Dust

Red Dust ★★★

This movie exists as a charm-off between it's 3 leads and not much more. Gable, Harlow, and Astor all give spectacular performances and show why they were the top of their game at the time. I was particularly impressed by Harlow, navigating her bad-girl persona while still being down to earth and funny. Gable similarly is irresistibly charming. The plot is nothing to write home about, though the setting allowed for an isolated character study, and the pre-code nature allowed them to explore more immoral themes and outcomes.

Solid, but probably won't be watching again.