Dir. Victor Fleming (1932). Pre-code and hopelessly un-PC, this bit of Indochinese erotic intrigue projects MGM star power at its finestwith Clark Gable as a charismatically brutish rubber planter, Jean Harlow as a hilariously sassy Saigon hooker, and Mary Astor as the classy society dame who falls. Its Harlow who elevates the movie beyond hokum; incredibly, the 21-year-old actresss husband committed suicide while the movie was in production.
Fri., March 5, 1, 4:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., March 6, 2:50 & 8 p.m., 2010