Red Dust (1932)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Lien-Hang Nguyen, Ron Simon, Dale Gregory
Fri, November 17th, 2017 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

Red Dust (1932)
In this classic romantic drama, a rubber plantation owner in colonial French Indochina becomes embroiled in a love triangle. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Mary Astor. 83 min.


Lien-Hang Nguyen is Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia at Columbia University. Ron Simon is Curator of Television and Radio at the Paley Center for Media. Dale Gregory is Vice President for Public Programs at the New-York Historical Society. 

Program Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fredrik Logevall is no longer available to participate in this program.


Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society Members receive priority.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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