Ace newsreel cameramen Chris Hunter (Clark Gable) and Bill Dennis (Walter Pidgeon) cover the glove, cracking wise and trying to scoop each other on the biggest stories in the hottest hot spots. But they’re rivals in more than work. They both love a fearless aviatrix (Myrna Loy) who may be Too Hot to Handle. Five months after ticket sales for their Test Pilot zoomed into the wild blue yonder, Hollywood King and Queen (chosen in a nationwide poll) Gable and Loy reigned in this half-screwball, half-adventure classic. The charisma is irresistible. The story races from China to New York to South American jungles. And the only thing faster than the action is that breathless, snappy, smart 30s dialogue. Fasten your seatbelt!

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Too Hot To Handle (1938)

Adventure/Romance/Drama/Comedy

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Ace newsreel cameramen Chris Hunter (Clark Gable) and Bill Dennis (Walter Pidgeon) cover the glove, cracking wise and trying to scoop each other on the biggest stories in the hottest hot spots. But they’re rivals in more than work. They both love a fearless aviatrix (Myrna Loy) who may be Too Hot to Handle. Five months after ticket sales for their Test Pilot zoomed into the wild blue yonder, Hollywood King and Queen (chosen in a nationwide poll) Gable and Loy reigned in this half-screwball, half-adventure classic. The charisma is irresistible. The story races from China to New York to South American jungles. And the only thing faster than the action is that breathless, snappy, smart 30s dialogue. Fasten your seatbelt!

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Cast
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Clark Gable

Christopher 'Chris' Hunter
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Myrna Loy

Alma Harding
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Walter Pidgeon

William O. 'Bill' Dennis
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Walter Connolly

Arthur 'Gabby' MacArthur, Union Newsreel chief
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Leo Carrillo

Joselito 'José' Estanza, Hunter's soundman
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Johnny Hines

Mr. Parsons, Dennis' associate
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Virginia Weidler

Hulda Harding, Alma's niece
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Betty Ross Clarke

Mrs. Ruth Harding
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Henry Kolker

'Pearly' Todd, Atlas Newsreel chief
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Marjorie Main

Miss Kitty Wayne
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Gregory Gaye

Popoff
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Al Shean

'Gumpy' Gumpert
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Willie Fung

Willie
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Lillie Mui

Tootsie
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Patsy O'Connor

'Fake' Hulda
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Ernie Alexander

Projectionist (uncredited)
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Eddie Arden

Cycle Messenger (uncredited)
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Max Barwyn

Waiter (uncredited)
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Barbara Bedford

MacArthur's Secretary (uncredited)
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Margaret Bert

Office Worker (uncredited)
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William Broadus

Medicine Man (uncredited)
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Ralph Bushman

Newsreel Man (uncredited)
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Bill Carey

Elevator Boy (uncredited)
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Thomas Carr

Man (uncredited)
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Steve Carruthers

Coast Guard Radio Operator (uncredited)
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Luke Chan

Wong (uncredited)
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Lane Chandler

Cameraman (uncredited)
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Naomi Childers

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Ray Cooke

Cycle Messenger (uncredited)
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Nick Copeland

Still Cameraman (uncredited)
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DeForest Covan

South American Fire Dancer (uncredited)
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Nell Craig

Todd's Secretary (uncredited)
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Joseph Crehan

First Advertising Man (uncredited)
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Hal K. Dawson

Film Cutter (uncredited)
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Drew Demorest

Still Cameraman (uncredited)
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John Dilson

Film Developing Laboratory Foreman (uncredited)
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Mimi Doyle

Sob Sister (uncredited)
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Charles Dunbar

Expressman (uncredited)
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Eddie Dunn

Newsreel Man (uncredited)
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William R. Dunn

Native Chief (uncredited)
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Frank Faylen

Assistant Dubber (uncredited)
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James Flavin

Young Reporter (uncredited)
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Harry Fleischmann

Newsreel Man (uncredited)
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Jessie Fung

Chinese Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Chester Gan

Chinese Sergeant (uncredited)
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Natalie Garson

Stewardess (uncredited)
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John Hamilton

Mr. Fairfield (uncredited)
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Selmer Jackson

Coast Guard Captain (uncredited)
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Robert Emmett Keane

Foreign Editor (uncredited)
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David Kerman

Still Cameraman (uncredited)
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Paul King

Bellhop (uncredited)
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Paul Kruger

Policeman (uncredited)
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Eddie Lee

Chinese Officer (uncredited)
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Richard Loo

Charlie (uncredited)
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George Lynn

Harry Harding (uncredited)
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Wilbur Mar

Chinese Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Chris-Pin Martin

Pedro (uncredited)
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Philo McCullough

Cameraman (uncredited)
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Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart

Cycle Messenger (uncredited)
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Buddy Messinger

Cycle Messenger (uncredited)
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Walter Miller

First Flyer (uncredited)
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Roger Moore

Still Cameraman (uncredited)
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Alberto Morin

Newsreel Man (uncredited)
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Ken Nolan

Reporter (uncredited)
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Ted Oliver

Newsreel Man (uncredited)
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Eddie Parker

Coast Guard Attendant (uncredited)
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Franklin Parker

Attendant (uncredited)
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Edward Peil Sr.

Newsreel Man (uncredited)
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Lee Phelps

Policeman (uncredited)
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Aileen Pringle

Mrs. Arthur MacArthur (uncredited)
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Jack Richardson

Reporter (uncredited)
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Cyril Ring

Cameraman (uncredited)
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Don Roberts

Reporter (uncredited)
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Morgan Roberts

Medicine Man (uncredited)
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William Royle

Second Flyer (uncredited)
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Charles Sherlock

Cameraman (uncredited)
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Buster Slaven

Second Newsboy (uncredited)
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Edwin Stanley

Second Advertising Man (uncredited)
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Charles Sullivan

Gunman (uncredited)
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Stanley Taylor

Newsreel Man (uncredited)
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Phillip Terry

San Francisco Airport Official (uncredited)
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Frank Tomick

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Harry Tyler

Newsreel Man (uncredited)
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Monte Vandergrift

Policeman (uncredited)
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Ray Walker

Wally--Sound Mixer (uncredited)
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Blue Washington

Native (uncredited)
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George Webb

Mr. Rodney--Lawyer (uncredited)
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Robert Whitney

Newsreel Man (uncredited)
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Josephine Whittell

'Fake' Mrs. Harding (uncredited)
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Martin Wilkins

Native Guide (uncredited)
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Ernest Wilson

Medicine Man (uncredited)
Crew
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Jack Conway

Director
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Len Hammond

Writer
Disc Releases
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Too Hot To Handle

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/8/2011

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