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Too Hot to Handle (1938)

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107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find the an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazon rainforest.
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Director
Writers
Laurence Stallings (screen play) | John Lee Mahin (screen play) | Len Hammond (based on a story by)
Cinematographer
Harold Rosson (photographed by)
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$ 1,564,000
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Release date
Sep 16, 1938 (United States)

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6.8 / 10 | 1,210 votes