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I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 6 October 1933 (USA)
Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

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The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this attraction the circus makes it to New York and Tira can persue her dearest occupation: flirting with rich men and accepting expensive presents. Among the guys she searches the love of her life, from whom she only knows from a fortune-teller that he'll be rich and have black hair. When she finally meets him, she becomes a victim of intrigue. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A story about a gal who lost her reputation - and never missed it! See more »


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Ich bin kein Engel  »

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$225,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mae West's famous line in this film, "Beulah, peel me a grape," was inspired by West's pet monkey, Boogie. The monkey loved grapes, and one day West noticed that although he would eat grapes by the dozens, he would always peel the skin off each one before popping it into his mouth. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where she's firing that pistol: If I've counted correctly, she discharged eight shots from her six-shooter (without reloading). See more »

Quotes

Tira: Always remember, honey. A good motto is: "Take all you can get and give as little as possible". Don't forget, honey. Never let one man worry your mind. Find 'em, fool 'em and forget 'em!
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Crazy Credits

Before the Paramount logo appears on screen in the opening credits, a sign declares that the studio is an NRA (National Recovery Act) member with the text "We do our part" written beneath. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood Uncensored (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

That Dallas Man
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harvey Brooks
Lyrics by Gladys DuBois and Ben Ellison
Played on a record with Mae West Singing
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Arguably Mae West's best film
20 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considered by many to be Mae West's finest film appearance (with only 1933's SHE DONE HIM WRONG and 1940's MY LITTLE CHICKADEE even coming close), the legendary star of the stage and screen has rarely been in better form than in this seminal film. Based on her own stage hit, the film's storyline is naturally preposterous, but West and director Wesley Ruggles wisely keep the focus on the then-salty dialogue and the still hilarious word play. Although he doesn't make his first appearance until nearly two-third of the film is over, Cary Grant remains the ideal straight man to West's zany antics. The film moves at a brisk pace, and its concluding courtroom sequence is unarguably one of the funniest scenes in film comedy.


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