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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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Gregory Ratoff ...
Benny Pinkowitz
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Big Bill Barton
Ralf Harolde ...
Slick Wiley
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Kirk Lawrence
Gertrude Michael ...
Alicia Hatton
Russell Hopton ...
'Flea' Madigan
Dorothy Peterson ...
Thelma
William B. Davidson ...
Ernest Brown (as Wm. B. Davidson)
Gertrude Howard ...
Beulah Thorndyke
Libby Taylor ...
Libby (Tira's hairdressing maid)
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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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6 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Considered to be one of fifteen films that changed American cinema. 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

Rajah the Fortune Teller: I see a change of position.
Tira: Sitting or reclining?
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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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Spoofed in Roast-Beef and Movies (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm No Angel
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harvey Brooks
Lyrics by Gladys DuBois and Ben Ellison
Sung by Mae West at the end and during the closing credits
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First time I ever watched an entire Mae West movie.
29 March 2004 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

Knowing that I enjoy watching some of the older movies, a friend at work lent me a VHS copy of `I'm No Angel'. It's not really something I would have picked up on my own. I guess I had some preset ideas about Mae West movies. For some reason, unknown even to myself, this is the first time I ever watched an entire Mae West movie. What a pleasant surprise it was to find my preconceived notions were totally wrong. Cary Grant and Mae West were great together. Very good acting all the way around and some interesting characters really helped to make this a very enjoyable viewing. This movie had a bit of drama, lots of comedy, it was a bit of a musical, and had some romance. All of this was combined into a masterful blend to make this movie very entertaining. I was really surprised that the comedy was so effective for today's audience considering the movie was made 71 years ago. This was a very good movie that I recommend. Glad I watched it.


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