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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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Storyline

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

Considerable problems arose with the censors, mostly about the suggestive lines in some of the songs. The song "Nobody Loves Me Like a Dallas Man" was originally "Nobody Does It Like a Dallas Man". After the songs were toned down, the Hays office approved the film, and it was passed by the National Board of Review. See more »

Goofs

During closeup when Tira sorts through a pile of phonograph records with different titles (That Dallas Man, That Frisco Man, etc.), all the labels have same serial number. See more »

Quotes

Rajah the Fortune Teller: You were born in August.
Tira: Yeah, one of the hot months.
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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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Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game: Part 2 (1998) 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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West's masterpiece
3 November 1999 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

This movie, which West had complete creative control over, is her masterpiece. While 'She Done Him Wrong' is uneven and confusing 'I'm no Angel' is brilliant throughout. West is all woman without a bit of cat or mouse, and there is delicious chemistry between West and Grant (although this movie was made the same year as 'I'm no Angel', Grant looks older and his acting is stronger). And as much fun as it is to see masters at work in 'My Little Chickadee' (and imagine West and Feilds writing together), this movie outshines even that. If you want to know what Mae West is all about, this is the film to see.


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