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Director:
Writers:
Mae West (story)
Mae West (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 October 1933 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"Come up and see me sometime - any time!" See more »
Plot:
The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
When I'm Good, I'm Very Good. But, When I'm Bad... I'm Better See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mae West ... Tira

Cary Grant ... Jack Clayton
Gregory Ratoff ... Benny Pinkowitz

Edward Arnold ... Big Bill Barton
Ralf Harolde ... Slick Wiley
Kent Taylor ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bobby Barber ... Man In Crowd (uncredited)
Eddie Borden ... Carnival Sideshow Spectator (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Omnes (uncredited)
Morrie Cohan ... Bartons Chauffeur (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Sailor at Circus (uncredited)
Ray Cooke ... Sailor at Circus (uncredited)
Nell Craig ... Mrs. Bond (uncredited)
Nigel De Brulier ... Rajah the Fortune Teller (uncredited)
Mahlon Hamilton ... Sideshow Spectator (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ... Joe - Animal Keeper (uncredited)
Tom London ... Sideshow Spectator (uncredited)

Hattie McDaniel ... Tira's Maid-Manicurist (uncredited)
Robert McKenzie ... Man at Rooming House (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)

Nat Pendleton ... Harry - Acrobat (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Sideshow Spectator (uncredited)

Irving Pichel ... Bob - Clayton's Attorney (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Courtroom Extra (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Lawyer at Courtroom Defense Table (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ... Mrs. Fletcher (uncredited)
Walter Walker ... Judge (uncredited)
Duke York ... Sideshow Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Wesley Ruggles 
 
Writing credits
Mae West (story)

Mae West (screenplay)

Mae West (dialogue)

Lowell Brentano (suggestions)

Produced by
William LeBaron .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Herman Hand (uncredited)
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
Rudolph G. Kopp (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Leo Tover 
 
Film Editing by
Otho Lovering (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
Bernard Herzbrun (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
F.E. Dine .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
Philip Wisdom .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Karl Hajos .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harlan Thompson .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Passed (original rating) | USA:Not Rated (video rating)

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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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:I see a change of position.
Tira:Sitting or reclining?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Want You, I Need YouSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
When I'm Good, I'm Very Good. But, When I'm Bad... I'm Better, 1 July 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The dancer and lion tamer of a circus Tira (Mae West) meets with an admirer at a hotel room and her lover, the pickpocket Slick Wiley (Ralf Harolde) try to steal the man and hits his head with a bottle. Slick believes that he had killed the man and flees, but he is arrested by the police.

Tira fears to be betrayed by Slick and asks for a loan to Big Bill Barton (Edward Arnold) to leave the place. However, he offers her the money provided she accepts to put her head into the mouth of a lion. The show is a success and the circus move to New York, where the millionaire Kirk Lawrence (Kent Taylor), who is engaged but becomes her "protector", giving expensive gifts to Tira. But when she meets Kirk's partner Jack Clayton (Cary Grant), they fall in love with each other and decide to get married. But Big Bill does not want to lose his great attraction and plots a scheme with Slick to call off the engagement of Clayton and Tira.

"I'm No Angel" is one of the most important films of the controversial Mae West, the actress who saved Paramount Pictures from bankruptcy after the Great Depression. This actress was responsible for the censorship code in Hollywood and her malicious quotes are great. For example, "When I'm Good, I'm Very Good. But, When I'm Bad... I'm Better"; or the song "No One Does It Like a Dallas Man", that was forced to be changed "No One Loves Me Like a Dallas Man". My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Santa Não Sou" ("Saint I am not")

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