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Mae West (story)
Mae West (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 October 1933 (USA) See more »
"Come up and see me sometime - any time!" See more »
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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"It Ain't The Men In My Life, It's Life In My Men" See more (29 total) »


  (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)
Jack Pennick ... Carny on spotlight (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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.See more »
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 »
Tira:Come on, can't you hurry up and get that thing fixed? I gotta get back. I'm expecting Mr. Clayton at the apartment.
Bartons Chauffeur:I'm doing the best I can, ma'am.
Tira:Yeah, your best is no good. Try doing your worst.
Bartons Chauffeur:Yes, ma'am.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 (1933)See more »
That Dallas ManSee more »


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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
"It Ain't The Men In My Life, It's Life In My Men", 18 July 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

When Mae West selected a young contract player from Paramount named Cary Grant as her leading man, a star was definitely born. But make no mistake about it, this film and She Done Him Wrong are her films and no one else's

In I'm No Angel Mae spends the entire time of the film proving she definitely ain't. Every man in the film is completely captivated by her free and easy sexuality. As this was pre-Code you have to listen hard to the dialog because Mae comes out with a gem every five minutes or so.

Mae's a circus performer here and after her manager Edward Arnold persuades her to stick her head in a lion's mouth, her gate attraction increases with her notoriety. Young millionaire Cary Grant is the last of several in the film captivated by her. She's falling for him to, but Arnold breaks it up for his own reasons.

The end of the film is a breach of promise suit brought by Mae against Cary and when she takes over the cross examination of the witnesses the results are a comedy milestone. Not that her lawyer, Gregory Ratoff, isn't capable enough, but he's rather distracted by her as well. Ratoff's performance in fact is the best one among the supporting cast.

I'm No Angel is arguably Mae West's best film and I'm not one to argue.

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