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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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Arguably Mae West's best film See more (29 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:
[after he reads her fortune, Rajah gives Tira the horoscope he has prepared for her]
Rajah the Fortune Teller:Keep this where you may consult it frequently.
Tira:Alright, I'll take it to bed with me.
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I Found a New Way to Go to TownSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Arguably Mae West's best film, 20 April 2006
Author: robb_772 from United States

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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