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She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, History | 9 February 1933 (USA)
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.



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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »



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Complete credited cast:
Chick Clark
Serge Stanieff
Gus Jordan (as Noah Beery Sr.)
David Landau ...
Dan Flynn
Russian Rita
Spider Kane
Tammany Young ...
Chuck Connors
Rag Time Kelly
Grace La Rue ...
Doheney (as Robert E. Homans)


New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more men friends than you can imagine, unfortunately one of them is a vicious criminal who's escaped and is on the way to see "his" girl, not realizing she hasn't exactly been faithful in his absence. Help is at hand in the form of young Captain Cummings, a local temperance league leader, though. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Release Date:

9 February 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diamond Lady  »

Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


At 66 minutes, this is the shortest movie to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. See more »


Lou's hands are at her side when she starts the "Frankie and Johnny" song, but on her hips in the next cut when seen from behind. See more »


Captain Cummings: You bad girl.
Lady Lou: Mmm, you find out.
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Referenced in Fuck (2005) See more »


When You and I Were Young, Maggie
(1866) (uncredited)
Music by J.A. Butterfield
Part of a medley of music in the opening scenes
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Pre-Hays Code West in full flow
19 July 1999 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

One of the very few Mae West movies that escaped the butchery of Hays censorship, this film is 70% filler, but when Miss West steps into the picture, her star quality just explodes out of the screen. Every drawled line is loaded with smutty innuendo, every man would sell his soul for her. West plays a woman who makes no secret of enjoying sex, nor of her willingness to use men as playthings who also buy her diamonds. in 1933 she already had conventional gender politics standing on its head, and was funnier and sexier than everyone else in Hollywood put together. If you never understood why Mae West achieved lasting fame, watch this to see a natural star at work, making it all look so easy.

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