She Done Him Wrong (1933)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Chick Clark
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Gus Jordan (as Noah Beery Sr.)
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Dewey Robinson ...
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Tammany Young ...
Chuck Connors
Fuzzy Knight ...
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Grace Hamilton ...
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Louise Beavers ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

9 February 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diamond Lady  »

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$200,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shot in approximately three weeks. See more »


Shadow of camera moves against the back wall of Lady Lou's apartment while she and Sally are talking. See more »


[Lady Lou shares the latest photographs of herself]
Serge Stanieff: They are wonderful but, uh, I like best that marvelous painting of you in the bar.
Lady Lou: Oh, yeah, I gotta admit that is a flash, but I do wish Gus hadn't hung it up over the free lunch.
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One of the all time greats, and Mae's only Academy nod.
17 May 2000 | by (Sacramento) – See all my reviews

It appears that some modern day critics have forgotten what a great period film is all about. This very authentic replica of the Gay Nineties (1890s) is accurate right down to the horse hair furniture, gas lamps, Brooklyn accents and costumes. It was adapted from Mae West's Broadway hit "Diamond Lil" and coupled with West's other 1933 hit (I'm No Angel), saved Paramount from bankruptcy. The film was so loved by audiences that midnight showings were needed to accommodate the crowds, and it was so lurid that seven countries banned the film altogether. It was nominated for the best picture of 1933 and was West's favorite of all her twelve films. The film introduced the famed line (although it's uttered slightly different in the movie) "Come up and see me sometime." Some of Mae's funniest work is here, and she sings three great tunes. Edith Head did all the costumes and Lowell Sherman directed. Modern times have dulled the bluntness of this film, but be assured, it was an eye-popper in 1933.

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