Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "... See full summary »
Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ... See full summary »
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
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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. Its initial television broadcast took place in St. Louis Saturday evening 10 January 1959, following Going My Way (1944) on KMOX (Channel 4), but, perhaps because of bad timing, or just because of Mae West's and the film's past history and reputation, telecasts elsewhere remained few and far between. In Milwaukee, lucky televiewers got a look at it 4 April 1959, on the Late, Late, Show, following Spawn of the North (1938), and San Franciscans got to take a peek at it 6 June 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5), but Grand Rapids televiewers hand to wait until 28 April 1960 on WOOD (Channel 8); it was not aired in Chicago until 19 June 1961 on WBBM (Channel 2), at which time Chicago Tribune columnist Herb Lyon commented, "...with a few appropriate trims, we hope!" By late 1962 the airwaves had cleared sufficiently to allow its initial telecasts in New York City 8 October 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 15 October 1962 on WCAU (Channel 10), and, finally, in Los Angeles 16 November 1962 on KNXT (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 22 April 2008 as part of the Universal Cinema Classics series, again 19 April 2016 as one of 18 [Paramount] films in Universal's Cary Grant - The Vault Collection, and again 8 March 2016 as one of nine titles in Universal's Mae West: The Essential Collection. Since that time has also been a frequent flyer on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »
Gus and Lou talk about having gotten sally a job. Gus' hand is on the arm rest, but in the next shot he's lowering his hand from taking a drag on his cigarette. See more »
Well here it is legendary blonde-bombshell Mae West's smash hit screen version of her smash hit stage play Diamond Lil! It is a fine film to be sure. This movie has been selected by the American Film Institute as one of the best black and white movies of all time (it has also been recognized by other organizations like-wise).
Mae is fantastic in this comedy/drama about the escapades of 'Lady Lou.' This movie was a HUGE success and saved Paramount Pictures from bankruptcy when it was released because it made so much money. It was also nominated for an Academy Award.
The movie features Cary Grant (this is the film that made him a star) and there is magic in the air when Grant and West get together. It is full of legendary Mae West one-liners. When Mae tells Cary to 'come up' and see her sometime there is electricity in the air!! Mae drips with diamonds, funny sayings (that have since became history), fabulous gowns and amusing situations.
Of course this movie is in black and white, which may make it less desirable to some people. I was a bit surprised by some of the comments here, considering the legendary, classic status of this film. It is in every way one of the ALL TIME film classics, and should be viewed as such. This is not just my opinion; it is considered one of the true classics of all time. I would definitely recommend it, as do MANY organizations! It is a wonderful showcase for one of the greatest stars of all time.
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