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Director:
Writers:
Mae West (by)
Harvey F. Thew (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
9 February 1933 (USA) See more »
Plot:
New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more men friends than you can imagine, unfortunately... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Classic Early-Talkie Comedy Deserves Its Classic Status See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mae West ... Lady Lou

Cary Grant ... Captain Cummings
Owen Moore ... Chick Clark

Gilbert Roland ... Serge Stanieff
Noah Beery ... Gus Jordan (as Noah Beery Sr.)
David Landau ... Dan Flynn
Rafaela Ottiano ... Russian Rita
Dewey Robinson ... Spider Kane
Rochelle Hudson ... Sally
Tammany Young ... Chuck Connors
Fuzzy Knight ... Rag Time Kelly
Grace La Rue ... Frances
Robert Homans ... Doheney (as Robert E. Homans)
Louise Beavers ... Pearl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Dan's Pal (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Patron Who Hits His Girl (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Street Cleaner (uncredited)
Mike Donlin ... Tout (uncredited)
James Eagles ... Pete (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
Aggie Herring ... Mrs. Flaherty (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Barfly (uncredited)
Arthur Housman ... Hungry Barfly (uncredited)
Tom Kennedy ... Big Bill - Bartender (uncredited)
Lee Kohlmar ... Jacobson (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Janitor (uncredited)
Tom McGuire ... Mike - Lou's Coachman (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Barfly (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Framed Convict (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Waiter-Singer (uncredited)
Fred Santley ... The Tenor (uncredited)
Billy B. Van ... Pianist (uncredited)
Harry Wallace ... Steak McGarry (uncredited)
Harry Warren ... Waiter (uncredited)
Leo White ... Pedestrian Tipping Hat to Lou (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lowell Sherman 
 
Writing credits
Mae West (by)

Harvey F. Thew (screen play) (as Harvey Thew) and
John Bright (screen play)

Produced by
William LeBaron .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Leipold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Alexander Hall (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Fred A. Datig (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Robert Usher (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Dugan .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry Lindgren .... recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Elwood Bredell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Pittack .... camera operator (uncredited)
Eugene Richee .... still photographer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ralph Rainger .... music and lyrics by
Stephan Pasternacki .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert M. Gillham .... general press agent (uncredited)
Harold Hecht .... choreographer (uncredited)
Arthur Lubin .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
66 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:(Banned) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
The censors in Australia, Austria, and Finland rejected the movie. It was also banned in Atlanta.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Dan Flynn:What would you do if somebody tried to take her from you?
Gus Jordan:Probably nut'n' - to HER.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Old Grey MareSee more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Classic Early-Talkie Comedy Deserves Its Classic Status, 7 August 2004
Author: herbqedi from New York, NY

One of the seeming paradoxes of film-making is that historical period pieces age much better than movies set in the present or the future. That certainly is true of this classic comedy. Co-written by its star as a play called "Diamond Lil" about a turn-of-the-century chanteuse with no shame and her own standards of personal morals, She Done Him Wrong seamlessly blends the backdrop of turn-of-the-century New York politics with fast wisecracking patter and plot-lines that blend seamlessly. To me, it packs twice the action and four times the wit of one of today's comedies into about half the screen time.

This was Mae West's second movie, and it established her as an immediate star. Although not pretty even by the standards of the day and much less so by today's standards, she commands every man's attention by her very presence. Cary Grant flashes star quality in each of his scenes as the ideal foil to West. Filled with clever double entendres and disarmingly bawdy situations, She Done Him Wrong is every thing a period comedy should aspire to be, and more. The title is a role reversal on the refrain from "Frankie and Johnnie", the turn-of-the-century ditty West sings to begin the movie's climactic wrap-up.

Any movie lover willing to value this classic by the standards of the day is in for a treat.

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