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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:
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
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User Reviews:
Marvelous Mae See more (52 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:
At 66 minutes, this is the shortest movie to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Shadow of camera moves against the back wall of Lady Lou's apartment while she and Sally are talking.See more »
Quotes:
Lady Lou:Yes, I wasn't always rich.
Pearl:No?
Lady Lou:No, there was a time I didn't know where my next husband was coming from.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Murder on the Blackboard (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ma Blushin' RosieSee more »

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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Marvelous Mae, 28 August 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

It's really a privilege to be able to see an icon like Mae West on film. This early talkie is Mae at her best - precode, dripping in diamonds and one-liners. It's a shame that later in life, she became a parody of herself. She was an important figure not only in theater but in early film.

Mae was not only a talented performer, she was a gifted writer and knew how to showcase herself. Though "She Done Him Wrong" is light on plot, it's heavy on Mae, and frankly, who cares about anything else? She's Lady Lou, a bawdy singer, with her hourglass figure shown to great advantage in a variety of gowns. All men want her - and let's face it, many men have had her! When she visits her ex-boyfriend in jail, she knows ever other con in the place.

This is a fascinating movie on so many levels. Besides Mae and her precode innuendos, it has Cary Grant's star-making performance (though Grant always disliked West's claim that she discovered him). It's the film that saved Paramount from bankruptcy. It's one of the films that brought on the code. Most interesting to me is, the audiences loved it! These audiences would very soon (like the next year) be deprived of the sexual double entendre and morality found in this film. Rather than the early audiences being naive and unsophisticated, it was the banning of certain language and situations in film that gave rise to the idea of a false world: that once, there were no shades of gray, all unmarried women were virgins, the bad guy always lost, and no bad deed goes unpunished.

"She Done Him Wrong" is a great chance to see a very young and handsome Gilbert Roland and Noah Berry Sr. (whose son really resembled him) in early film roles.

An amazing artifact, some hilarious lines, and most of all - Mae.

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