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She Done Him Wrong -- 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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Release Date:
9 February 1933 (USA) See more »
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 »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
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Classic Early-Talkie Comedy Deserves Its Classic Status See more (57 total) »


  (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 Hamilton ... Frances
Robert Homans ... Doheney (as Robert E. Homans)
Louise Beavers ... Pearl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Singing Waiter (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)
Fern Emmett ... Woman in Conversation (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)

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)
Crew verified as complete

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66 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 (2014) (TV rating) | Finland:(Banned) (1933) | 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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At 66 minutes, this is the shortest movie to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mickey's Gala Premier (1933)See more »
She's More to Be Pitied Than CensuredSee 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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