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Belle of the Nineties (1934)

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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ruby Carter
Roger Pryor ...
Tiger Kid
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Brooks Claybourne (as John Mack Brown)
Katherine DeMille ...
Molly Brant
John Miljan ...
Ace Lamont (owner, Sensation House)
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Piano player (Sensation House)
James Donlan ...
Kirby (Tiger Kid's manager)
Stuart Holmes ...
Dirk
Harry Woods ...
Slade
Edward Gargan ...
Stogie (Ruby's agent)
Libby Taylor ...
Jasmine (Ruby's maid)
Warren Hymer ...
St. Louis fighter
Benny Baker ...
Blackie
Morrie Cohan ...
Butch
Tyler Brooke ...
Comedian
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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 get away from prizefighter Tiger Kid. Installed as the prize attraction of "The Sensation Club", ran by Ace Lamont, she quickly becomes the toast of the town and also marked as personal property by Ace, arousing the fury of Ace's former flame, Molly Brant. The not-overly-bright Tiger comes to town and is set for a title match with the champ by Ace, while the latter also has him steal some of Ruby's jewels. Ruby, no dumb-belle, figuring Ace has the fix in on the fight, uses some of her other jewels to lay a trap for Ace. Tiger confesses, after the fight, to Ruby his role in the jewel robbery while she hints that Ace was the one who slipped him the knock-out drops. Tiger goes after Ace, who, for his own reasons, has Molly locked in a closet. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Western

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21 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe Gordon  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"My Old Flame", a staple for 100s of future recording artists of all genres, was introduced in this film. The original music by Arthur Johnston and lyrics by Sam Coslow were reworked by Duke Ellington and performed by Mae West and the 'Duke Ellington Orchestra'. See more »

Quotes

Ace Lamont: [eying Ruby] I've Thought of everything
Ruby Carter: I bet you have
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Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Troubled Waters
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Music by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Performed by Mae West and the Duke Ellington Orchestra
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Look out, Twentieth Century, here she comes!!!
3 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Mae West throws all the curves in this one as a singer (?) in the 1890s who dumps her boxer boyfriend in a mix-up and runs off to New Orleans to perform and live there. She's featured in a stunning musical number where she models a shimmering gown against which numerous costumes are superimposed by a projector! One pose has her as lady liberty. Unfortunately, this is a less liberated, somewhat cleaned-up Mae West. She still likes to have fun, and enough gags remain to make this one worth a few solid laughs. Good production by Paramount.


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