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I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 6 October 1933 (USA)
Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

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Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Mae West (story), Mae West (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mae West ... Tira
Cary Grant ... Jack Clayton
Gregory Ratoff ... Benny Pinkowitz
Edward Arnold ... Big Bill Barton
Ralf Harolde ... Slick Wiley
Kent Taylor ... Kirk Lawrence
Gertrude Michael ... Alicia Hatton
Russell Hopton ... The Barker
Dorothy Peterson ... Thelma
William B. Davidson ... The Chump (as Wm. B. Davidson)
Gertrude Howard Gertrude Howard ... Beulah
Libby Taylor Libby Taylor ... Maid
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Storyline

The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this attraction the circus makes it to New York and Tira can persue her dearest occupation: flirting with rich men and accepting expensive presents. Among the guys she searches the love of her life, from whom she only knows from a fortune-teller that he'll be rich and have black hair. When she finally meets him, she becomes a victim of intrigue. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

"Come up and see me sometime - any time!" See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ich bin kein Engel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$225,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,850,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Considered to be one of fifteen films that changed American cinema. See more »

Goofs

During closeup when Tira sorts through a pile of phonograph records with different titles (That Dallas Man, That Frisco Man, etc.), all the labels have same serial number. See more »

Quotes

Tira: When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad, I'm better.
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Before the Paramount logo appears on screen in the opening credits, a sign declares that the studio is an NRA (National Recovery Act) member with the text "We do our part" written beneath. See more »

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Featured in Becoming Cary Grant (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harvey Brooks
Lyrics by Gladys DuBois and Ben Ellison
Sung by Mae West
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West's masterpiece
3 November 1999 | by thornton-5See all my reviews

This movie, which West had complete creative control over, is her masterpiece. While 'She Done Him Wrong' is uneven and confusing 'I'm no Angel' is brilliant throughout. West is all woman without a bit of cat or mouse, and there is delicious chemistry between West and Grant (although this movie was made the same year as 'I'm no Angel', Grant looks older and his acting is stronger). And as much fun as it is to see masters at work in 'My Little Chickadee' (and imagine West and Feilds writing together), this movie outshines even that. If you want to know what Mae West is all about, this is the film to see.


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