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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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A story about a gal who lost her reputation - and never missed it! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Tira opens the chest to show her friend some jewelry, there are photos attached to the inside lid of several men, including actors Barton MacLane (who was originally set to co-star in this film), Nat Pendleton, Edmund Cobb and Randolph Scott(real-life roommate of the film's leading man Cary Grant). 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: [Answers phone] Hello? Oh, Juror #4. Yes, I remember you. You were the one with the nice kind face. Mmm hmm. Oh, I know you were for me. Mmm hmm. I want to thank you for those beautiful flowers. They were lovely. And don't forget - come up and see me sometime.
[Jack Claton walks in]
Tira: Mmm hmm. Oh, ah, yes. Yes. Alright, good-bye.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

That Dallas Man
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harvey Brooks
Lyrics by Gladys DuBois and Ben Ellison
Played on a record with Mae West Singing
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First time I ever watched an entire Mae West movie.
29 March 2004 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

Knowing that I enjoy watching some of the older movies, a friend at work lent me a VHS copy of `I'm No Angel'. It's not really something I would have picked up on my own. I guess I had some preset ideas about Mae West movies. For some reason, unknown even to myself, this is the first time I ever watched an entire Mae West movie. What a pleasant surprise it was to find my preconceived notions were totally wrong. Cary Grant and Mae West were great together. Very good acting all the way around and some interesting characters really helped to make this a very enjoyable viewing. This movie had a bit of drama, lots of comedy, it was a bit of a musical, and had some romance. All of this was combined into a masterful blend to make this movie very entertaining. I was really surprised that the comedy was so effective for today's audience considering the movie was made 71 years ago. This was a very good movie that I recommend. Glad I watched it.


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