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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.

Director:

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 »


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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

In 1935 and 1949, the production code was more rigorously enforced, and the film was not approved for re-release. See more »

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In the scene where she's firing that pistol: If I've counted correctly, she discharged eight shots from her six-shooter (without reloading). See more »

Quotes

Tira: What do you do for a living?
Ernest Brown: Oh, uh, sort of a politician.
Tira: I don't like work either.
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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

I Found a New Way to Go to Town
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Music by Harvey Brooks
Lyrics by Gladys DuBois and Ben Ellison
Sung by Mae West
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"It Ain't The Men In My Life, It's Life In My Men"
18 July 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

When Mae West selected a young contract player from Paramount named Cary Grant as her leading man, a star was definitely born. But make no mistake about it, this film and She Done Him Wrong are her films and no one else's

In I'm No Angel Mae spends the entire time of the film proving she definitely ain't. Every man in the film is completely captivated by her free and easy sexuality. As this was pre-Code you have to listen hard to the dialog because Mae comes out with a gem every five minutes or so.

Mae's a circus performer here and after her manager Edward Arnold persuades her to stick her head in a lion's mouth, her gate attraction increases with her notoriety. Young millionaire Cary Grant is the last of several in the film captivated by her. She's falling for him to, but Arnold breaks it up for his own reasons.

The end of the film is a breach of promise suit brought by Mae against Cary and when she takes over the cross examination of the witnesses the results are a comedy milestone. Not that her lawyer, Gregory Ratoff, isn't capable enough, but he's rather distracted by her as well. Ratoff's performance in fact is the best one among the supporting cast.

I'm No Angel is arguably Mae West's best film and I'm not one to argue.


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