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Mae West (1982)

Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.

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Lee Philips

Writer:

E. Arthur Kean
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Jillian ... Mae West
James Brolin ... Jim Timony
Piper Laurie ... Matilda West
Roddy McDowall ... Rene Valentine
Louis Giambalvo ... George Kane
Chuck McCann ... W.C. Fields
Lee de Broux ... Jack West
Donald Hotton ... Edward Eisner
Ian Wolfe ... Dorset
Bill Morey Bill Morey ... Al Kaufman
Rita Taggart ... Sally
Michael Currie Michael Currie ... Bill Le Baron
Jay Garner Jay Garner ... Archie Mayo
Burke Byrnes ... Withers
Bridgette Andersen ... Mae - age 7
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Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mae West - A Deusa do Amor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hill/Mandelker Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rene Valetine (Roddy McDowall) is based on real-life 1920s drag queen Bert Savoy. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Squeeze (1982) See more »

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Ann Jillian was completely memorable as Mae West.
29 June 2002 | by philyon-2See all my reviews

I can only say that when I saw this movie on Showtime I completely enjoyed it. Then, in the months that followed, when I would be flipping through the channels looking for something to kill a little time, I'd stop when I came upon Mae West. I'd think to watch it for a few minutes and go on. Inevitably I would watch it through to the end once again. I must have seen the last half or two-thirds of this movie twenty times or more and I never tired of seeing it again.

If I could find it on DVD or VHS I'd likely watch it twenty more times. I can't really say why but the story, the casting and the acting, mainly Ann Jillian made it memorable and endlessly enjoyable.


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