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Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her (1994)

As the first "blonde bombshell," Mae West reigned supreme and changed the nation's view of women, sex and race- on stage, in films, on radio and television. Including clips from Night After... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Mae West ... Herself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Basinger Chris Basinger ... Himself
Dom DeLuise ... Himself - Host
Herbert Kenwith Herbert Kenwith ... Himself
Kenny Kingston Kenny Kingston ... Himself
A.C. Lyles ... Himself
Robert Osborne ... Himself
Charles Pierce Charles Pierce ... Himself
Anthony Quinn ... Himself
Rex Reed ... Himself
John Springer John Springer ... Himself
Robert Wise ... Himself
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As the first "blonde bombshell," Mae West reigned supreme and changed the nation's view of women, sex and race- on stage, in films, on radio and television. Including clips from Night After Night, She Done Him Wrong, I'm No Angel, Belle of the Nineties, and Klondike Annie. In addition to home movies and archival footage, Anthony Quinn, Rex Reed and Robert Wise provide interviews.

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USA

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English

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9 August 1994 (USA) See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Wombat Productions See more »
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Color
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Nice Look at West and Sex
16 June 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her (1994)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Very good look at the legendary Mae West who most people don't seem to remember but was nearly the age of forty when she became a star in Hollywood. This documentary runs just under a hour and I think it's best moments talk about what West was doing before she finally went to Hollywood. Again, a lot of people talk about West in Hollywood and overlook nearly forty-years worth of interesting material. I thought this documentary did a very good job at explaining what West was up to during this period but it also managed to make you see that "character" she was building and which of course exploded once she made it in films. There's also a funny story told about how she pretty much controlled Paramount and another good story about how she picked Cary Grant for SHE DONE HIM WRONG. Dom DeLuise hosts and we get some nice comments from Robert Osborne and Rex Reed. Also on hand is Anthony Quinn who tells a very funny story about the first time he met West. Fans of the actress are certainly going to enjoy hearing all of these stories and there's plenty of newspaper clippings as well as film clips. At just 56-minutes there's no doubt this here isn't definitive but it's still pretty good considering when it was made.


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