She Done Him Wrong

West's first starring vehicle, and one of her best (i.e. least diluted) movies. Adapted from her stage success Diamond Lil, it features her as Diamond Lou (a change occasioned by the original's notoriety), mistress of a Naughty Nineties saloon, setting her sights on the righteous young man (Grant) investigating the place for signs of corruption. West, making her way through ditties like 'I Like a Man What Takes His Time' and 'Frankie and Johnny', keeps most of her double-meanings single. Marvellous stuff.

Release details

Duration: 66 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lowell Sherman
Screenwriter: Harvey Thew, John Bright
Cast: Mae West
Cary Grant
Owen Moore
Gilbert Roland
Noah Beery
Rochelle Hudson
Rafaela Ottiano
Louise Beavers
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