She Done Him Wrong (1933)

She Done Him Wrong (1933) movie poster

director Lowell Sherman
viewed: 02/17/2014

Mae West, what a voice, what a patter, what a bunch of great lines.  Adapted from a play written by West, She Done Him Wrong packs a lot into its 80 or so minutes, including a very young Cary Grant and some of the most notable lines of West’s career.

Her sexuality is so frank and clear.  There are no bones about it.  It would be frank today.  That’s what makes this pre-code movie such a hoot.

West belts out a few numbers too.  “Franky and Johnny” I’d say is the best of those.  Swell stuff.

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