She Done Him Wrong

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
She Done Him Wrong
Lou works as a singer at the Gay Nineties saloon of Gus Jordan, who plies her with diamonds to keep her by his side. She runs afoul of stalwart mission Captain Cummings, who warns her that she's on the road to perdition.

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Bawdy singer Mae West seducers a very young Cary Grant in this 1933 comedy.

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Mae West at her best. Boy some of those comments and flirtations of her's were pretty bold for those days. No wonder they had to start a code system.

All in all a good movie and nothing too racy that would shock kids these days. Mild by our standards these days.

Jul 22, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mae West carries "She Done Him Wrong" with her acting and singing. I understand she even wrote the script. She didn't write the song "I like a Man Who Takes His Time", but she sure knocks it out of the park. A young Cary Grant pursues Mae, but so do most of the men in the movie. Mae is a hard woman to tie down to one man. Delightful comedy and a refreshing bit of humor from the one and only Mae West!

Jul 02, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The sheer audacity of this brilliant pre-code film will leave you reeling. Not that the quality of the filmmaking really matters since West packs it with enough razor sharp one-liners to put a Groucho/Woody love child to shame.

Mar 03, 2014
  • PatrickLongworth1969 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I don't understand a comment like "...badly dated..." especially in regard to this film which is a peek back in the past more sure than any time machine might presume to bring us.

Mae West is a character but I don't know enough about her to determine how much she embodies the character she plays as opposed to just being herself. That's the tragedy of all the years in between this film's time and our time.

It's an interesting film with plots and turns, Cary Grant is one of the stars and the plot is of a woman in a public house who lives the high life until it all comes crashing down and she is led away (whether to prison or to marriage is open to question).

Dec 04, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Somehow you can know the Mae West persona without having seen any of her movies. Along with "My Little Chickadee," in which she co-starred with W.C. Fields, this is her best known film. She adapted it from her play and it features the famous (and misquoted) line "Why don't you come up sometime and see me." It stirred up some controversy when released, but you'd be hard pressed to figure out why. It's badly dated, but of some historic importance. Cary Grant has one of his earliest roles here.


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