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Friday, February 09, 2007

She Done Him Wrong (1933)

A very good pre-code film. It is the Gay Nineties (that's the 1890's) and there is a very popular club in New York City. The reason it is so popular is because of the feature performer - a woman named Lady Lou (Mae West). Lou is a woman of loose morals. She uses men to get her favorite thing in the world - diamonds! She is currently using the owner of the bar, Gus Jordan. One day she goes to visit her former lover, Chick Clark, in jail. She promised that she would wait for him but he has heard rumors from his friends who visit. After she leaves Chick escapes to come find her. Now she has Gus, Chick and another man she is hoping to land. That man is Captain Cummings (Cary Grant) who runs the mission next door. This is the man she gives the famous "Why don't you come up sometime and see me?" line to. However, the mission is about to be kicked out of their building, Chick wants to kill her and she does not know what to do.

This was a delightful movie. It was full of one liners and double meanings like all Mae West films were. This was also the movie that was Cary Grant's big break. However, he always hated Mae's claim that she discovered him. If you like movies from the era before censors got a hold of them than this one is for you.



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