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She Done Him Wrong

She Done Him Wrong

She Done Him Wrong

1933 / 66min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: LOWELL SHERMAN

CAST: MAE WEST, CARY GRANT, OWEN MOORE, GILBERT ROLAND

The apotheosis of Mae West: dripping in diamonds, she saunters across the screen as Lou, a Gay Nineties saloon singer who drawls innuendo-laden jaw-droppers (including her invitation to a young Cary Grant to “come up sometime and see me”) while taming men like tigers. This is the film that reportedly saved Paramount from bankruptcy and brought about the enforcement of the Production Code.

She Done Him Wrong is screening as part of the series: Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z