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She Done Him Wrong Overview:

She Done Him Wrong (1933) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Lowell Sherman and produced by William LeBaron.

She Done Him Wrong was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1996.

Academy Awards 1932/33 --- Ceremony Number 6 (source: AMPAS)

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She Done Him Wrong (1933)

By Carol Martinheira on May 28, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

She Done Him Wrong (1933) On May 28, 2017 By CarolIn Comedy Ah, Mae West. Where does one begin with Mae West *cue Mae West-style double entendre*? If you know anything about her, you know she was an original, a trailblazer and a pioneer in many, many ways. And if you w... Read full article


She Done Him Wrong (1933)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 22, 2016 From 4 Star Films

“I always did like a man in a uniform. That one fits you grand. Why don’t you come up sometime and see me? I’m home every evening.”  ~ Mae West Mae West is a larger-than-life personality if there ever was one. So large in fact that it’s hard to believe she was even a re... Read full article


The Pre-Code Blogathon: She Done Him Wrong (1933)

By Annmarie Gatti on Apr 3, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.” -Mae West With her voluptuous figure, suggestive manner and risque dialog, Mae West is arguably the most iconic ‘come on’ queen of her time. Groundbreaking, and at times even controversial, she was known for her blunt se... Read full article


"She Done Him Wrong," or The Way West

By David on Mar 8, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

As Lady Lou, Mae West first sashays into "She Done Him Wrong" -- and into pop culture history -- by entering Gus Jordan's Place, where she is the featured, um, entertainment. But first she stops to say hello to a child: At moments like this I think of movie censor Will Hays. See, "She Done H... Read full article


The Netflix Queue: She Done Him Wrong (1933)

By Toyiah Murry on Oct 21, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

She Done Him Wrong is streaming on Netflix Instant. Up until recently I’d never seen a Mae West film. Throughout all my years of movie watching, the bodacious, sassy vixen’s films always seemed to escape my grasp. West was one of those actresses that despite never seeing a single film of hers, I’ve ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Serge Stanieff: I am delighted. I've heard so much about you.
Lady Lou: Yeah, but you can't prove it.


Lady Lou: Why don't you come up some time and see me?


Lady Lou: It was a toss up between whether I go in for diamonds or sing in the choir. The choir lost.


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Facts about

Mae West was signed by Paramount in 1931 to make a film adaptation of her stage success 'Diamond Lil'. They then spent the next two years trying to figure out a way of getting the material past the censors. The battle over 'Diamond Lil' led to the head of the Production Board, James Wingate, quitting and being replaced by the much more hardline Joseph Breen who was prompted to set up a fairly stringent and moral Production Code. In the meantime, 'Diamond Lil' transformed into the slightly watered down "She Done Him Wrong" and was one of the last films to be made before the introduction of the Production Code.
Mae West and Rafaela Ottiano repeat their original stage roles from the play "Diamond Lil", although, in the film, Lil's name is changed to Lou.
"Diamond Lil", the play on which this was based, originally opened Apr. 9, 1928 at the Royale Theatre and ran for 176 performances. It was revived 3 times between 1949 and 1951, each time starring Mae West.
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She Done Him Wrong

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