Belle of the Nineties
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Belle of the Nineties
Originally titled It Ain't No Sin until the censors prevailed, then St. Louis Woman and Belle of New Orleans, until complaints were registered from those two communities, Belle of the Nineties was Mae West's first post-Production Code film. West is cast as cabaret entertainer Ruby Carter, plying her trade along the Mississippi. Having no trouble surviving on her own terms in a man's world, Ruby fends off the unwarranted attentions of a steady stream of libidinous males, reserving her affections for a muscular boxer called The Tiger Kid (Roger Pryor). In keeping with the star's… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Disappointing Mae West vehicle that lacks wit and a good story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's fast, fun and funny -- and the best-looking movie Mae West ever made, having the shimmery luster you only saw in Paramount movies."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Creaky and dated, but Mae West and her biting dialogue still sparkle."
‑ Steve Crum,
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