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She Done Him Wrong
"I'm the finest woman who walked the streets," declares bejeweled, hip-swishing Lady Lou (Mae West) at the beginning of She Done Him Wrong. Lou works as a singer at the Gay Nineties saloon of Gus Jordan (Noah Beery Sr.), who plies her with diamonds to keep her by his side. She runs afoul of stalwart Salvation Army captain Cummings (Cary Grant), who warns her that she's on the road to perdition. Lou sizes up the "Tall, dark 'n' handsome" Cummings, undressing him with her eyes and inviting him to "Come up 'n'...see me sometime." Though Lou… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Lowell Sherman turns in a commendable job."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Marvellous stuff."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's pretty much a bust."
‑ Christopher Null,
"West's Lou must rank as one of the first truly liberated women ever seen onscreen..."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Young Cary Grant is invited by bawdy Mae West to come visit her sometime in this classic West work."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"A superior vehicle for Mae West."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Mae West is at her inimitable best, in this risque tale that shot her to stardom."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"This delightful sex farce, co-starring the young and very handsome Cary Grant, is the only Mae West film to be Oscar-nominated, and it could not have been made a year later due to the restrictions of the Production Code."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"She Done Him Wrong is the stuff of legend."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"For West fans only; the double entendres are cute by today's standards and Grant looks great."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Miss West gives a highly amusing performance."
‑ Andre Sennwald, New York Times
"Some of it is creaky, most of the storyline is either confusing or dull, but West is a gas, and her repartee with Grant is still tantalizing."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"West in a repeat performance of her stage role is magnificent."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's all just good, clean, dirty fun."
‑ , Film4
"All the Codes in the world couldn't keep Mae West from being her typical seductive and sexy self."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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