She Done Him Wrong
She Done Him Wrong is a 1933 pre-Code American crime/comedy film starring Mae West and Cary Grant, directed by Lowell Sherman. The plot includes melodramatic and musical elements, with a supporting cast featuring Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery Sr., Rochelle Hudson, and Louise Beavers. The film was adapted from the successful 1928 Broadway play Diamond Lil by Mae West. The film is famous for West's many double entendres and quips, including her best-known, "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" (though West does not actually say this line in the film). She Done Him Wrong was a box-office success and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
The story is set in New York City in the 1890s. A bawdy singer, Lady Lou, works in the Bowery barroom saloon of her boss and benefactor, Gus Jordan, who has given her many diamonds. But Lou is a lady with more men friends than anyone might imagine.
|author||John Bright Mae West|
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|genre||comedy crime drama|
|keywords||1890s belong betray bowery break counterfeit money counterfeiting ring cumming dead woman engagement ring federal federal agent federal government of the united states for you frankie and johnny gay nineties hide jail load long hair lurk nothing paddywagon police raid police search san francisco young women|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Picture|
|theme||crime comedy melodrama romantic comedy|