She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Dir. Lowell Sherman
Starring: Mae West, Cary Grant, etc.

Basically, a vehicle for Mae West to perform–she sings and delivers one liners in the same vein and caliber as Groucho Marx. Of course, she has her own style. The two performers/actors that kept coming to mind was Jaque(sp?) and Wanda Sykes. I kept wondering if West was part black. The story is not terrible, but it’s a little too complicated for a film that mainly cares about West. FWIW, West is supposed to be a sex symbol, and I didn’t really find her very sexy. Her hairstyle for one is pretty unappealing and her “growly” voice got kinda annoying, especially when she kept saying, “Come up and see me.”

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