Jennifer D Super Reviewer. Nov 06, Mae West wrote this movie and stars in it. Cary Grant only has a small role in this film till the end. The dialogue is quite witty in this. It was funny to watch the way Mae West walked and talk in this. West also dressed in a very flamboyant way for this film. But it made the character even more fun. A strong female role for such a film back in the 30's. Overall this is a film that is fun. If you enjoy the old black and white films with the crazy stories and fun characters then you should enjoy this.
Worth at least a one time watch. Corey n Super Reviewer. See all Audience reviews. Tira: A figure with curves offers a lot of interesting angles. Tira: Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men. View All Quotes.
Video Game Movies Ranked. Best Netflix Series and Shows. Go back. More trailers. Ted Lasso. A Wilderness of Error. No Score Yet. Room Szatkus Wallace's real name soon became disillusioned with marriage - Frank wanted to settle down and have a family, Mae didn't, and it wasn't long before they parted.
In , Mae made it to Broadway. Jesse Lasky had opened a plush theatre restaurant on West 46th Street called the 'Folies-Bergere' and engaged Mae to appear in the cabaret with a comedy duo, Cook and Lorenz.
The show was "A La Broadway" and it lasted for just eight nights, but long enough to get Mae some attention. The New York Herald reported: "There were some shining lights in the cast, notably Mae West", and The Times critic wrote: "A girl named Mae West, hitherto unknown, pleased by her grotesquerie and a snappy way of singing and dancing". Lee Shubert saw her act and signed her for his forthcoming show "Vera Violetta", starring Al Jolson and Gaby Deslys but Mae, fearing her act was somewhat rough, developed a cold and did not appear on opening night at the Winter Garden on 20th November, She joined the show a little later by which time Jolson had become the star, eclipsing even the great Mme.
Variety described Mae as coarse, a rough soubrette, all of which caused her consternation. She fared no better when returning to vaudeville teamed with a dance duo as 'Mae West And The Girard Brothers' and was again noted by Variety as being too coarse. Then by herself as a 'Muscle Dancer', Variety observed that "Mae West sings while making interesting movements in a seated position". For a while, she formed a double act with her sister Beverly, but it was Mae the patrons really came to see.
One of her favourite songs was "And then" which went "We were sitting on the couch - and then, the lights went out - and then", with the audience imagining the rest. Mae would then drive them wild with "It isn't what you do, it's how you do it".
In , she toured to San Francisco in "Such Is Life", and whilst there had talks with Universal Pictures, but nothing came of the discussions. Her next partner was vaudevillian Harry Richman. Part of Mae's act featured a routine called 'The Gladiator' which, although delighting the audiences, was not received too well by theatre managers from whom there were complaints of indecency.
Mae was to find herself in constant conflict with the various bodies who claimed to be protecting the morals of the nation.
After "Furs And Frills" in which ran for only 32 performances she made it as a star on Broadway when "Sometime" opened at the Shubert Theatre on 4th October, The music was supplied by Rudolph Friml and although Mae's part was comparatively small, it attracted attention. She introduced the Shimmy dance to Broadway audiences, as well as her famous walk.
The show ran until June the following year. Mae was in "The Mimic World" in but the show lasted only a month. Never completely happy with the dialogue and songs assigned to her she was always tinkering with scripts and lyrics, much to the chagrin of authors and songwriters , Mae decided to write a play for herself.
Utilising a theme close to her heart and with a controversial title, "Sex" opened at Daly's Theatre on 26th April, , to indifferent reviews. Billboard noted it as "poorly written, poorly acted, horribly staged", whilst Variety, no friend to Mae, described it as nasty, infantile, amateurish and vicious.
Despite these and unflattering comments from other reviewers, the play became a cult show and ran for nearly a year. It came to grief when the theatre was raided by the police in February, , and Mae, found guilty on charges of corruption, was sentenced to ten days at Welfare Island. Her next production, also staged at Daly's, foundered after only nineteen performances. She is introduced:. Now look, folks, you've got to give me your undivided attention because I want you to hear each and every word that I'm going to say.
Over there, over there, Tira, the beautiful Tira, dancing, singing marvel of the age, supreme flower of feminine pulchritude. The girl who discovered you don't have to have feet to be a dancer. All right boys, just push right in there, you're gonna have a better view Tira, boys!
Just look at those eyes. I said those eyes. Boys, she can assume shapes that will astonish a chiropractor! And next to her, a wiggling worm looks paralyzed I can say without fear of contradiction that if Tira had have played the town at the time, Noah would have missed the boat Boys, with the right kind of encouragement, she'll throw discretion to the winds and her hips to the north, east, south and west.
It's the only show on earth where the tickets are made of asbestos. And now inside, Tira, the girl who makes your dreams come true.
Step right up, men. Tira's sauntering entrance is preceded by a red-carpet roll-out and trumpeters. On the midway on a raised catwalk, while parading past a crowd of leering men in a sexy gown, she purrs to the spectators amidst the barker's words:. No wisecracks, now.
A penny for your thoughts Email address. Mobile apps. Walmart Services. Get to Know Us. Customer Service. In The Spotlight. Shop Our Brands. During one of her dances, she makes eye contact with a gentleman wearing a huge diamond ring.
He later joins her in her hotel room for a nightcap but is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Slick Wiley, a pickpocket who thinks of himself as Tira's "man. The circus owner offers to lend Tira money for a lawyer to avoid prosecution on condition that she put her head in a lion's mouth as part of a new act to tour major cities. Tira agrees and becomes the star attraction, gaining fame and wealth from her success. Alicia is disdainful of Tira, but Kirk becomes infatuated with her, and a whirlwind romance ensues, with Kirk lavishing expensive gifts on Tira.
Kirk's friend and associate Jack Barton calls on Tira to ask her to give up her relationship with Kirk on Alicia's behalf. Tira agrees and she and Jack fall seriously in love. One night after his release from jail, Slick enters Tira's penthouse and pretends to be her lover when Jack arrives.
Jack calls off his engagement to Tira, who, unaware of Slick's ruse, sues Jack for breach of contract. Fletcher uncredited Walter Walker Judge uncredited Duke York Edit page. Classic Hollywood. Superb films in the Golden Ratio of Share this page:. Clear your history. Jack Clayton.On a Typical Tropical Night (from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Go West, Young Man") I am a huge fan of Mae West, and these recordings were an incredible find, especially at such a reasonable price. out of 5 stars I'm No Angel Music CD. Reviewed in the United States on 20 October Verified Purchase.5/5(11).