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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I’M NO ANGEL (1933)

Mae West in her third pic from her brief Hollywood heyday (barely three years) is now firmly in charge and gives us not only the sexy one-liners, but a pretty nice dramatic structure to carry us along when she’s off screen. It’s the strongest supporting cast she ever worked with and they all look great in this handsome restoration. This is the one where she’s a lion tamer & asks Beulah to peel her a grape. Yet already the strain of high expectations is telling; her embalming process is hardening her looks & effects into something on the wrong side of parody. She must have known the clock was ticking very fast. The story takes her thru four men, ending quite understandably with the devastatingly young & handsome Cary Grant who enters halfway thru the pic. Look fast for Hattie McDaniel as one of Beulah’s helpers.

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