I'm No Angel Reviews
This time round she plays Tira a Lion Tamer who is better at taking men with only one motive in mind.
Things change when she falls hard for Cary Grant. Full of great one liners with heaps of sexual innuendo. A fun classic that easily identifies why she was so popular in the early 1930's.
Tira is a performer at a fair that doesn't want to be mixed in with the losers she is surrounded with. She reluctantly pursues a new lifestyle and runs into an amazing rich man that wants to marry her. Her skeletons come out of her closet and flip her life in a tailspin.
"Are you married or single?"
"I've been married five times."
"Wedding bells must sound like an alarm to you."
Wesley Ruggles, director of Bolero, Scandal, Condemned, College Humor, Silk Stockings, Broadway Lady, and The Plastic Age, delivers I'm No Angel. The storyline for this picture is amazing and unfolds very well. The script is perfect and the cast delivers breathtaking performances. The cast include Mae West, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold, and Gregory Gatoff.
"How are you mixed up in this?"
"Like an olive in a dry martini."
I came across this on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to watch it as I am a huge Cary Grant fan. Mae West stole the show and was marvelous as the lead actress. Some of the court scenes were a bit overdone, but this is how a classic movie is supposed to feel. I strongly recommend seeing this.
"She's safer in that cage than she is in bed."
"I don't doubt that."
Manager, questioning Mae West after her "date" was robbed: "How are you mixed up in this?"
Mae West: "Oh, like an olive in a dry martini."