Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Come Up & See Mae on Thursday July 21


Film Forum: 2 Mae West classics for the price of one admission

"SHE DONE HIM WRONG"
DIRECTOR: Lowell Sherman
WRITER: Mae West, based on her play "Diamond Lil"
STARS: Mae West, Cary Grant
SUPPORTING PLAYERS: Louise Beavers
1933, 66m
Academy Award Nomination: Best Picture

"Though directed by Lowell Sherman with a fine eye for plush Bowery saloons, what matters is Mae, the honey pot around which the bees cluster. It remains refreshing to experience her unbridled and luxurious enjoyment of men, sin and diamonds -- not necessarily in that order." -- David Shipman.

"Mae West, the great shady lady of the screen, wriggles and sings "Easy Rider" and seduces ... a classic comedy and a classic seduction." -- Pauline Kael

“Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?” One of the lines that got Mae West in hot water and a Depression-stricken Paramount into the black, in Mae’s blockbuster adaptation of her stage hit “Diamond Lil,” with Salvation Army captain Cary Grant as the hunk she asks to “come up sometime and see me.”

SHOWTIMES: 2:00, 4:50, 7:40
CO-FEATURE: "NIGHT AFTER NIGHT"
Box Office: 212-727-8110.
Film Forum at 209 Weat Houston Street [betw 6th & 7th Avenue] in New York City
only on JULY 21, 2005 THURSDAY
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