Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "... See full summary »
Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ... See full summary »
Set in New York City, Mae West is Peaches O'Day, a con artist who befriends Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe), a cop who must turn her in unless she leaves town. The clever Peaches returns ... See full summary »
When her fiancée Buck Gonzales is killed, dance hall queen Cleo Borden inherits his wealth. Included are oil wells supervised by British engineer Carrington, whom Cleo sets out to win by becoming a "lady." She races her horse in Buenos Aires, gains social position by loveless marriage to bankrupt Colton, and even sings in an opera. But when she meets Carrington again, he's become the Earl of Stratton...Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Omaha Monday 21 September 1959 on KETV (Channel 7); it San Francisco it was first aired Saturday 27 August 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5). It was released on DVD 4 April 2006 as one of five titles in Universal's Mae West: The Glamour Collection, and again 8 March 2016 as one of nine titles in Universal's Mae West: The Essential Collection. See more »
When Cleo plays roulette, the croupier calls, "Nineteen red. Quatorze rouge." Nineteen would be "dix-neuf." Quatorze is fourteen. See more »
Do you mean to tell me that you're going to attempt Samson and Delilah?
Say, listen, I'll attempt anything once and what's more, I'm gonna sing Delilah.
I got a lot of respect for that dame. There's one lady barber that made good.
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Mae West inherits an oil fortune, then takes on high society.
Shortly after the release of Mae West's BELLE OF THE NINETIES, the Hollywood Production Code started to get tough, which put the Queen of double entendre in a tighter spot than her hardworking corsets. So why would Paramount dump her into this lusterless Grade 'B' item with its faceless supporting cast? West's script hardly helps as she pitches a veritable yard's sale of story lines at us: Mae takes over the ranch when her fiancé is murdered; Mae & her horse win the Derby; Mae the commoner crashes high society; Mae gets caught in a divorce/robbery/murder scam. Oh, she still gets off an occasional eyebrow raising quip and there's something irresistible in seeing her do a bit of Saint-Saens SAMSON & DELILAH (in the original keys, natch), but it's all a bit depressing to see her brought so low.
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