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Belle of the Nineties

Directed by Leo McCarey

Year: 1934
Running Time: 73
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Comedy

Belle of the Nineties


Mae West
Johnny Mack Brown
Duke Ellington
Katherine DeMille
Roger Pryor
John Miljan


Directed by Leo McCarey

Ruby Carter (the flawless Mae West, She Done Him Wrong), the night club sensation of St. Louis, relocates to New Orleans and becomes the prize attraction of “The Sensation Club.” West’s risqué brand of humor and naughty musical numbers enliven a plot that involves jewel thieves, a fixed boxing match and murder. Co-written by West, directed by the great Leo McCarey (Duck Soup, The Awful Truth, Going My Way) and featuring Duke Ellington and His Orchestra who provide musical accompaniment for several of West’s songs.

Poster and photo gallery:

15 Oct 1934, Los Angeles, California, USA — Original caption: Paramount Executive Feted by 400 Employees. Paramount employees–400 strong–attended a dinner in honor of their chief, Emanuel Cohen, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Among those who attended were, left to right, seated: Arline Judge, Emanuel Cohen, Mae West, and Gary Cooper. Left to right, standing: Wesley Ruggles, Carl Brisson, and W.C. Fields. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Mae West. Restored by jane for Dr. Macro’s High Quality Movie Scans website: Enjoy!

1934: Mae West (1893 – 1980) as Ruby Carter in the self scripted film ‘Belle of the Nineties’, directed by Leo McCarey for Paramount. (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

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