She Done Him Wrong. 1933. USA. Directed by Lowell Sherman. 65 min.
Screenplay by Mae West, John Bright, Harvey F. Thew. With Mae West, Cary Grant. Iris Barry, MoMA’s first curator of film, worked to elevate cinema’s status to that of an art form and solidified her legacy as one of the founding figures of the film preservation movement. In She Done Him Wrong, a favorite film of Barry’s, Mae West plays a femme fatale with a penchant for very creative double entendres.