New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more men friends than you can imagine. Unfortunately one of them is a vicious criminal who’s escaped and is on the way to see “his” girl, not realizing she hasn’t exactly been faithful in his absence. Help is at hand in the form of young Captain Cummings a local temperance league leader though. –IMDb
Lowell Sherman (b. October 11, 1885, San Francisco, California – d. December 28, 1934, Hollywood, California) was an American actor and film director.
Born in San Francisco in 1885(some sources list 1888), Sherman began his career as a child actor appearing in many touring companies. As an adult he appeared on Broadway in such plays as Judith of Bethulia(1904) with Nance O’Neil and in David Belasco’s 1905 smash hit The Girl of the Golden West with Blanche Bates where he was a young Pony Express rider. On Broadway in 1923 Sherman played the aptly suited Casanova in a play of that name. His leading lady was Katharine Cornell. His suave reputation was built after many years appearing in popular Broadway farces.
By 1915 Sherman was appearing in silent films usually playing playboys or villains, as he had in the theatre, in such films as Way Down East (1920), Molly O’ (1921), A Lady of Chance(1929) and later in talkies such as Ladies of Leisure (1930), and What Price Hollywood… read more
"She Done Him Wrong" offers a bounty of simple pleasures. Mae West is a stack of sexual dynamite; her every word and movement causes men to flock to her. Elsewhere, we get an incredibly young Cary Grant who actually seems a bit uneasy in his own skin at this point in his career, as well as the ethereal beauty of Rochelle Hudson in a small role. Director Lowell Sherman does an ace job at capturing the feel of late 19th century vaudeville theater; the camera rarely leaves the confines of the saloon in which Mae West performs so the frame is densely packed with information, recalling the cabaret scenes in "The Blue Angel" of a few years earlier. There's not much room to overthink "She Done Him Wrong" - it's funny, it's sexy, and, 80 years later, it's now a slice of film history.
A look at the posters for “Hollywood’s Naughtiest, Bawdiest Year.”