In November, we continue our Magical History Tour with films that react to technical changes, political upheavals or aesthetic crises.
SHE DONE HIM WRONG (Lowell Sherman, USA 1933, 1. & 6.11.) In the late 1920s, to get around the state censorship, the Hollywood studios imposed strict rules on their own productions – no sex, no crime, no drugs. However, many American films made between 1930 and 1934 ignored the self-censorship. The period is one of the wildest in American cinema. The era's star was Mae West, who playing a nightclub singer alongside Cary Grant in SHE DONE HIM WRONG drains the swamp of the underworld in her very own way.