I'm No Angel

1933 film

I'm No Angel is a 1933 film about a floozy lady lion tamer who makes it big on Broadway and hustles men out of their money.

When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad, I'm better.
Directed by Wesley Ruggles. Written by Mae West.
A story about a gal who lost her reputation - and never missed it!taglines


  • A penny for your thoughts. Got the idea boys. You follow me?
  • Am I makin' myself clear, boys? Suckers.
  • I'm gonna be a bad girl and go home to bed. I'm tired of tossin' my hips.
  • Always remember, honey. A good motto is: Take all you can get and give as little as possible.
  • Don't forget, honey. Never let one man worry your mind. Find 'em, fool 'em and forget 'em.
  • Well, Beulah, that's another performance under my belt and I still got the face...It's my fortune. When I was born with this face, it was the same as striking oil.
  • And don't forget. Come up and see me sometime.


Rajah: [reading Tira's horoscope] You were born in August.
Tira: Yeah, one of the hot months.
Rajah: It was on the 17th under the sign of Leo, the Lion.
Tira: Aw, King of the Beasts, huh.
Rajah: Ah, you have a wonderful future. I see a man in your life.
Tira: What, only one?
Rajah: But this is one very particular man. He is very wealthy, enormously wealthy.
Tira: ...What does he look like?
Rajah: I see he has brown eyes. In fact, I see two men...two different men. In the near future, I see a change....I see a change of position.
Tira: Sitting or reclining?...
Rajah: The horoscope. Keep this where you may consult it frequently.
Tira: All right, I'll take it to bed with me.

Tira: Five times!...Wedding bells must sound like an alarm clock to you.
The Chump: I don't suppose you believe in marriage, do you?
Tira: Only as a last resort...What do you do for a livin'?
The Chump: Oh, uh, sort of a politician.
Tira: I don't like work either.
The Chump: Oh, you know I like to get around and travel, and believe me, I've been places and seen things.
Tira: I've been things and seen places. That sorta evens us up, huh?
The Chump: [as Tira seductively dances for him] You're certainly givin' me the time of my life, baby.
Tira: Don't say givin'. I don't like that word givin'.

Kirk: Well anyway, you've been awfully kind. I'll never forget you.
Tira: No one ever does.

A maid: I been under the impression that you is a one-man woman.
Tira: I am. One man at a time.

Tira: Oh, Beulah.
Beulah: Yes, ma'am.
Tira: Peel me a grape.

Jack: [about Kirk] He's neglecting important business on your account and, of course, there's Ms. Hatton his fiancee to be considered. [He sits down] Do you mind if I get personal?
Tira: Go right ahead. I don't mind if you got familiar. It's all in the family.

Jack: Tonight, you were especially good.
Tira: When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad, I'm better.

Jack: The only thing, I'm going to be jealous...Cause if I could only trust you.
Tira: You can. Hundreds have.
Jack: Do you know I'm mad about you?
Tira: I could tell you'd be the first time I saw ya.
Jack: Say, I must be transparent.
Tira: Honey, you're just wrapped in cellophane...
Jack: I could be your slave.
Tira: Well, I guess that could be arranged.

Reporter: Why did you admit knowing so many men in your life?
Tira: Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.


  • A story about a gal who lost her reputation - and never missed it!
  • "Come up and see me sometime - any time!"


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