In another pre-Code wonder from 1933, the matchless Mae West plays Lady Lou, a saucy saloon singer who never met a man – or a double entendre – she didn’t like. This raunchy comedy follows Lou’s efforts to dismantle a former paramour’s prostitution ring, and the cat-and-mouse game that ensues when Lou sets her eyes on a stalwart undercover cop, played by an utterly dashing, young Cary Grant, who is out to reform her wanton ways. But sexually liberated Lou won’t change for any man, and audiences get to enjoy a film oozing with West’s one-of-a-kind wit and eroticism that couldn’t have been made in Hollywood even a year later.
Free Screening! This year, we’re making select movie screenings at the Bijou by the Bay and at Dutmers Theater free for the public. Free tickets to these select screenings will be available at the Main Box Office at 128 S. Union Street, by phone or walk-up, when public ticketing begins on Saturday, July 20. Tickets to free screenings are not available online.