American Masters

The Mae West Film that Helped Save Paramount Pictures

Clip: 06/17/2020 | 2m 37s | Video has closed captioning.

The Mae West film "She Done Him Wrong" was credited with helping to bring Paramount Pictures out of bankruptcy. It also helped make her a star in Hollywood and gave her the opportunity to turn a childhood dream -- involving very large cats -- into a reality.

Aired: 06/17/20

Rating: NR

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