West repeats her stage role as diamond Lil in this gay 1890's saloon spoof. Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture.
This is the story of Lady Lou -- a bawdy nightclub singer in the 1890s, who spends most of her time tossing witty barbs at the overheated clientele. With her old man locked up in the slammer, Lil is forced to amuse herself with the legions of men fighting for her attentions. She keeps her many admirers at arm's length, even if she does accept the generous diamond-studded gifts they bestow upon her. But the tough cookie soon finds her heart melting for a handsome young man who works at the local mission.
SHE DONE HIM WRONG was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.