Screen Test of Time, Ep. 28: She Done Him Wrong
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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Clocking in at a mere 66 minutes, Mae West's She Done Him Wrong is the shortest movie ever nominated for Best Picture. Through some kind of manipulation of the space time continuum, however, it manages to have roughly five hours of musical numbers all stuffed in at the end. Cary Grant plays an undercover fed who is posing as a priest, which is maybe the most believable element in this convoluted narrative that strains credulity.
Year Eligible: 1932/1933 (Nominated)
Intro and outro audio from She Done Him Wrong (1933)