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Go West (1925)

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With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

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Howard Truesdale ...
Owner of the Diamond Bar Ranch
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His Daughter
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The Foreman
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A young man who doesn't find a job in his small hometown, tries his luck in New York, but is overwelmed by the life of the city, so decides to try his luck somewhere else after a only a few minutes in New York. He falls off a train near a ranch, where he tries his luck as a cowbowy, being in his own way very sucessful. But he shows what he can do when the farm has to bring a 100 head of cattle to the slaughterhouses of Los Angeles to avoid going bankrupt, against the will of his neighbour who wants a better price. After a shoot-out with the neighbour's men he's the only person on a Los Angeles bound train with 1000 cows.... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle plays the woman in the department store, but only in long shot. Close ups show the part to be played by Babe London. See more »

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Tame Keaton comedy with fun final twenty minutes
5 April 2005 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is not one of Keaton's best efforts. The other comments on this page adequately give a summary of the action and relationships. It is slow moving and none of the gags in the first two thirds seem original with few exceptions (Keaton's being cheated out of the sale of his goods, constantly missing bunkhouse meals). The meat of the film comes once the train containing the cattle arrives in Los Angeles. It's lots of fun seeing actual locations used for the cattle stampede and the slapstick fun of ordered city lives being upset by the presence of stray cattle amuses up to a point - there's a bit too much of it. The great image of Keaton in a red devil's suit leading the cattle to their destination and then finally running for his life as they stampede him

  • this is the one we remember most from the film. Almost all of the


images, gags and routines of the first hour seem lame compared to the stirring finale.

KINO's archive print is impeccable- crisp, clear, bright without a blemish. The new soundtrack is a joyous romp with full orchestra. A quality print of a merely average film.


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