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Goin' to Town (1935)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  25 April 1935 (USA)
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Former dance hall queen Cleo Borden, newly rich, falls for and pursues an upper-crust Englishman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paul Cavanagh ...
Edward Carrington
Gilbert Emery ...
Winslow
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Crane Brittony
Tito Coral ...
Taho
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Ivan Valadov
Fred Kohler ...
Buck Gonzales
Monroe Owsley ...
Fletcher Colton
Grant Withers ...
Young Stud
Luis Alberni ...
Sr. Vitola
Lucio Villegas ...
Señor Ricardo Lopez
Mona Rico ...
Dolores Lopez
Wade Boteler ...
Ranch foreman
Paul Harvey ...
Donovan
Joe Frye ...
Laughing Eagle (jockey)
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Storyline

When her fiancée Buck Gonzales is killed, dance hall queen Cleo Borden inherits his wealth. Included are oil wells supervised by British engineer Carrington, whom Cleo sets out to win by becoming a "lady." She races her horse in Buenos Aires, gains social position by loveless marriage to bankrupt Colton, and even sings in an opera. But when she meets Carrington again, he's become the Earl of Stratton... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Musical

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25 April 1935 (USA)  »

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How Am I Doin'?  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Goofs

On race day in Buenos Aires, some shots show the infield as puddled from rain to varying degrees with the track showing the effects of a recent downpoor, while other shots show both relatively dry. See more »

Quotes

[Cleo sings last lines]
Cleo Borden: But now I'm a lady / Come up and see me some time.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

MON COEUR S'OEUVRE A TA VOIX
from "SAMSON ET DALILA"
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
Sung by Mae West and Vladimar Bykoff
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Mae West inherits an oil fortune, then takes on high society.
10 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shortly after the release of Mae West's BELLE OF THE NINETIES, the Hollywood Production Code started to get tough, which put the Queen of double entendre in a tighter spot than her hardworking corsets. So why would Paramount dump her into this lusterless Grade 'B' item with its faceless supporting cast? West's script hardly helps as she pitches a veritable yard's sale of story lines at us: Mae takes over the ranch when her fiancé is murdered; Mae & her horse win the Derby; Mae the commoner crashes high society; Mae gets caught in a divorce/robbery/murder scam. Oh, she still gets off an occasional eyebrow raising quip and there's something irresistible in seeing her do a bit of Saint-Saens SAMSON & DELILAH (in the original keys, natch), but it's all a bit depressing to see her brought so low.


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