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Goin' to Town (1935)

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

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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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How Am I Doin'?  »

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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. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Omaha Monday 21 September 1959 on KETV (Channel 7); it San Francisco it was first aired Saturday 27 August 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5). It was released on DVD 4 April 2006 as one of five titles in Universal's Mae West: The Glamour Collection, and again 8 March 2016 as one of nine titles in Universal's Mae West: The Essential Collection. See more »

Goofs

When Edward Carrington brings the maps to Cleo's ranch house Cleo lights a cigarette, smokes a few puffs, and flicks the cigarette away, but the cigarette reappears for a few seconds in the following reverse angle shot. See more »

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Winslow: Do you mean to tell me that you're going to attempt Samson and Delilah?
Cleo Borden: Say, listen, I'll attempt anything once and what's more, I'm gonna sing Delilah.
Winslow: But...
Cleo Borden: I got a lot of respect for that dame. There's one lady barber that made good.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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NOW I'M A LADY
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal and Sam Coslow
Sung by Mae West
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Despite the constant changes in locale, Mae West's Going' to Town still has plenty of her ample charms to compensate
30 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is the third of the Mae West movies on the 5-film, 2-disc collection I just watched and I just found out, the first made after the Production Code became a bit more strict. It's a bit of a mess, to tell the truth what with the change in locales from the Wild West to South America to Southampton. And some of the plot points confused me. But as long as Ms. West manages to keep her zingers at the ready and get some good songs in, to boot, this is still a pretty enjoyable outing for her. And it's always fun to see her give it to the snobbish society ladies, that's for sure! The men, for the most part, are pretty interchangeable but really, there's still plenty to enjoy in Going' to Town.


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