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Go West Young Man (1936)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  18 November 1936 (USA)
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A movie star, stranded in the country, trifles with a young man's affections.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Warren William ...
Morgan
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Bud Norton
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Mrs. Struthers
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Aunt Kate Barnaby
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Francis X. Harrigan
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Gladys
Margaret Perry ...
Joyce Struthers
Etienne Girardot ...
Prof. Herbert Rigby
Maynard Holmes ...
Clyde
John Indrisano ...
Chauffeur
Alyce Ardell ...
Jeanette (French maid)
Nick Stewart ...
Nicodemus (as Nicodemus Stewart)
Charles Irwin ...
Master of Ceremonies
Walter Walker ...
Andy Kelton
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Storyline

Movie star Mavis Arden, as amorous in private as she is pure in public, gets involved with a politician despite her watchdog publicist Morgan. Planning to meet her beau again at the next stop on her personal appearance tour, Mavis is stranded at a remote rural boarding house, with a pretentious landlady, sensible old maid, rabid film fan waitress...and strapping young mechanic Bud Norton, whom to Mavis is just the plaything of an idle hour... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The story of the touring movie star...and the country boy!

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18 November 1936 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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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 »

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Story is set in mid-Thirties but at premiere of Mavis Arden's latest movie, stock footage of audiences watching the film are people dressed in fashions and hairstyles of some ten years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Mavis Arden: You have beautiful hair for a man.
Bud Norton: [Abashedly] Well, I wash it a lot... That's the secret.
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References The Blue Angel (1930) See more »

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Lyrics by Johnny Burke
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Not One of Mae's Better Films
26 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Mae West wrote the screenplay for Go west Young Man based on a stage show called Personal Appearance by Larry Riley. Here, she plays the larger than life Mavis Arden; a Hollywood actress romantically torn between a politician and a handsome auto mechanic (Randolph Scott). Mae's given three musical numbers which showcase her talent but the light comedy often falls flat and there's little chemistry between her and her leading men. Henry Hathaway was a director known for his B movie westerns prior to Go West Young Man and would go on to film some wonderful movies like True grit and The Sons of Katie Elder but he has no feel for the material. If you love Mae West by all means give this one a look but it's a far cry from some of her signature roles.


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