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Go West Young Man (1936)

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

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Morgan
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Bud Norton
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Mrs. Struthers
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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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1.37 : 1
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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. See more »

Goofs

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 like my perfume, Parlez-moi Diamour... ?
Bud Norton: Perfume's a lovely thing, but, you know, they make it outta the durndest things: horse's hooves, potato peels, coal tar...
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Featured in Arrebato (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

GO WEST, YOUNG MAN
Written by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
(used instrumentally)
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Unforgettable Mae West!
1 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want to know who inspired Lady Gaga and Madonna, just look at Mae West. She stars and wrote the screenplay for this film vehicle of hers. She knew how to market herself in her career. In this film, she played Mavis Arden, a celebrity on her way to Los Angeles where she gets stranded in a small town in middle America. I believe it was Gettysburg. Anyway, she acts rude and offensive when her car breaks down in the small town but she comes back with an apology. Mae West characters are never really vicious or obnoxious. In this film, she is surrounded by great supporting cast of characters. While this film is about her, she doesn't forget the other characters and the storyline about her falling in love with a country aspiring inventor and mechanic. The film may have some issues with storyline and script but it's satisfactory with a surprising ending.


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