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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 ...
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Alyce Ardell ...
Jeanette (French maid)
Nick Stewart ...
Nicodemus (as Nicodemus Stewart)
Charles Irwin ...
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Walter Walker ...
Andy Kelton
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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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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: Listen, Rico, where I come from they call this "pulling a fast one on you, givin' you the business." Why don't you make yourself scarce? I'm betterin' myself.
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References The Blue Angel (1930) See more »

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GO WEST, YOUNG MAN
Written by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
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A more laid-back Mae
21 June 2006 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie was shown on Australian TV in the mid-'60s and never been seen here since. True, this is not an out-and-out romp like Mae's earlier films but it does have a more subtle comic line about a movie star in small-town America. The scene where Mae is lying down in the hay is surprisingly explicit: she reaches out her arms to Randolph Scott and says: "I love it." She was actually talking about the country life or something but in the context it was pretty strong stuff for 1935. I'm sure this is the movie where she is chauffeur-driven in a fantastic Rolls-Royce town car with "rattan"-work around the rear of the car, rather like Norma Desmond's in Sunset Boulevard. The car would be worth a fortune today. Also featured was the wonderful Elizabeth Patterson as the cynical granny of the house, a characterisation she made her own, and reprised it as late as 1957 in Pal Joey. It's a bit more subtle than Mae's earlier films but it has a certain maturity and a low-key humour as a gentle poke at country folks. The young Randolph Scott is quite a hunk in this too. I quite enjoyed it.


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