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Go West (1940)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Western  -  6 December 1940 (USA)
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The Marx Brothers come to the rescue in the Wild West when a young man, trying to settle an old family feud so he can marry the girl he loves, runs afoul of crooks.

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Embezzler, shill, all around confidence man S. Quentin Quale is heading west to find his fortune; he meets the crafty but simple brothers Joseph and Rusty Panello in a train station, where they steal all his money. They're heading west, too, because they've heard you can just pick the gold off the ground. Once there, they befriend an old miner named Dan Wilson whose property, Dead Man's Gulch, has no gold. They loan him their last ten dollars so he can go start life anew, and for collateral, he gives them the deed to the Gulch. Unbeknownst to Wilson, the son of his longtime rival, Terry Turner (who's also in love with his daughter, Eva), has contacted the railroad to arrange for them to build through the land, making the old man rich and hopefully resolving the feud. But the evil Red Baxter, owner of a saloon, tricks the boys out of the deed, and it's up to them - as well as Quale, who naturally finds his way out west anyway - to save the day. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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6 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Botrány a vadnyugaton  »

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Cast members Earl Covert, Phil Neely and Bob Priester are in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, all for 'Specialty Bits in the "As If I Didn't Know" Number', but that song was not performed in the print shown on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The song and its composers are credited onscreen, so its music may be included in the score, but it is not known if a production number was filmed and then cut, or simply not filmed at all. See more »

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The train that the Marx brothers are driving is a locomotive of a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement. However, when the train runs off the track, the locomotive is portrayed by a 2 truck Climax type engine of a 0-4-4-0 arrangement. Then, the train reverts to the 2-8-0 once it returns to the tracks. See more »

Quotes

S. Quentin Quale: I give you my solemn word as an embezzler I'll be back in ten minutes.
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Beautiful Dreamer
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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Sung by Diana Lewis
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3 April 2002 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Go West. I thought the first forty-five minutes or so was terrific and very funny and even touching in spots. The movie bogs down in the middle with a very hokey song about "Riding the range" and an unfunny and overly stereotypical segment featuring native Americans. An earlier song sung by June MacCloy is disturbingly mannish and also flops. The sequence where the brothers tear apart a train for firewood is passable as a whole with some funny bits. Go West moves along very well, isn't overly complicated or bogged down (except for the middle) and is fun and entertaining overall.

6.8/10


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