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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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Storyline

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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cowboy | stagecoach | gold | deed | train | See All (21) »

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JUMP INTO YOUR BOOTS AND SADDLES...IT'S ROUND-UP TIME IN THE WILD AND WOOLY WEST! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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6 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Botrány a vadnyugaton  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The film opens with Horace Greely's famous quotation: "Go West, Young Man, go west." See more »

Goofs

When Harpo Marx is told to get water to put out the train's engine, he is seen filling up a bucket from a small tank marked "water" and partially covered by luggage. This tank, however, was part of the baggage car that had been uncoupled from the train in an earlier scene. See more »

Quotes

S. Quentin Quale: Where have I seen your face before?
Joseph Panello: Right where it is now.
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Featured in The Big Parade of Comedy (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

The Woodpecker Song
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Eldo Di Lazzaro
Played by Chico Marx on piano in the Saloon
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Going' West with the craziest brothers ever...
29 January 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The movies from the Marx Bros. are just like my old Bowie's vinyls, or my Oscar Wilde's books: they're always there, and always will be. They're just like those old friends that will never let you down.

"Go West" has each and everyone of the essential ingredients of the movies from Groucho and co. : hilarious dialogs, crazy situations, Harpo's hooliganism, the music... everything goes as quick as a flash. So, if some youngster thinks that this movie hasn't anything to offer because it was made 65 years ago, thats belongs to the Pleistocenic... OK, I won't waste my time explaining why the Marx Brothers are bigger than life. I'd rather watch "Duck Soup" or "A Night At The Opera" one more time, and let the party begin once again...

*My rate: 8/10


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