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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Rip-Roaring With Laughs, Girls, Songs! See more »


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6 December 1940 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In Groucho Marx's first solo appearance in a film (without his brothers) he puts on the old mustache and tails again and performs a number called "Go West, Young Man." See more »

Goofs

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: Lulubelle, it's you! I didn't recognize you standing up.
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Featured in The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Played often in the score
Sung also by Groucho Marx and others
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Lesser Marx Brothers, perhaps, but there's no shame in that
29 December 2001 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Go West is a solid effort, with its share of funny jokes. There's a good song, which isn't common in the Marx Brothers films, and both the piano and harp numbers are good. The movie slows down big time nearer the end, although some of the train sequence is surreal, especially when it runs into a house. 7/10.


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