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Go West, Young Lady (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Western | 27 November 1941 (USA)
Federal Marshall Tex Miller, and his girl-friend Belinda Pendergast are having problems with the masked bandid 'Pecos Pete'.

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Tex Miller
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Lola
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Jim Pendergast (as Charlie Ruggles)
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Hank
Jed Prouty ...
Judge Harmon
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Tom Hannegan
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Bob
Edith Meiser ...
Mrs. Hinkle
Chief Many Treaties ...
Chief Big Thunder (as Bill Hazlet)
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Waffles the Dog
The Foursome ...
The Saloon Quartette
The Texas Playboys ...
Bob Wills' Band
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The western town of Headstone is being besieged by the outlaw Killer Pete and his gang. Arriving on the same stagecoach are the new Sheriff and easterner Belinda Pendergast, known as Bill. The new Sheirff is unable to catch Pete and Pete now sends him and the posse out of town where Indians wait in ambush while he and his men ride into town for a big raid. Bill, however, learns who Pete really is and has the townswomen ready to surprise them when they arrive. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Comedy | Music | Western

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27 November 1941 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Released 11 days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. See more »

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When Ann Miller stands on stage to begin her first big number in the long shot she has her left hand raised to her face. When they immediately cut to the close up she has switched hands. See more »

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Pleasant Surprise
10 October 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Delightful slice of western slapstick from Columbia Studios. The humor is pretty broad, the musical numbers frequent, and the cast especially appealing. It's a really young Glenn Ford showing why a big, versatile career lay ahead; a tomboyish Penny Singleton showing why she was more than just Blondie; and bad girl Ann Miller (!) still tap dancing her way into our hearts. And mustn't overlook an outstanding supporting cast, e.g. Ruggles, Jenkins, Waffles. I especially like that Miller-Jenkins tap dancing number with her in cowboy boots and him tripping the light fantastic.

Oh yeah, the plot's something about a masked bad guy terrorizing the town. Turns out it's a town bigwig, just like in a kid's western. But who cares since that's just a way of stringing together the other, better elements. I'm not sure who the intended audience was since the result is neither a kid's matinée nor an A-production (the guys ride around greater LA). I doubt that the audience was ever found since the release date was right before Pearl Harbor! Anyway, for me the 70-minutes came as a pleasant surprise, though that opening stagecoach chase seems an unnecessary body-count. Nonetheless, the music's delightful and the acting appealing, so there's a lot to like in this unheralded Columbia production.


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