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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)
Waffles ...
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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It's jam-packed with melodrama, music and mirth! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Western

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27 November 1941 (USA)  »

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A Amazona Apaixonada  »

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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 »

Soundtracks

I Wish That I Could Be a Singing Cowboy
Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung and Danced by Allen Jenkins Ann Miller, accompanied by The Texas Playboys
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Surprisingly funny and sharply-directed comedic oater with songs...
12 April 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Western town under the thumb of a masked bandit sends for a new sheriff, who arrives by coach along with the saloon owner's niece from back East--a young lady of proper breeding who is also quite handy with a pistol. Fresh, rather laid-back comedy-western with music interludes has perhaps too much story exposition at the beginning, yet director Frank R. Strayer keeps a spirited pace and covers nicely with help from a colorful cast. The original songs by Saul Chaplin and Sammy Cahn are terrific, as are the musical performances by The Foursome and Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Ann Miller (playing a shady chanteuse named Lola) sings too, and taps up a storm; her catfight scene with Penny Singleton is a definite highlight. The character actors here (including Allen Jenkins, who also gets to warble and dance to a ditty) are so strong that young Glenn Ford almost gets lost in the crowd. Very modest, but very pleasant tale that ambles along agreeably without lapsing into silliness. **1/2 from ****


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