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Go West Young Man (1936)

Passed | | Comedy | 18 November 1936 (USA)
A movie star, stranded in the country, trifles with a young man's affections.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Lawrence Riley (play), Mae West (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mae West ... Mavis Arden
Warren William ... Morgan
Randolph Scott ... Bud Norton
Alice Brady ... Mrs. Struthers
Elizabeth Patterson ... Aunt Kate Barnaby
Lyle Talbot ... Francis X. Harrigan
Isabel Jewell ... Gladys
Margaret Perry ... Joyce Struthers
Etienne Girardot ... Prof. Herbert Rigby
Maynard Holmes ... Clyde
John Indrisano ... Chauffeur
Alyce Ardell ... Jeanette (French maid)
Nick Stewart Nick Stewart ... Nicodemus (as Nicodemus Stewart)
Charles Irwin Charles Irwin ... Master of Ceremonies
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Andy Kelton
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Storyline

Movie star Mavis Arden, as amorous in private as she is pure in public, gets involved with a politician despite her watchdog publicist Morgan. Planning to meet her beau again at the next stop on her personal appearance tour, Mavis is stranded at a remote rural boarding house, with a pretentious landlady, sensible old maid, rabid film fan waitress...and strapping young mechanic Bud Norton, whom to Mavis is just the plaything of an idle hour... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The story of the touring movie star...and the country boy!

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Seattle Thursday 30 April 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7). It was released on DVD 4 April 2006 as one of five titles in Universal's Mae West: The Glamour Collection, and again 8 March 2016 as one of nine titles in Universal's Mae West: The Essential Collection. See more »

Goofs

Story is set in mid-Thirties but at premiere of Mavis Arden's latest movie, stock footage of audiences watching the film are people dressed in fashions and hairstyles of some ten years earlier. See more »

Quotes

Morgan: You're a great star and can't take a risk. Your private life has got to be an open book.
Mavis Arden: I'm just looking for someone to read it.
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MOMENT
Written by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
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Unforgettable Mae West!
1 January 2012 | by SylSee all my reviews

If you want to know who inspired Lady Gaga and Madonna, just look at Mae West. She stars and wrote the screenplay for this film vehicle of hers. She knew how to market herself in her career. In this film, she played Mavis Arden, a celebrity on her way to Los Angeles where she gets stranded in a small town in middle America. I believe it was Gettysburg. Anyway, she acts rude and offensive when her car breaks down in the small town but she comes back with an apology. Mae West characters are never really vicious or obnoxious. In this film, she is surrounded by great supporting cast of characters. While this film is about her, she doesn't forget the other characters and the storyline about her falling in love with a country aspiring inventor and mechanic. The film may have some issues with storyline and script but it's satisfactory with a surprising ending.


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