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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mavis Arden
... Morgan
... Bud Norton
... Mrs. Struthers
... Aunt Kate Barnaby
... Francis X. Harrigan
... Gladys
... Joyce Struthers
... Prof. Herbert Rigby
... Clyde
John Indrisano ... Chauffeur
... Jeanette (French maid)
Nick Stewart ... Nicodemus (as Nicodemus Stewart)
Charles Irwin ... Master of Ceremonies
Walter Walker ... Andy Kelton
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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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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 »

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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 »

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Mavis Arden: And now, my dear friends, I want to say good night. A thousand good nights! And tell all your friends I said "Good night."
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Featured in Arrebato (1979) See more »

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ON A TYPICAL TROPICAL NIGHT
Written by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Mae West
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Mae West is subdued but still pretty enjoyable in Go West Young Man
31 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

This seems a slightly different Mae West picture in that Ms. West pretends to be someone else while hiding her true personality until the right man for hers comes along. Also, the females in the cast have more of a scene-stealing status than before especially when the scenes are on Elizabeth Patterson and Isabel Jewell. Because this was made after the Production Code was put into full effect, there aren't too many of those risqué lines one would associate with Ms. West but when she's around Randolph Scott, well, just hear her talk then! The plot, such as it is, has her as a movie star forced to spend some time at a farm after her car breaks down, but really, it's just an excuse for some shenanigans among the cast. No great shakes, but Go West Young Man provides some good amusement for your viewing pleasure.


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