Go West, Young Man

Go West, Young Man

Director: Henry Hathaway Cast: Mae West, Warren William, Randolph Scott


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Go West, Young Man represented the first time that Mae West starred in a film not originally written with her in mind. Based on Lawrence Riley's stage comedy Personal Appearance (which starred Gladys George on Broadway), the film casts La West as Mavis Alden, a pretentious and somewhat stupid movie star who is shipped out on a nationwide promotional tour of her latest picture, Drifting Lady. Stranded in a backwater Pennsylvania town, she finds time for a chaste romance with local gas-station attendant Bud (Randolph Scott). Her enthusiastic press agent tries to stage-manage a wedding between the two casual lovers, whereupon West wriggles out of the commitment by renouncing Scott -- repeating the flowery dialogue from her newest cinematic masterpiece. Mae West is moderately amusing in an uncharacteristic assignment, but one wonders what the results would have been if Paramount had allowed her to star in her first choice of assignments: A satirical biography of Catherine the Great.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2015
UPC: 0025192263040
Original Release: 1936
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 11,485

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mae West Mavis Arden
Warren William Morgan
Randolph Scott Bud Norton
Lyle Talbot Francis X. Harrigan
Alice Brady Mrs. Struthers
Isabel Jewell Gladys
Elizabeth Patterson Aunt Kate
Margaret Perry Joyce
Maynard Holmes Clyde
Alice Ardell Maid
Eddie Dunn Actor
Dick Elliott Reporter
John Indrisano Chauffeur
Charles Irwin Master of Ceremonies
Si Jenks Bumpkin
Jack LaRue Rico
Nick Stewart Nicodemus
Walter Walker Andy Kelton
Xavier Cugat Himself
Etienne Girardot Prof. Rigby
G.P. Huntley Embassy Officer

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
Johnny Burke Songwriter
Emanuel R. Cohen Producer
Ray F. Curtiss Editor
Arthur Johnston Songwriter
George Stoll Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Karl Struss Cinematographer
Mae West Screenwriter

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