Go West, Young Man (1936)

HENRY HATHAWAY

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1936.  .  Screenplay by , based on the play by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Mae West and Randolph Scott in Go West, Young Man

 is in fine form but the movie disappoints this time; the censors took a razor blade to her humorous one-liners and left her with a cleverly constructed but rather limp romantic comedy. She plays a world-famous movie star whose car breaks down during a publicity tour, forcing her and her guard dog press agent () to shack up in a quaint boarding house in a tiny dust mite of a town. While there she finds herself getting sweet on hunky mechanic , much to the chagrin of his girlfriend. The great dame is terrific (just watch the moment where she checks out Scott’s ass), and she does a pretty good job with the script, but without her devilish innuendos (it’s actually adapted from someone else’s play and she doesn’t fully succeed in fitting it to her style) there isn’t much point in watching it.

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