Go West, Young Man (1936) - Rotten Tomatoes

Go West, Young Man (1936)




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When movie star Mavis Arden makes an appearance in a small-town theater, she turns things upside down. Taking a fancy to handsome Bud Norton, Mavis decides to stick around for a while, much to the dismay of Bud's jealous girlfriend, Joyce, who makes life difficult for everyone.


Mae West
as Mavis Arden
Randolph Scott
as Bud Norton
Alice Brady
as Mrs. Struthers
Lyle Talbot
as Francis X. Harrigan
Etienne Girardot
as Prof. Rigby
John Indrisano
as Chauffeur
Charles Irwin
as Master of Ceremonies
Walter Walker
as Andy Kelton
G.P. Huntley Jr.
as Embassy Officer
Dick Elliott
as Reporter
Xavier Cugat
as Himself
Si Jenks
as Bumpkin
G.P. Huntley
as Embassy Officer
Eddie Dunn
as Security Guard at Theatre (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Go West, Young Man

All Critics (5)

For anyone wanting a Mae West primer, you can't go wrong with including "Go West Young Man," an incisive and rather keen satire on both Hollywood and the working class.

June 30, 2021 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Mae West back in form.

April 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The picture is funny and fast and holds up well; altogether it's the best Mae West film in a long time.

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The wisecracks lack the old impudence, and seldom have so many feet of film been expended on a mere dirty look.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Censorship took away most reasons to see this punch-less pic.

May 1, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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