Goin' to Town

Goin' to Town

Director: Alexander Hall Cast: Mae West, Paul Cavanagh, Gilbert Emery

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Overview

Goin' to Town

Mae West is Goin' to Town in this elegant post-Production Code vehicle. West plays Cleo Borden, a nouveau riche cattle rancher who hopes to crash into high society. Though she is willing to subject herself to "refinement" lessons, she still has a high old time puncturing the pretensions of those around her: when aristocratic Ivan Valadov (Ivan Lebedeff) haughtily announces that he is the backbone of his family, West gives him the once-over and replies "Then your family'd better see a chiropractor." Through the connections of her husband-by-convenience Fletcher Colton (Monroe Owsley), Cleo is able to move freely among the glitterati of Southhampton but is forced to rely on her tried-and-true "street smarts" when she crosses swords with haughty villainess Grace Brittony (Marjorie Gateson) at a Buenos Aires race track. Through it all, aristocratic British engineer Edward Carrington (Paul Cavanaugh) awaits the opportunity to claim Cleo for his own -- as if anyone could ever "own" our fiercely self-reliant heroine. The film's highlight is a society operatic gala, in which Mae West delivers a serious (and most effective) rendition of "My Heart at Thy Still Voice" from Samson and Delilah. In a more characteristic vein, the star gets down and dirty (well, at least semi-dirty) with "He's a Bad Bad Man, But He's Good Enough for Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2015
UPC: 0025192263064
Original Release: 1935
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:11:00
Sales rank: 48,016

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mae West Cleo Borden
Paul Cavanagh Edward Carrington
Gilbert Emery Winslow
Ivan Lebedeff Ivan Valadov
Tito Coral Taho
Marjorie Gateson Mrs. Grace Brittony
Fred Kohler Buck Gonzales
Monroe Owsley Fletcher Colton
Grant Withers Young Fellow
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Annette
Luis Alberni Signor Vitola
Lucio Villegas Senor Ricardo Lopez
Mona Rico Dolores Lopez
Paul Harvey Donovan
Francis Ford Sheriff
Wade Boteler Foreman of Ranch
Stanley Andrews Engineer
Irving Bacon Actor
Eugene Borden Actor
Albert Conti Head Steward
Franco Corsaro Italian Officer
Nell Craig Society Woman
Andreas de Segurola President, Racing Association
Robert Dudley Deputy
Pearl Eaton Girl
Harold Entwistle Colton's Butler
George Guhl Actor
Virginia Hammond Miss Plunkett
Sheldon Jett Actor
Lew Kelly Actor
Leonid Kinskey Interior Decorator
Tom London Actor
Frank McGlynn Judge
J.P. McGowan Actor
Charles McMurphy Policeman
Bert Moorhouse Actor
Ted Oliver Actor
Jack Pennick Dancing Cowboy
James Pierce Buck's Gang
Stanley Price Attendant
Tom Ricketts Indian Seller
Cyril Ring Stage Manager
Julian Rivero Bet Taker
Bert Roach Actor
Dewey Robinson Bartender
Henry Roquemore Match King
Sid Saylor Actor
Sammy Stein Actor
Rafael Storm Senor Alvarez
Laura Treadwell Actor
Morgan Wallace J. Henry Brash
Vladimir Bykoff Lt. Mendoza
Thomas Monk English Butler
Max Lucke Actor
Germaine DeNeel Actor

Technical Credits
Alexander Hall Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
William Le Baron Producer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Sammy Fain Score Composer,Songwriter
Irving Kahal Songwriter
LeRoy Stone Editor
Karl Struss Cinematographer
Robert Usher Art Director
Mae West Screenwriter

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