Goin' to Town

Directed by Alexander Hall

Release Year: 1935
Running Time: 71
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Comedy
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Cast
Mae West
Paul Cavanagh
Gilbert Emery
Marjorie Gateson
Tito Coral
Grant Withers

Crew
Directed by Alexander Hall

Screen legend Mae West (I’m No Angel) shines as a saloon girl turned devilish debutante in her first western comedy, Goin’ to Town. Bride-to-be Cleo Borden (West) suddenly becomes the benefactor of her fiancé’s ranch and oil business after a fatal shootout. Now a rich woman, she sets out to oversee the ranch and is met with disdain by British oil expert Edward Carrington (Paul Cavanagh, A Bill of Divorcement). Sensing a challenge, Cleo takes a crash course in culture to get his attention. Her first test comes when she follows Edward to Buenos Aires where she successfully mingles with society’s elite in the glamorous world of horseracing. The toast of all men (except the one she’s after), Cleo agrees to marry affluent Fletcher Colton (Monroe Owsley, Indiscreet) but soon learns of his dangerously obsessive gambling habits. Co-written by West and directed by Alexander Hall (Here Comes Mr. Jordan).