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Goin' to Town (1935)

Goin' to Town (1935)





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When wild, wealthy widow Cleo Borden sets her eyes on the refined Edward Carrington, she'll do just about anything to win his affection. With the help of a make-over and some lessons in ladylike behavior, Cleo becomes a leading figure in high-class society, but will her efforts catch Edward's attention?


Mae West
as Cleo Borden
Paul Cavanagh
as Edward Carrington
Ivan Lebedeff
as Ivan Valadov
Marjorie Gateson
as Mrs. Crane Brittony
Fred Kohler
as Buck Gonzales
Monroe Owsley
as Fletcher Colton
Grant Withers
as Young Fellow
Luis Alberni
as Signor Vitola
Lucio Villegas
as Senor Ricardo Lopez
Mona Rico
as Dolores Lopez
Wade Boteler
as Foreman of Ranch
Paul Harvey
as Donovan
Joe Frye
as Laughing Eagle
Tom London
as Buck's Gang
Syd Saylor
as Buck's Gang
Irving Bacon
as Buck's Gang
Bert Roach
as Buck's Gang
Jim Pierce
as Buck's Gang
Francis Ford
as Sheriff
Dewey Robinson
as Bartender
Andreas De Segurola
as President, Racing Association
Julian Rivero
as Bet Taker
Rafael Storm
as Senor Alvarez
Vladimir Bykoff
as Lt. Mendoza
Andrés de Segurola
as President, Racing Association
Jack Pennick
as Dancing Cowboy
Albert Conti
as Head Steward
Frank Mundin
as Mrs. Brittony's Jockey
Harold Entwistle
as Colton's Butler
Stanley Price
as Attendant
Leonid Kinskey
as Interior Decorator
Virginia Hammond
as Miss Plunkett
James Pierce
as Buck's Gang
Laura Treadwell
as Society Woman
Nell Craig
as Society Woman
Morgan Wallace
as J. Henry Brash
Cyril Ring
as Stage Manager
Tom Ricketts
as Indian Seller
Thomas Monk
as English Butler
Paulette Paquet
as French Maid
Mirra Rayo
as French Maid
Henry Roquemore
as Match King
Ted Oliver
as Policeman
Franco Corsaro
as Italian Officer
Bert Moorhouse
as Conceited Man
Sheldon Jett
as Homely Polo Playe
Max Lucke
as Swedish Butler
O.M. Steiger
as French Butler
Lew Kelly
as Michael, Colton's Gardener
George Guhl
as Colton's Chauffeur
Eugene Borden
as French Captain Dupont
Germaine DeNeel
as French Servant
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Critic Reviews for Goin' to Town

All Critics (2)

Goin' to Town managed to more-or-less play by the rules and still emerge as a good Mae West picture.

Full Review… | April 10, 2012
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It ought to be amusing, but wasn't.

Full Review… | May 1, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Goin' to Town

In my Best Mae West~ "Hey Big Boy, Why Don't You Come Up & See Me Sometime"~ isn't this the one where she says that? Her One Liners Make her movies, otherwise, she's kinda Gross

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

It's true, you know. Mae West--certainly as she acts in this movie--[i]is[/i] trash. She's good-hearted, certainly, but she's still trashy. Oh, she wants good things, but she's got low tastes, and she's not, despite what she says, intellectual. She's trash. She's a good person regardless, but she's out-of-place in the circles her new wealth affords her. Then again, quite a lot of the people in the circles [i]aren't[/i] good people. They're just different. They've been exposed to different things than she has. It's not that I don't think they might have things in common. It's that . . . I can't even explain what I mean. You aren't supposed to sympathize with Delilah, for one. You just aren't. She's intended to be the villain. I can see her point, I think, but still. I'm not sure I could have a conversation with this character. She's not half so friendly as she was in the last movie, though I wonder how much of that is based on the corner she's being pushed into. I just couldn't think of marrying someone based on a roll of the dice (it's my problem with one of the plot lines in [i]Friends[/i], too). I wouldn't marry someone for a title. There are better ways to climb the social register. I guess the problem I have is that she treats men as toys. Even the one she says she wants. It's a game. It's one she plays very well, but it's a game. Though, now I think about it, that's pretty much exactly as anathema to me as the way the rich treat it in this film--as a way of life. I don't understand either, I guess, and it's hard for me to get into it.

Edith Nelson
Edith Nelson

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