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Go West Young Man
Directed by Henry Hathaway • 1936 • United States
Starring Mae West, Warren William, Randolph Scott
To the public, movie star Mavis Arden (Mae West) is the very embodiment of purity. Offscreen, she’s an amorous diva who, when her Rolls Royce breaks down in a small rural town in the middle of a personal-appearance tour, decides to pass the time by toying with the affections of a handsome young mechanic (Randolph Scott). Classic West one-liners pepper this sly sexual satire, which the actress-writer adapted for the screen from the hit Broadway play “Personal Appearance.”