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Goin’ to Town
Directed by Alexander Hall • 1935 • United States
Starring Mae West, Paul Cavanagh, Gilbert Emery
“I’m a good woman for a bad man,” declares Wild West dance-hall queen Cleo Borden (Mae West), who uses her wiles and newfound inheritance to gatecrash high society after her wealthy cattle-rustler fiancé is killed. Setting her sights on refined Englishman Edward Carrington (Paul Cavanagh), the bawdy Cleo jets off to South America in a quest to get cultured and become a “lady”—with West even trying her hand at opera along the way!