Go West

Go West (1940)


  • Genre: Comedy, Western
  • Release Date: 1940-12-06
  • User Rating: 6.513/10 from 76 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Edward Buzzell
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Embezzler, shill, all around confidence man S. Quentin Quale is heading west to find his fortune; he meets the crafty but simple brothers Joseph and Rusty Panello in a train station, where they steal all his money. They're heading west, too, because they've heard you can just pick the gold off the ground. Once there, they befriend an old miner named Dan Wilson whose property, Dead Man's Gulch, has no gold. They loan him their last ten dollars so he can go start life anew, and for collateral, he gives them the deed to the Gulch. Unbeknownst to Wilson, the son of his longtime rival, Terry Turner (who's also in love with his daughter, Eva), has contacted the railroad to arrange for them to build through the land, making the old man rich and hopefully resolving the feud. But the evil Red Baxter, owner of a saloon, tricks the boys out of the deed, and it's up to them - as well as Quale, who naturally finds his way out west anyway - to save the day.

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  • Groucho Marx

    as S. Quentin Quale
  • Chico Marx

    as Joe Panello
  • Harpo Marx

    as 'Rusty' Panello
  • John Carroll

    as Terry Turner
  • Diana Lewis

    as Eve Wilson
  • Walter Woolf King

    as Beecher
  • Robert Barrat

    as 'Red' Baxter
  • June MacCloy

    as Lulubelle
  • George Lessey

    as Railroad President
  • Lee Bowman

    as (uncredited)
  • Edgar Dearing

    as Bill - Train Engineer (uncredited)
  • Edward Gargan

    as Railroad Ticket Seller (uncredited)
  • Edward Hearn

    as Man at Saloon Door (uncredited)
  • Billy Wayne

    as Train Fireman (uncredited)
  • Joan Woodbury

    as Melody (uncredited)
  • Joe Yule

    as Joe - Bartender (uncredited)
  • Barbara Bedford

    as Baby's Mother on Stagecoach (uncredited)
  • Iris Adrian

    as Mary Lou
  • Leo Anthony

    as Barfly
  • Clem Bevans

    as Railroad Official
  • Frederick Burton

    as Johnson
  • Earl Covert

    as Specialty in 'As If I Didn't Know'
  • James Dime

    as Barfly
  • Al Duvall

    as The Porter
  • Billy Engle

    as Barfly
  • Sam Finn

    as Train Passenger
  • Mary Gordon

    as Train Passenger
  • Lew Harvey

    as Card Player
  • Arthur Housman

    as Drunk in Saloon
  • Mitchell Lewis

    as Indian Pete - Halfbreed
  • Jack Low

    as Barfly
  • Slim Lucas

    as Stage Coach Driver
  • Tully Marshall

    as Dan Wilson
  • Jack Montgomery

    as Man at Dedication
  • Phil Neely

    as Specialty in 'As If I Didn't Know'
  • Bob Priester

    as Specialty Number
  • Baby Quintanilla

    as Baby on Stagecoach
  • Cap Somers

    as Bartender
  • Count Stefenelli

    as Commuter at Station
  • Henry Sylvester

    as Conductor
  • Harry Tyler

    as Telegrapher
  • Fred Warren

    as Pianist at Crystal Palace Saloon
  • Harry Wilson

    as Barfly / Train Passenger
  • Al Bain

    as Barfly (uncredited)
Editing Blanche Sewell Editor
Art Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Art Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration
Writing Irving Brecher Screenplay
Sound George Stoll Original Music Composer
Camera Leonard Smith Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Gile Steele Costume Design
Production Jack Cummings Producer
Sound Douglas Shearer Recording Supervision
Costume & Make-Up Dolly Tree Costume Design
Sound George Bassman Original Music Composer
Directing Edward Buzzell Director