Glenn Ford in “A Musical Western with ooomph” !

19 Jul

Go West Young Lady / 1941

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Go West Young Lady

Go West Young Lady

Go West Young Lady

Go West Young Lady is a Western in the broadest sense … mostly cuz it has two great broads in it: Penny Singleton and Anne Miller.

Go West Young Lady

Go West Young Lady

33-year-old Singleton was the Young Lady going West – and the top billed Star, but … we can see by at least 2 posters that an 18-year-old Anne Miller had easily muscled her way to the front – smiling all the way.

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Go West Young Lady

“The Musical Western with OOMPH!”

Anything with Anne Miller was bound to have plenty of “OOMPH” !

Singleton and Miller vs Ford

In 1941 Penny Singleton was an established ‘box office’ Star with over 20 films, plus assorted stage work. Meanwhile Anne Miller had 15 movies under her 18-year-old heels and had been melting the scenery for quite a while.  Young Glenn Ford, (25-years-old), sandwiched between Miller and Singleton would appear to be ‘in tough’. Yet he’s completely at ease and up to the task. Good job Glenn!

Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford

Singleton and Ford

Singleton and Ford

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Miller and Ford

Penny Singleton

penny singleton

Marion Davies … 

In for a Penny … in for a pound.

Singleton ... slinging lead

Singleton … taking care of business

Anne Miller

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Anne Miller

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Anne Miller / Unstoppable!

The don’t make ’em like this any more. They don’t know how.

Anne Miller could crowd a rhino out of playpen – and had the kicks to back it.

 She was brazen … she was blazing … she was brilliant. And she knew it.

She was a blistering bar top dancer … who loved what she was doing. And so did we.

Turner Classic Movies says:

“The chemistry between Singleton and Ford brings charm to this delightful “B” picture, while plenty of action keeps the plot moving at the pace of a speeding bullet. Numbers from Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Penny Singleton and Ann Miller (who shines in an early role as saloon girl Lola) provide plenty of good music throughout. Some of the tunes include “Somewhere Along the Trail,” “I Wish I Could Be a Singing Cowboy”, and “Gentlemen Don’t Prefer a Lady”. http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/161277%7C0/Go-West-Young-Lady.html

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

bob wills and his texas playboys

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

6 Responses to “Glenn Ford in “A Musical Western with ooomph” !”

  1. Teepee12 July 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    I seem to have missed this one.

  2. jcalberta July 20, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    TCM does show it now and again. But I doubt that many have seen it. it’s mainly a musical comedy. There is one hell of a fight scene though – between Singleton and Miller – really going at it.

  3. garryarmstrong July 20, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Wow!! Forgot about this one!! Matter of fact, don’t think I’ve seen it. Don’t think Jubal Troop would approve.

    • jcalberta July 20, 2013 at 11:55 am #

      LOL!
      Yeah I don’t think it’s regarded as a Western Classic, but it has some good players in it – heading for bigger things.

  4. Brian June 9, 2015 at 6:44 am #

    Hi,
    The photo two up from the Anne Miller section is actually Marion Davies, not Penny Singleton.

    • jcalberta June 9, 2015 at 11:34 am #

      Thanks Brian .. my blog is full of such errors .. and i like to get them corrected.
      I’ll leave her in there anyways … she’s gorgeous.

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