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Maisie (1939)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 June 1939 (USA)
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Stranded, penniless in a small Wyoming town, Maisie Ravier flirts with Slim, the manager of Clifford Ames' ranch. Disgusted by Maisie's flirtation, Slim orders her to leave town. Maisie ... See full summary »

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Sybil Ames
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Clifford Ames
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'Shorty' Miller
John Hubbard ...
Richard Raymond (as Anthony Allan)
Art Mix ...
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Rico
Richard Carle ...
Roger Bannerman
Minor Watson ...
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Harlan Briggs ...
Deputy Sheriff Cal Hoskins
Paul Everton ...
Judge
Joseph Crehan ...
Defense Attorney Wilcox
Frank Puglia ...
Ernie
Willie Fung ...
Lee
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Stranded, penniless in a small Wyoming town, Maisie Ravier flirts with Slim, the manager of Clifford Ames' ranch. Disgusted by Maisie's flirtation, Slim orders her to leave town. Maisie meets up with Ames and his adulterous wife, Sybil, and gets hired as their maid. When Ames is in an auto accident, Maisie finds Sybil with lover, Richard. That night, Slim and Maisie declare their love for each other. Ames discovers Sybil's infidelity and kills himself. Sybils revenges on Maisie, telling Slim that Ames and Maisie were lovers. An argument erupts between Slim and Maisie, resulting in Maisie leaving town. Maisie soon discovers that Slim is on trial for Ames' murder. Written by Kelly

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HERE'S OUR GUARANTEE! "Maisie is the surprise picture of the season!" It is one of the things that happen in Hollywood...the once in a "blue moon" mixture of happy players, a good story, a clever director...and the answer is...EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT! A GRAND GAL...Everybody's crazy about...! "MAISIE" See more »

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22 June 1939 (USA)  »

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Broadway to Wyoming  »

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Trivia

The woman who picks up Ann Sothern (Maisie) at the train station and then robs her is named "Georgia Lorrison." That is the same name as the Lana Turner character in "The Bad and the Beautiful." See more »

Connections

Followed by Undercover Maisie (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Joe the Wrangler
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Played on guitar by Cliff Edwards and on harmonica by Art Mix and sung by the ranch hands
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Sothern is an absolute delight!
25 February 2001 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

MAISIE was the first in a series of ten MGM features starring the delightful Ann Sothern as a sharp-tongued Brooklyn chorus girl with a heart of gold. One way or the other, Maisie found herself in the middle of other people's problems, and, more often than not, found a reasonable solution.

The MAISIE series was made on a noticeably low-budget, but Ms. Sothern's bright and vivacious personality elevated these "B" movies to A picture status, making every entry in the series always worth watching. MAISIE is also of great historical importance because it's the first time a female was the central character of a film series.(BLONDIE doesn't count because most of the 28 films in that series revolved around Dagwood).

Though I have seen all of the films in the MAISIE series and love them all dearly, my top favorites are: MAISIE(1939), CONGO MAISIE(1940), GOLD RUSH MAISIE(1940), MAISIE WAS A LADY(1941), MAISIE GETS HER MAN(1942), and MAISIE GOES TO RENO(1944).


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