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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
Ian Hunter ...
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 ...
Prosecuting Attorney
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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22 June 1939 (USA)  »

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Story was originally purchased for Jean Harlow See more »

Quotes

Maisie Ravier: I like him, and I don't lie to people I like.
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Followed by Gold Rush Maisie (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Round-Up (Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along)
(1933)
Written by Billy Hill
Sung a cappella by Cliff Edwards
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Amaisieing!
12 July 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Our heroine, Ann Sothern as Maisie Ravier, is left stranded in a small Wyoming town with the rather unfortunate name of Big Horn. With only 15 cents to her name, she takes a carnival job and through a chance comment, meets Robert Young ('Slim' Martin). For some unexplained reason Maisie stows away on Martins truck and ensconces herself at the farm run by Martin for rich Ian Hunter (Cliff Ames), who turns up with his cheap wife played by Ruth Hussey. A series of misadventures follows with romance for Maisie and tragedy for the Ames. In the end Maisie comes shining through.

The first in a series, Sothern plays Maisie as a brassy, worldwise, blonde with a heart of gold. Her role is reminiscent of Jean Harlow in 'Red Dust': I have heard that Harlow was in line for the role but have no confirmation of that.

The movie itself is quite amusing, if dated, but not helped by poor production values and obvious in studio scenes. There is one shot where Robert Young is driving a truck and a calf pokes it's head into the front part of the truck. Although meant to be real, it is so obviously fake it is laughable. Young walks around in ramrod fashion and Hunter is strangely wooden. Overall, enjoyable nonsense. Not to be taken too seriously.


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