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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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Trivia

The first of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier. See more »

Quotes

Maisie Ravier: You know there's one thing I like about you. You never surprise me. You act like just like I figured the first day I met you.
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Connections

Followed by Up Goes Maisie (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Round-Up (Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along)
(1933)
Written by Billy Hill
Sung a cappella by Cliff Edwards
Reprised a cappella by him later
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I'm glad there are more "Maisie" movies.
31 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why did I like "Maisie"? It was not hilarious and the story seemed to try to feign plausibility. It trivialized a suicide, which is the one thing which bothered me about the film – but by trivializing it, they avoided dwelling on.

That being said, the situation was good and the acting was splendid. I adored Maisie (Ann Southern), liked Slim (Robert Young) as the character surpassed his initial single dimension, and had no time for Sybil (Ruth Hessy) or her paramour (John Hubbard).

The film worked because it is about Maisie in a situation. She is a good and decent person, bothered but not surprised that the world contains sharks and charlatans, and shameless women who marry for money. She'll judge everything personally, but she won't grandstand about it. She'll be put in any number of situations, and she knows how to survive and thrive in each of them.

Wonderful character actor George Tobias makes two excellent appearances in the film, towards the beginning and the end, as a sort of a con man. It was a nice touch.

I am looking forward to seeing the nine other films in the "Maisie" series.


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