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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
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 »
Maisie is an admirable character, an honorable character, and it's really too bad Hollywood has lost sight of virtue.
Probably no one could have played her as well as Ann Sothern did.
Though I had seen another entry in this series fairly recently, this is only the second one I've seen, at least in memory.
I will now make it a point to see them all, and I guess it's not necessary to watch them in order.
Women in Hollywood have complained for years that there aren't any great roles for women, that women have been relegated to the clinging girl friend, or the damsel in distress, or something more reprehensible (though of recent years prostitutes and murderers have been considered plum roles).
The existence of a character like Maisie, with strength, determination, courage, and, almost absent in today's Hollywood, honor is the type of role women of today should encourage be brought back.
Maybe not Maisie herself; today's world is too different.
But some woman with Maisie's characteristics would be a welcome, a very welcome screen presence.
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