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Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay)
Wilson Collison (novel)
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Release Date:
22 June 1939 (USA) See more »
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 »
Stranded, penniless in a small Wyoming town, Maisie Ravier flirts with Slim, the manager of Clifford Ames' ranch... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Young ... 'Slim' Martin

Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier

Ruth Hussey ... Sybil Ames

Ian Hunter ... Clifford Ames

Cliff Edwards ... 'Shorty' Miller
John Hubbard ... Richard Raymond (as Anthony Allan)
Art Mix ... 'Red' Donnen

George Tobias ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Dorety ... Barker (scenes deleted)
Buck Mack ... Barker (scenes deleted)
Ralph McCullough ... Barker (scenes deleted)
Frank Mills ... Barker (scenes deleted)
Ed Randolph ... Barker (scenes deleted)
Don Roberts ... Barker (scenes deleted)
Roy Seager ... Barker (scenes deleted)
Clem Bevans ... Station Agent (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Hicks (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Pops (uncredited)
Martin Faust ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Mary Foy ... Sheriff's Wife (uncredited)
Robert Middlemass ... Doctor (uncredited)
C.L. Sherwood ... Drunk Passing Shooting Gallery (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Robert Winkler ... Newsboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Edwin L. Marin 
Writing credits
Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay)

Wilson Collison (novel "Dark Dame")

Produced by
J. Walter Ruben .... producer
Original Music by
Edward Ward 
Cinematography by
Leonard Smith 
Film Editing by
Fredrick Y. Smith 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
Costume Design by
Valles (costumes: men)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert A. Golden .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Malcolm Brown .... associate art director
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolly Tree .... wardrobe: women
Crew verified as complete

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75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #5307)

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)See more »
The Last Round-Up (Git Along, Little Dogie, Git Along)See more »


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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Sothern is an absolute delight!, 25 February 2001
Author: chad478 from cincinnati, ohio

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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