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Congo Maisie (1940)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 January 1940 (USA)
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In this reworking of "Red Dust," showgirl Maisie Ravier is left stranded in an African village. She's given refuge by Michael Shane, an attractive, but hard-boiled local doctor. She soon ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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John Carroll ...
Dr. Michael Shane
Rita Johnson ...
Kay McWade
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Dr. John McWade
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Captain Finch
E.E. Clive ...
Horace Snell
Everett Brown ...
Jallah
Tom Fadden ...
Nelson
Lionel Pape ...
British Consul
Nathan Curry ...
Luemba
Leonard Mudie ...
Farley
Martin Wilkins ...
Zia
Ernest Whitman ...
Varnai
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In this reworking of "Red Dust," showgirl Maisie Ravier is left stranded in an African village. She's given refuge by Michael Shane, an attractive, but hard-boiled local doctor. She soon finds herself playing Dear Abby for a visiting doctor and his wife, warding off an attack by natives, and trying to get Shane to warm up to her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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

Goofs

When Dr. Shane is trying to hold off the natives at the end, Maisie comes out and does some magic tricks - a color-changing scarf, and cards appearing from nowhere. Dr. Shane tells her to do more, and she says that's all she has. Yet earlier, she was doing a trick with a disappearing ball. And later she comes out doing a water trick. See more »

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Dr. Michael Shane: Little girls that listen at keyholes don't go to heaven.
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Followed by Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) See more »

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Maisie's adventures in West Africa never rings true, but Ann Sothern is once again enjoyable in that role.
19 February 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

Ann Sothern does what she can with the material in this far-fetched story set in the jungles of West Africa, but the film never really makes an impact. Although the acting is fine throughout, the fast-talking Sothern is the only character I really liked. And the only sequence I truly enjoyed was the one-minute crash course Sothern gets from John Carroll on how to assist in an appendectomy. I think even I could do it now.

The film has been called a "loose" remake of Red Dust (1932), but it is actually based on a different book, "Congo Landing," which was written by the same author after Red Dust was released. It is similar in plot to it as well as to Torrid Zone (1940).


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