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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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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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Kongo-Maisie  »

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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 29, 1944 with Ann Sothern reprising her film role. 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 »

Quotes

Dr. Michael Shane: Little girls that listen at keyholes don't go to heaven.
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Followed by Gold Rush Maisie (1940) See more »

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Maisie Goes to Africa
10 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Congo Maisie is a cute little film from the Maisie series which features a great independent female character. Maisie is a woman who keeps her self respect, her dignity, and her good girl status through all of her adventures. Ann Sothern was very lucky to have come across this character. Maisie is a tough cookie with a heart of gold.

This film in the series is pleasant, even if isn't my favorite one. It does have similar aspects to Red Dust, but it really isn't a remake as Mogambo later was.

Maisie sings and dances and performs magic tricks. The audience gets to see her think fast on her feet and to use her natural intelligence. She may not be a highly educated person, but she is someone everyone would want to have in their lives.

Enjoy this trip to Africa, and don't forget to bring your umbrella!


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