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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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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19 January 1940 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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 Gets Her Man (1942) 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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