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Writers:
Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay)
Wilson Collison (book)
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Release Date:
19 January 1940 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In this reworking of "Red Dust," showgirl Maisie Ravier is left stranded in an African village. She's given refuge by Michael Shane... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A poor man's "Red Dust" See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Broadus ... Third Witch Doctor (uncredited)
Tom Farrell ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Buddy Harris ... Second Witch Doctor (uncredited)
Darby Jones ... First Witch Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
H.C. Potter 
 
Writing credits
Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay)

Wilson Collison (book "Congo Landing")

Produced by
J. Walter Ruben .... producer
 
Original Music by
Edward Ward 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr.  (as Charles Lawton)
 
Film Editing by
Fredrick Y. Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilbert Kurland .... assistant director (uncredited)
Walter Strohm .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Gabriel Scognamillo .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolly Tree .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Ralph Donaldson .... technical advisor (as Ralph F. Donaldson)
Val Raset .... African dances (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
71 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A poor man's "Red Dust", 28 November 2007
Author: blanche-2 from United States

This time, just call Maisie "Congo Maisie" in this 1940 second entry into the "Maisie" series. Each episode of Maisie's fabulous life is done as a separate entity as if the previous one never happened. So don't get too attached to anyone.

Maisie, stranded as usual, stows away on a ship that doesn't go the way she wants and, in fact, breaks down. She tags along with a rubber plantation manager (John Carroll) when he hikes to his old house where he worked as a doctor (he's since forsaken the Hippocratic oath). Now it's the home of a doctor who does research (Sheppard Strudwick) and his wife (Rita Johnson).

"Congo Maisie" is chock full of adventure, with Maisie assisting in an emergency operation and, wearing a gown and a Carmen Miranda headpiece from her club act, fends off witch doctors. It's quite funny but as my sister yelled out to me hearing some of it, "Is that a politically incorrect movie you're watching in there?" Uh, yeah.

John Carroll is the new object of Maisie's affections. He talks a lot and uses a monotone that becomes grating real fast. I recall a photo of him where he was presented as a Gable wannabe. Forget it. Rita Johnson is absolutely lovely, and Sheppard Strudwick is very good. Fun.

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