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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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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 second of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier.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:
Spoofs Red Dust (1932)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Maisie Goes to Africa, 10 July 2009
Author: Robert Gold (mgmstar128@gmail.com) from United States

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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