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Gold Rush Maisie (1940)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama  -  26 July 1940 (USA)
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Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned-out ghost town.

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Lee Bowman ...
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Fred Gubbins
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Jubie Davis
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Sarah Davis
John F. Hamilton ...
Bert Davis
Scotty Beckett ...
Harold Davis
Irving Bacon ...
Harry Gilpin
Louis Mason ...
Elmo Beecher
Victor Kilian Jr. ...
Ned Sullivan (as Victor Killian Jr.)
Wallace Reid Jr. ...
Matt Sullivan
Virginia Sale ...
Mrs. Harry Gilpin
Frank Orth ...
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Kathryn Sheldon ...
Mrs. Sullivan
Eddy Waller ...
Ben Hartley
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Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned-out ghost town. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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ghost town | gold | son | showgirl | mother | See All (56) »

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IT'S A LAUGH RUSH! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Passed | See all certifications »
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26 July 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dorada ilusión  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Norman Taurog and J. Walter Ruben took over directorial duties during Edwin L. Marin's illness. See more »

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Followed by Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) See more »

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26 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These Maisie B-programmers were all based on a tough-as-nails (yet tea-totaling) 30-ish Brooklyn dame who finds herself in some oddball situation where she's broke &/or stranded and manages to get herself out of the jam and help &/or enlighten nearly everyone she comes into contact with (usually landing a $25/week job in the process). Here she's finds herself STRANDED in the middle of Arizona in a broken down Model A (the thing's just 9 years old and had the snot beat out of it) 100-miles late for a singing job in some dive. She meets an anti-social Lee Bowman and his inexplicable sidekick Slim Summerville (imagine Tom Poston's role on Newhart without the humor) and encounters a family of displaced Arkansas sharecroppers traveling to a gold strike (imagine Grapes of Wrath) after her job falls through. The gold strike is back near Bowman's property. This is one of the most meandering and dull Maisies ever made (remember the production was plagued by a change in directors). Absolutely no drama--- the only mildly curious aspect is why Bowman is the way he is (did he discover gold and is hidin' it?). Whatever buildup there is in the plot is deflated at the end, except for the 'Gold is where you find it' theme. It's also got the tragic Scotty Beckett in the role of the sharecropper's kid. Ann's still quite cute and makes with the snappy comebacks, but this entry amounts to nothing much more worthy than a rainy day time waster. Yawn...


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