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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 ...
Harris
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) »

Taglines:

"Gold! We got it! Brother, I can feel a mink coat snapping and snarling around my ankles right now!" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

26 July 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dorada ilusión  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The third of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie when Maisie is frightened and gives out a yell; she gets a loud echo. The only mountains in the area are far off in the distance. There is nothing in the area that would cause an echo. See more »

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Followed by Up Goes Maisie (1946) See more »

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Maisie & The Joads
16 November 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Gold Rush Maisie finds Ann Sothern as the good hearted show girl from Brooklyn going out west with a family that looks remarkably like Joads of Oklahoma. All that was missing was Henry Fonda.

In fact the subject matter was just like The Grapes Of Wrath. Uprooted farmers moving about the country looking for odd jobs in crop picking. Only here rumors of a gold strike are sending a bunch of them west to the Arizona desert. After a bit of kindness on Maisie's part, she hooks up with the Davis family which consists of parents John F. Hamilton, Mary Nash and kid Virginia Weidler, Scotty Beckett and an infant.

All the same problems that John Ford so graphically illustrated and John Steinbeck so graphically wrote about are present in Gold Rush Maisie. Pity that no one with a head as level as Maisie's was around in The Grapes Of Wrath. Many social problems would be solved.

Who'd have thought a film of social significance would have come from the Maisie series, but it did.


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