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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

26 July 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dorada ilusión  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Norman Taurog and J. Walter Ruben took over directorial duties during Edwin L. Marin's illness. 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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The Joads Go Gold-Mining
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Back in the old big studio days MGM didn't send their expensive cast and crews out on location if they could possibly keep them back home on the Culver City lot, especially if the story was set in the Arizona desert as this one is. This 1940 studio-bound production is a curiosity: full of phony sound-stage sets pretending to be exteriors, obvious painted backdrops and fuzzy process shots. Ann Southern and Virginia Weilder even have a big sister-little sister talk while walking on a treadmill as a process-shot desert background is projected in the background. No production shot today could get away with all this fakery. On the plus side, the good-hearted screenplay co-written by Mary C. McCall, Jr, president of the Screen Writer's Guild, is one of the few scripts, other than "The Grapes of Wrath," to have dealt sympathetically with the plight of Dust-bowl farm families who moved west in search of a better life.


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