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Elizabeth Reinhardt (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
26 July 1940 (USA) See more »
IT'S A LAUGH RUSH! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier

Lee Bowman ... Bill Anders

Slim Summerville ... Fred Gubbins

Virginia Weidler ... Jubie Davis

Mary Nash ... 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
Charles Judels ... Hula Paradise Cafe owner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddy Chandler ... (scenes deleted)
Lew Harvey ... (scenes deleted)
Henry Sylvester ... Prospector (scenes deleted)

Ray Teal ... Prospector (scenes deleted)
Dorothy Appleby ... Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Jessie Arnold ... Wife of Prospector Hearing About Free Land (uncredited)

Barbara Bedford ... Mrs. Hartley (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Mrs. Carter (uncredited)

Clem Bevans ... 'Pop' Graybeard (uncredited)
Anna Chandler ... Mrs. Beecher (uncredited)
Naomi Childers ... Mrs. Tyler (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Old Timer (uncredited)
Martin Faust ... Mr. Joe Carter (uncredited)
Wesley Giraud ... Albert Tyler (uncredited)
Eddie Gribbon ... Gus - Customer (uncredited)
William Jackie ... Prospector Hearing About Free Land (uncredited)
Cy Kendall ... Assayer (uncredited)
Mitchell Lewis ... William Howard Taft Miggs (uncredited)
Buck Mack ... Frank Tyler (uncredited)
Robert Middlemass ... Charlie - Camp Owner (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... Camp Owner with a Pig (uncredited)
Ivan Miller ... Spencer Smith (uncredited)
Ed O'Neill ... Prospector (uncredited)
Tex Parker ... Sqaure Dance Caller (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Man Outside General Store (uncredited)
Baby Quintanilla ... Gladys Davis - Baby (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Customer in Harry's Diner (uncredited)
Albert Russell ... Prospector (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Drunk Greeting 'Pop' (uncredited)

Directed by
Edwin L. Marin 
J. Walter Ruben (uncredited)
Norman Taurog (uncredited)
Writing credits
Elizabeth Reinhardt (screenplay) (as Betty Reinhardt) and
Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay)

Wilson Collison (original story)

Produced by
J. Walter Ruben .... producer
Original Music by
David Snell 
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
Robert A. Golden .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Gabriel Scognamillo .... associate art director
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolly Tree .... wardrobe
Music Department
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
William Kaplan .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Tex Parker .... dance instructor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #6358)

Did You Know?

Norman Taurog and J. Walter Ruben took over directorial duties during Edwin L. Marin's illness.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Joads Go Gold-Mining, 13 January 2009
Author: ilprofessore-1 from United States

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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