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Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 10 January 1941 (USA)
Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's ... See full summary »

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Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's many problems. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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"Blonde Bonfire" Maisie is in Society Now!

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Comedy | Drama

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10 January 1941 (USA)  »

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En flicka på halsen  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Maisie (Ann Sothern) and Bob (Lew Ayres) are leaving the courthouse, the back of Robert Benchley can be seen as he runs up the steps and enters the courthouse. See more »

Goofs

The position of Maisie's hand while the father and son are talking at the foot of the staircase. See more »

Quotes

Maisie Ravier, an alias of Mary Anastasia O'Connor: To each to their own tastes, said the woman as she kissed the cow.
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Followed by Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont (as J.S. Pierpont)
Sung a cappella by Lew Ayres and the 5 midgets
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Bangles, beads and common sense
23 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maisie finds herself in yet another pickle and out of a job thanks to an inebriated Lew Ayres. When the judge rather ludicrously forces Lew to make restitution to her by employing her at his mansion she finds the joint badly in need of her common sense to sort it's inhabitants out. If you're a fan of the series than you know what to expect. The flashy Maisie through dint of her down to earth smarts accesses the situation and sets about making things right.

Ann Sothern drives this breezy vehicle like a master. Full of sass, piping up when she sees something wrong and knocking chips off of shoulders right and left these movies would be nothing without her. As always she's provided with a solid supporting cast, the best in this group being C. Aubrey Smith, and an inconsequential story but Ann's the reason to watch.


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