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Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 January 1941 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

En flicka på halsen  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 24, 1941 with Ann Sothern, Lew Ayres and Maureen O'Sullivan reprising their film roles. 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

Link Phillips: [after its exposed he's only getting married for the money] Well what are you looking at?
Maisie Ravier, an alias of Mary Anastasia O'Connor: Nothing. I'm nearsighted... I can't see that far down
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Referenced in The Miracle of Sound (1940) 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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Maureen O' Sullivan's Performance is A Treasure!
26 November 2007 | by (Whittier, CA) – See all my reviews

There are already a number of well-written reviews that explain the movie very well so I'm not going to give a full-fledged review here. What I will point out is how much I loved Maureen O'Sullivan's performance as Abigail in this film. She plays a woman that is so kind, sweet, and thoughtful--not to mention pretty that you want to take her home to marry your son. However, there is also a torment to the character's life because she feels unloved due to circumstances that are apparent when you see the film. Ms. O'Sullivan gives such a dramatic depth to her characterization and is so appealing that she really deserves an award. You just want to watch her over and over again. A captivating and brilliant performance in an important role in the film. Ann Sothern, C. Aubrey Smith, and Lew Ayres are wonderful, too, but I just can't say enough about Maureen O'Sullivan in this film.

The one other comment I will make is the last scene was quite disappointing to me and detracted somewhat from my enjoyment of the film but to discuss why would risk others not wanting to see the film and Maureen O'Sullivan's performance is definitely worth seeing and appreciating.


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