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Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

 -  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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Complete credited cast:
Bob Rawlston
Abby Rawlston
Joan Perry ...
Diana Webley
Paul Cavanagh ...
'Cap' Rawlston
Edward Ashley ...
Link Phillips
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rita Johnson ...
(scenes deleted)
Henry O'Neill ...
(scenes deleted)


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 <>

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"Blonde Bonfire" Maisie is in Society Now!


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10 January 1941 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The fourth of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier. See more »


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


Maisie Ravier, an alias of Mary Anastasia O'Connor: [after having lost her job due to Bob's drunken antics] Maybe life's a jolly 4th of July picnic for you, brother, but it certainly isn't for me. You cancelled out my meal ticket, its the middle of the night, there's no trains or buses until morning, and I got exactly 2 dimes and 45 miles between me and New York. Well what are you going to do about it?
Robert 'Bob': I'll take you
Maisie Ravier, an alias of Mary Anastasia O'Connor: How? Piggy back?
Robert 'Bob': No, no, no, no... in my car. Sure, we'll have a little drink here with Curly and then we'll shove off, what do you ...
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Referenced in The Miracle of Sound (1940) See more »


Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (as J.S. Pierpont)
Sung a cappella by Lew Ayres and the 5 midgets
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Worth the Time
25 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A surprisingly strong entry in the long-running Maisie series, this one features a fairly standard plot but strong performances from Lew Ayres and Maureen O'Sullivan. Maisie, through a an accumulation of mildly amusing circumstances, ends up as maid at a typical home of the idle (but troubled) rich. But why is the young man of th house (Lew Ayres) in a constant state of not-very-amusing intoxication? And why is Maureen O'Sullivan so neurotic, unhappy, and about to marry a pretty obvious fortune-hunter? And can Maisie save this household, or will she abandon the job in utter disgust? Watch the movie. None of the answers will surprise you that much, but Ayes' performance here is a standout, and Ann Southern's Maisie is a whole lot better than usual in the dramatic scenes. (It's permissible to fast forward through the heartwarming comic ones)

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