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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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En flicka på halsen  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 25 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Saturday 16 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by San Francisco 11 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, by New York City 10 November 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). 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

Al Walpole, the Main Butler: [about Mr. Robert's drinking] He's just going through a phase right now, that's all
Maisie Ravier, an alias of Mary Anastasia O'Connor: yeah a phase, on the barroom floor
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Follows Congo Maisie (1940) See more »

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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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