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Ringside Maisie (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 1941 (USA)
Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let ... See full summary »

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Terry Dolan
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Virginia O'Brien - Singer
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Cecelia Reardon
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Chotsie
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Ricky Du Prez
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Vic (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Peaches
Roy Lester ...
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Jackie-Boy Duffy (as Eddie Simms)
Jonathan Hale ...
Dr. Kramer
Purnell Pratt ...
Dr. Taylor
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Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let down his best friend and manager Skeets Maguire, who has hopes of him becoming the next champion, he is reluctant to bring up the subject with him. Maisie convinces Terry to tell Skeets, whose unexpected reaction induces him to step into the ring again. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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The fifth of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier. See more »

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Follows Maisie (1939) See more »

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A Bird in a Gilded Cage
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Music by Harry Von Tilzer (1900)
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Sung by Virginia O'Brien at the Shady Lawn Hotel
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Very Well-Done and Enjoyable Programmer
1 December 2004 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Ann Sothern is delightful in her Maisie roles (and in virtually everything she did.) This is an especially charming entry in the series.

It has a few small problems that can be attributed to its time. The flouncy desk clerk is one, but prissy, effeminate desk clerks were a staple of movies for a couple decades. (Alas.)

In a way, the notion that prize fighter Robert Sterling would rather die than continue his life as a blind person is dated, too. But this movie is generally good with disabilities. People are still terrified of blindness, though more is known about it now; and the character of Sterling's mother is in a wheelchair and not treated in at all a condescending fashion.

The idea that a smart, pretty, self-sufficient woman like Sothern's Maisie would chose the (to me) thoroughly unappealing George Murphy over the tender character played by the very handsome Robert Sterling is kind of laughable. And apparently the offscreen Sothern felt that way too, since she and Sterling were married two years after this picture's release.


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