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Ringside Maisie (1941)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 August 1941 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Terry Dolan
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Virginia O'Brien - Singer
Natalie Thompson ...
Cecelia Reardon
Margaret Moffatt ...
Mrs. Dolan
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Chotsie (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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Ricky Du Prez
Rags Ragland ...
Vic (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Oscar O'Shea ...
Conductor
John Indrisano ...
Peaches
Roy Lester ...
Jitterbug
Eddie Lou Simms ...
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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The fifth of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier. 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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Part of the Maisie series
24 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ann Sothern is Maisie again in "Ringside Maisie," a 1941 film also starring Robert Sterling and George Murphy. It's possible that this film is where Ms. Sothern met Sterling, her first husband.

The Maisie plots had certain similarities and have to be taken as separate stories, which has always bothered me. It would seem at the end of one film that Maisie had found the man of her dreams, yet in the next film, there would be someone else. Maisie was always the same - a flashy, down in her luck entertainer on her way to a job somewhere, getting stranded, meeting some guy that she hates at first, and then love blooms.

In this entry, the man is George Murphy as Francis, who handles gifted prize fighter Terry Dolan (Sterling). Maisie has a job performing and loses it the same night because she won't sleep with her partner (although obviously that isn't stated). She winds up being a companion to the boxer's mother. Over time, she learns that Dolan wants only to buy a grocery store - he hates fighting and is frightened every time he goes into the ring. With Maisie's encouragement, he confronts Francis, who is also a friend, only to have Francis demand he live up to his contract, with disastrous results.

These movies were, for the most part, very entertaining. Sothern never did anything she didn't shine in, definitely one of the most likable actresses ever - beautiful, warm, funny, always convincing. When her leading woman days were over, she continued her career as a character actress. She was a wonderful star, even if she didn't reach the heights of Jean Harlow or Carole Lombard. She has good support here from the handsome Sterling and the versatile George Murphy.

Good entry into the series.


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