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Swing Shift Maisie (1943)

 |  Comedy  |  1 October 1943 (USA)
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Street-smart Maisie from Brooklyn lands a job at an airplane assembly plant during WWII and falls in love with handsome pilot "Breezy" McLaughlin. Breezy, however, falling in love with and ... See full summary »

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James Craig ...
Jean Rogers ...
Iris Reed
Connie Gilchrist ...
Maw Lustvogel
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Horatio Curley
Kay Medford ...
Harry Wiere ...
Harry Schmitt
Herbert Wiere ...
Herbert Schmitt
Sylvester Wiere ...
Sylvester Schmitt
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Grace
Betty Jaynes ...
Ruth
Frederick Brady ...
Judd Evans (as Fred Brady)
Marta Linden ...
Emmy Lou Grogan
Celia Travers ...
Helen Johnson
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Joe Peterson
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Street-smart Maisie from Brooklyn lands a job at an airplane assembly plant during WWII and falls in love with handsome pilot "Breezy" McLaughlin. Breezy, however, falling in love with and getting engaged to Maisie's conniving roommate Iris, doesn't realize she's using him and it's up to Maisie to convince him. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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The Girl in Overalls  »

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First full length feature film of John Hodiak. See more »

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Fred - Blind Date: [about Iris] A genuine 4-F would waste his time on 'her,' Phooey!
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Closing Credit: "Butch" the dog holds in his mouth a card that says THE END. See more »

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Follows Maisie Was a Lady (1941) See more »

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The Girl Behind The Boy Behind The Gun
(1942)
Music by Vic Mizzy
Sung by Ann Sothern and chorus
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Sorry, nothing but bad vibes from this 'Maisie' movie...
26 November 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

There's a bad taste left after viewing this supposedly amusing Maisie film, the seventh in the series, which has Maisie and the other femme lead (JEAN ROGERS) making a lot of bad choices and doing a lot of foolish and sometimes mean-spirited things.

We get the idea that Maisie is supposed to be a "breezy" character and ANN SOTHERN is adept at getting this facet of Maisie's personality across. But the script has her making a chump of herself over befriending the wrong-headed JEAN ROGERS, who turns out to be a conniving idiot, and both in love with the equally addle-brained JAMES CRAIG, who plays a wartime test pilot in love with both girls working at a munitions factory.

The script calls for one foolish scene after another, finally ending with Craig dumping Rogers for Sothern and finally seeing the light.

Only die-hard fans of Ann Sothern will enjoy this one. The script needed to be totally revamped and is actually quite obnoxious at times.


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