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Swing Shift Maisie (1943)

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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Iris Reed
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Maw Lustvogel
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Horatio Curley
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Harry Wiere ...
Harry Schmitt
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Herbert Schmitt
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Judd Evans (as Fred Brady)
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Emmy Lou Grogan
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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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1 October 1943 (USA)  »

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Sabotaje romántico  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Lockheed P-38 Lightnings that are seen in this film were purchased by MGM for another project that never materialized. One was used in the film A Guy Named Joe (1943). Here they are visible, partially disassembled, in some aircraft factory scenes. See more »

Quotes

Fred - Blind Date: [about Iris] A genuine 4-F would waste his time on 'her,' Phooey!
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Crazy Credits

Closing Credit: "Butch" the dog holds in his mouth a card that says THE END. See more »

Connections

Follows Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) See more »

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Over the Waves
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Arranged by Edward Ward
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Maisie the riveteer
14 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

After being an assistant in John Qualen's dog act which runs amok in a nightclub due to James Craig's boisterousness, Ann Sothern finds herself once again on her uppers and with a bit of difficulty finally winds up working at a defense plant doing her Rosie the Riveteer thing. It's another job to put on her post war resume.

Craig's a test pilot at this defense plant and despite his bumptious nature as characterized his nickname of 'Breezy' he's a likable if a bit dumb sort and Sothern kind of likes him to. But he's got eyes for Jean Rogers who Sothern has taken in as a roommate in Connie Gilchrist's boardinghouse.

Rogers is some piece of work and I can't say more less I give the plot away. Though Craig himself is thick as a brick the way Ashton Kutcher was on That 70s show.

Swing Shift Maisie is a wartime bit of cheer and it's both easy to take and gives you a good glimpse of the home front in the early 40s.


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