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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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James Craig ...
'Breezy' McLaughlin
Jean Rogers ...
Iris Reed
Connie Gilchrist ...
Maw Lustvogel
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Horatio Curley
Kay Medford ...
Ann Wilson
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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1 October 1943 (USA)  »

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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 Gets Her Man (1942) See more »

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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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