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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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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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This film's initial telecast in Los Angeles took place Thursday 5 September 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Thursday 30 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by San Francisco 27 December 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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Judd Evans: What goes around here? I take vitamin pills. I eat spinach. I smoke modern design cigarettes. And what happens? Along comes some superman and ties up all the eyefuls before I can get to 'em.
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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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Referenced in Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) See more »

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There's a Girl Behind the Boy Behind the Gun
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Music by Lennie Hayton
Lyrics by Mary C. McCall Jr.
Sung by Ann Sothern and chorus
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Maisie & Breezy & Iris & Judd
10 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Once again Maisie is out of a job. This time due to a test pilot named Breezy (James Craig, the poor man's Clark Gable). Of course, because she has crappy taste in men, Maisie falls for him. He gets her a job at a defense plant and a room at a boardinghouse, where she befriends a conniving woman named Iris (radiant Jean Rogers). Soon Iris is working at the plant as well and steals Breezy from Maisie. It gets even messier from there but you get the general idea.

This is a strange entry in the Maisie series, mainly due to the weird combination of the wartime elements and the love triangle with the traitorous friend. But still it's entertaining. Ann Sothern is as adorable and sympathetic as ever. Jean Rogers is positively gorgeous. The camera is in love with her. In every shot she seems to glow. Too bad her character is such a bitch. Some of the highlights in this one include Maisie swishing her way through the factory and turning heads, Iris being thrown around by Maisie's acrobat friends and getting her hair caught in machinery, and pretty much every scene involving a character named Judd ("Hello, curvaceous"). It's an enjoyable enough movie, even if it meanders a bit and the ending stinks.


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