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Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 15 August 1944 (USA)
Maisie is overworked at her defense job and is ordered to take a two week vacation. When she meets Tommy, he offers her a job singing with his band in Reno, but she has to get there on her ... See full summary »

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Maisie is overworked at her defense job and is ordered to take a two week vacation. When she meets Tommy, he offers her a job singing with his band in Reno, but she has to get there on her own. So at the bus station, she finds a ticket and a soldier who gives her a letter for his wife, Gloria, who is in Reno waiting for a divorce. Maisie gets the letter delivered to a woman who says that she is Gloria, but she is not. When Maisie learns of the ruse, she knows something is wrong and can not be dissuaded from investigating. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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YOU'LL BE CRAZY ABOUT MAISIE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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The eighth of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier. See more »

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Follows Gold Rush Maisie (1940) See more »

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Panhandle Pete
(1944)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Ralph Freed (uncredited)
Sung by Ann Sothern
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Maisie tries to stop a divorce
29 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In "Maisie Goes to Reno," our usually effervescent Maisie is burnt out working in a wartime factory and is sent on a vacation by her doctor. She accepts an offer to sing with her old band in Reno and relax by day but finds that in order to get there, she has to buy the ticket of a woman who's decided not to go. A soldier sees the transaction and begs Maisie to help him. Initially, he wants her ticket but when an MP informs him that his unit has been called in, he asks Maisie to take a note to his soon to be ex-wife in order to stop the divorce.

In Reno, Maisie discovers that the man's wife (Ava Gardner) is being duped by two con artists into believing her husband just wants her money. Maisie herself becomes involved with an employee in the hotel casino (John Hodiak).

Sothern does a fun rendition of "Panhandle Pete," Gardner is ravishing, and John Hodiak was never handsomer. Most of the "Maisie" series was pleasant without being overwhelming, though perhaps some of the earlier films were better. This one is okay, worth it to see Gardner and Hodiak in early roles - and of course, the always wonderful Sothern.


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