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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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15 August 1944 (USA)  »

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Por Conta de Cupido  »

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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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"I'm riding on a cloud, baby, and I'm not giving anybody my seat."
19 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Overworked and exhausted, Maisie (Ann Sothern) heads to Reno on a vacation. She meets a soldier on the way and hears his sob story. Once in Reno she tries to find the soldier's rich wife (Ava Gardner) to stop her from divorcing him. This proves to be more difficult than it seems and Maisie winds up investigating a plot to steal the wife's fortune. But there's always time for romance and Maisie's love interest this time is a blackjack dealer (John Hodiak).

Enjoyable eighth entry in the Maisie series. Ann Sothern's adorable as ever. She even gets to sing a song: "Panhandle Pete." Early role for Ava Gardner, who's very pretty but gets nothing to do. The running gag throughout the picture is that Maisie has developed a nervous tick from overworking and all the men think she's winking at them. It's a funny bit that never gets old, especially with the cute way Sothern sells it. A fun movie that fans of the series should enjoy. Don't forget: skittle-dee-ruff-ka-doo!


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