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Up Goes Maisie (1946)

Passed | | Comedy | 1 February 1946 (USA)
After graduating college Maisie becomes involved both professionally and personally Joe Morton, who's just developed a revolutionary helicopter.

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In the ninth entry of this ten-film series, Maisie (Ann Sothern) graduates from business college and disguises herself as a spinsterish frump in order (based on eight past experiences) to keep wolfish prospective employees in line. She gets a job with Joseph Morton (George Murphy) who, with some other returning vets, has perfected an automatically-controlled helicopter. A double-crossing tycoon tries to beat the boys out of their invention, but Maisie discovers the plot and all ends well, but not before Maisie finds herself piloting the helicopter through downtown Los Angeles to a landing in the Pasadena Rose Bowl. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 31 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Wednesday 15 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and by San Francisco 13 July 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). It eventually aired in New York City 27 JAnuary 1961 oh WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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While Maisie is in the helicopter flying over the city, the wire holding the helicopter in the air can be seen. See more »

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Follows Maisie (1939) See more »

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Maisie Earns Her Propellars
14 May 2017 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Sothern's sparkly Maisie is always a treat. Looks like MGM was injecting a bigger budget and longer runtime into the series. That's okay, but here it means more plot and fewer Maisie spotlights. The first part is typical our gal. She's trying to get a job, but every office in town has a guy with more than a job in mind. Nevertheless, the tricky antics are amusingly handled. Then the job she does get is with a no-nonsense experimental lab, where Murphy's developed a cutting-edge helicopter. Trouble is one of his crew, McNally, is conspiring with a rival outfit to hijack the secret project. Anyway, turns out that it's a good thing Maisie knows how to pull levers.

Sothern gets to show more moods than usual, while Murphy makes a convincing idea man. The second half features special effects that are pretty well done, along with a look at Pasadena's empty Rose Bowl. To me, the brief highlight is Maisie's catfight with the formidable Hillary Brooke. Brooke can be so snooty, it's fun to see her get a humiliating comeuppance. Too bad, however, we don't see more of that post-war phenomenon, the drive-in café. The brief look of the one here appears lavish, with its array of comely car-hops that includes Maisie. And, oh yeah, dish me up a burger while you're at it.

Overall, it's a rather suspenseful entry with a sprightly first part that, depending on viewer taste, soon turns plot-heavy.


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