Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's ...
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Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let ... See full summary »
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Parting company with her on-stage partner Professor Orco partly due to the job being potentially hazardous to her health, streetwise but kind-hearted vaudeville performer Maisie Ravier, in ... See full summary »
Streetwise but kind-hearted Maisie Ravier has put her vaudeville life behind her, but not its associated outward good looks, flash and glamor. Trying to get to New York for a job, she ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's many problems.Written by
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This film received its initial telecast in Memphis Tuesday 9 July 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13); it first aired in Los Angeles 25 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Chicago 21 September 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Lubbock TX 25 September 1957 on KCBD (Channel 11), in New Haven CT 6 October 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Honolulu 9 October 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Lebanon PA 20 October 1957 on WLBR (Channel 15), in Philadelphia 16 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Hartford CT 25 February 1958 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Seattle 17 May 1958 on KING (Channel 5), and in San Francisco 11 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); Maisie finally made it to New York City this time 10 November 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
The position of Maisie's hand while the father and son are talking at the foot of the staircase. See more »
There are already a number of well-written reviews that explain the movie very well so I'm not going to give a full-fledged review here. What I will point out is how much I loved Maureen O'Sullivan's performance as Abigail in this film. She plays a woman that is so kind, sweet, and thoughtful--not to mention pretty that you want to take her home to marry your son. However, there is also a torment to the character's life because she feels unloved due to circumstances that are apparent when you see the film. Ms. O'Sullivan gives such a dramatic depth to her characterization and is so appealing that she really deserves an award. You just want to watch her over and over again. A captivating and brilliant performance in an important role in the film. Ann Sothern, C. Aubrey Smith, and Lew Ayres are wonderful, too, but I just can't say enough about Maureen O'Sullivan in this film.
The one other comment I will make is the last scene was quite disappointing to me and detracted somewhat from my enjoyment of the film but to discuss why would risk others not wanting to see the film and Maureen O'Sullivan's performance is definitely worth seeing and appreciating.
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