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Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 10 January 1941 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Elizabeth Reinhardt (screenplay) (as Betty Reinhardt), Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
Lew Ayres ... Bob Rawlston
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Abby Rawlston
C. Aubrey Smith ... Walpole
Joan Perry ... Diana Webley
Paul Cavanagh ... 'Cap' Rawlston
Edward Ashley ... Link Phillips
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rita Johnson ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
Henry O'Neill ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
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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 Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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"Blonde Bonfire" Maisie is in Society Now!

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The estate is located in Bellport, NY on Long Island. See more »

Goofs

The position of Maisie's hand while the father and son are talking at the foot of the staircase. See more »

Quotes

Maisie Ravier, an alias of Mary Anastasia O'Connor: [after having lost her job due to Bob's drunken antics] Maybe life's a jolly 4th of July picnic for you, brother, but it certainly isn't for me. You cancelled out my meal ticket, its the middle of the night, there's no trains or buses until morning, and I got exactly 2 dimes and 45 miles between me and New York. Well what are you going to do about it?
Robert 'Bob': I'll take you
Maisie Ravier, an alias of Mary Anastasia O'Connor: How? Piggy back?
Robert 'Bob': No, no, no, no... in my car. Sure, we'll have a little drink here with Curly and then we'll shove off, what do you say?
Maisie Ravier, an alias of Mary Anastasia O'Connor:
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Connections

Follows Gold Rush Maisie (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont (as J.S. Pierpont)
Sung a cappella by Lew Ayres and the 5 midgets
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fourth of ten
13 August 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Showgirl Maisie Ravier (Ann Sothern) gets fired from her sideshow job due to a drunken prank by rich jerk Bob Rawlston (Lew Ayres). He lends her his car but then she gets arrested and Rawlston claims to not remember the incident. The judge orders him to hire her for two months to replace her lost wages. She becomes a maid at the Rawlston mansion. Bob is a lousy drunk. His kind-hearted sister Abby (Maureen O'Sullivan) is getting married to the sleazy golddigging Link Phillips. Most of their friends are jerks. Their father Cap is often absent and the siblings are troubled.

The premise is a little ridiculous. There has to be a better way to get Maisie working as a maid in that mansion. Otherwise, it's a fine Maisie movie. It's not as jokey as the others. The suicide attempt sucks out a lot of the fun but the movie wasn't strictly fun in the mansion anyways. The jerk friends are annoying and it may be useful to have a feistier Maisie. She doesn't get into their face until Cap comes home. The acting is solid all around. It could use more humor. This is a more serious affair.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1941 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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