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Ringside Maisie (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 1941 (USA)
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 »


Edwin L. Marin


Mary C. McCall Jr. (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
George Murphy ... Skeets Maguire
Robert Sterling ... Terry Dolan
Virginia O'Brien ... Virginia O'Brien - Singer
Natalie Thompson Natalie Thompson ... Cecelia Reardon
Margaret Moffatt Margaret Moffatt ... Mrs. Dolan
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Chotsie
Jack La Rue ... Ricky Du Prez
Rags Ragland ... Vic (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Oscar O'Shea ... Conductor
John Indrisano ... Peaches
Roy Lester Roy Lester ... Jitterbug
Eddie Lou Simms Eddie Lou Simms ... Jackie-Boy Duffy (as Eddie Simms)
Jonathan Hale ... Dr. Kramer
Purnell Pratt ... Dr. Taylor


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 down his best friend and manager Skeets Maguire, who has hopes of him becoming the next champion, he is reluctant to bring up the subject with him. Maisie convinces Terry to tell Skeets, whose unexpected reaction induces him to step into the ring again. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Maisie Wins Again in a Knockout Fun Show!


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport


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This film was first telecast in Chicago Tuesday 25 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it first aired in Norfolk VA 5 August 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Los Angeles 15 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Honolulu 16 October 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 24 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 7 November 1957 on WNHC (Channel 18), in Phoenix 17 November 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Altoona PA 23 November 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in both San Francisco and Seattle 24 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and on KING (Channel 5). It finally found its way to New York City 1 November 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


Follows Maisie Was a Lady (1941) See more »


A Bird in a Gilded Cage
Music by Harry von Tilzer (1900)
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Sung by Virginia O'Brien at the Shady Lawn Hotel
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fifth of ten
13 August 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Struggling showgirl Maisie Ravier (Ann Sothern) gets fired as a taxi dancer. As a train stowaway, she's caught and gets thrown off in the middle of nowhere. While walking to her next job, she is helped by young boxer Terry "O'Hara" Dolan. Skeets Maguire is his manager and Cecelia Reardon is his girlfriend. Dolan would rather not box and buy a grocery store instead.

I still like Maisie but the guys are duds. The girlfriend is a blank. Non of the characters are that compelling although I like Terry for the most part. It's a less than compelling melodrama. The boxing isn't thrilling and quite frankly, I fast forward a lot of that. A grocery store has never sounded more pathetic. I keep thinking that this movie is stuck in mud.

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Release Date:

1 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cash and Carry Maisie See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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