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 ...
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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 Chicago, goes on a search for another job. That search takes her to a commercial building where a talent agency is located. There, she encounters many people that will play a role in her immediate future. The first is Hap Hixby, a young man who is trying to break into show business with a somewhat corny comedy routine. The second is Pappy Goodring, the building manager who has a heart of gold and who has troubles collecting rent from most of the tenants, which irks his boss, the officious Mr. Stickwell. And third is Marshall Denningham, who owns his own bottled water business and who is one of the few tenants in the building who seems to be able to make his rent payments on time. Of the opportunities that come her way, she accepts Hap's offer to be his on-stage partner, as she would like another ...Written by
This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 18 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by New Haven CT 7 May 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Hartford CT 12 June 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), by Philadelphia 7 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Lubbock TX 9 August 1957 on KCBD (Channel 11), by Norfolk VA 3 September 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), by Memphis 18 September 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), by Minneapolis 22 September 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by Chicago 12 October 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), and by San Francisco 9 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); in New York City its earliest documented airing did not take place until 10 June 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
In this movie, down-on-her-luck actress Maisie teams up with an annoying comic. In an unlikely twist, this leads them to work for a bottled water company.
Skelton starts the movie being more annoying than funny, and Maisie's decision to team up with him seems unpersuasive. But then, pretty much everything in this movie seems unpersuasive, and the whole thing feels a little disjointed.
For the most part the humor is pretty mild, although there is a terrific moment when Skelton discovers he has severe stage fright. A little over halfway through I stopped watching.
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