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Swing Shift Maisie (1943)

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 »

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Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Mary C. McCall Jr. (original screenplay), Robert Halff (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
James Craig ... 'Breezy' McLaughlin
Jean Rogers ... Iris Reed
Connie Gilchrist ... Maw Lustvogel
John Qualen ... Horatio Curley
Kay Medford ... Ann Wilson
Harry Wiere Harry Wiere ... Harry Schmitt
Herbert Wiere Herbert Wiere ... Herbert Schmitt
Sylvester Wiere Sylvester Wiere ... Sylvester Schmitt
Jacqueline White ... Grace
Betty Jaynes ... Ruth
Frederick Brady Frederick Brady ... Judd Evans (as Fred Brady)
Marta Linden Marta Linden ... Emmy Lou Grogan
Celia Travers Celia Travers ... Helen Johnson
Donald Curtis ... Joe Peterson
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Storyline

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 getting engaged to Maisie's conniving roommate Iris, doesn't realize she's using him and it's up to Maisie to convince him. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sabotaje romántico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's initial telecast in Los Angeles took place Thursday 5 September 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Thursday 30 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by San Francisco 27 December 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Fred - Blind Date: [about Iris] A genuine 4-F would waste his time on 'her,' Phooey!
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Crazy Credits

Closing Credit: "Butch" the dog holds in his mouth a card that says THE END. See more »

Connections

Follows Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Girl Behind the Boy Behind the Gun
(uncredited)
Music by Lennie Hayton
Lyrics by Mary C. McCall Jr.
Sung by Ann Sothern and chorus
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Sorry, nothing but bad vibes from this 'Maisie' movie...
26 November 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

There's a bad taste left after viewing this supposedly amusing Maisie film, the seventh in the series, which has Maisie and the other femme lead (JEAN ROGERS) making a lot of bad choices and doing a lot of foolish and sometimes mean-spirited things.

We get the idea that Maisie is supposed to be a "breezy" character and ANN SOTHERN is adept at getting this facet of Maisie's personality across. But the script has her making a chump of herself over befriending the wrong-headed JEAN ROGERS, who turns out to be a conniving idiot, and both in love with the equally addle-brained JAMES CRAIG, who plays a wartime test pilot in love with both girls working at a munitions factory.

The script calls for one foolish scene after another, finally ending with Craig dumping Rogers for Sothern and finally seeing the light.

Only die-hard fans of Ann Sothern will enjoy this one. The script needed to be totally revamped and is actually quite obnoxious at times.


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