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Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 30 November 1945 (Mexico)
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 »


Harry Beaumont


Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay), Harry Ruby (original story) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
John Hodiak ... Philip (Flip) Hennahan
Tom Drake ... Sgt. William (Bill) Fullerton
Marta Linden Marta Linden ... Winifred Ashbourne
Paul Cavanagh ... Roger Pelham
Ava Gardner ... Gloria Fullerton
Bernard Nedell ... J.E. Clave
Roland Dupree Roland Dupree ... Jerry
Chick Chandler ... Tommy Cutter
Bunny Waters Bunny Waters ... Elaine
Donald Meek ... Parsons


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 own. So at the bus station, she finds a ticket and a soldier who gives her a letter for his wife, Gloria, who is in Reno waiting for a divorce. Maisie gets the letter delivered to a woman who says that she is Gloria, but she is not. When Maisie learns of the ruse, she knows something is wrong and can not be dissuaded from investigating. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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YOU'LL BE CRAZY ABOUT MAISIE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

30 November 1945 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuando ellas quieren See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film received its initial television presentation in Philadelphia Saturday 20 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in New Haven CT 3 August 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Chicago 16 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Norfolk VA 20 August 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Peoria 24 October 1957 on WTVH (Channel 19), in Phoenix 9 March 1958 on KPHO (Channel 5), in St. Louis 18 March 1958 on KMOX (Channel 4), in Memphis 1 April 1958 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Binghamton NY 25 May 1958 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Tampa 11 June 1958 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Seattle 14 June 1958 on KING (Channel 5), in Los Angeles 1 October 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and in San Francisco 1 January 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). Maisie didn't get to New York City this time until 18 October 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


While Maisie and the soldier are talking in the diner, the glass of coke she's drinking changes positions and goes from full to empty at the end of the scene. See more »


Tommy Cutter: Say, what's with that bellboy?
Maisie Ravier: He's stuck on me.
Tommy Cutter: That little kid?
Maisie Ravier: Listen, honey, these days you don't even throw the little ones back.
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Follows Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) See more »


This Little Bond Went To Battle
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Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
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"I'm riding on a cloud, baby, and I'm not giving anybody my seat."
19 August 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Overworked and exhausted, Maisie (Ann Sothern) heads to Reno on a vacation. She meets a soldier on the way and hears his sob story. Once in Reno she tries to find the soldier's rich wife (Ava Gardner) to stop her from divorcing him. This proves to be more difficult than it seems and Maisie winds up investigating a plot to steal the wife's fortune. But there's always time for romance and Maisie's love interest this time is a blackjack dealer (John Hodiak).

Enjoyable eighth entry in the Maisie series. Ann Sothern's adorable as ever. She even gets to sing a song: "Panhandle Pete." Early role for Ava Gardner, who's very pretty but gets nothing to do. The running gag throughout the picture is that Maisie has developed a nervous tick from overworking and all the men think she's winking at them. It's a funny bit that never gets old, especially with the cute way Sothern sells it. A fun movie that fans of the series should enjoy. Don't forget: skittle-dee-ruff-ka-doo!

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