Streetwise but kind-hearted Maisie Ravier has put her vaudeville life behind her, but not its associated outward good looks, flash and glamor. Trying to get to New York for a job, she ... See full summary »
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Edwin L. Marin
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In the ninth entry of this ten-film series, Maisie (Ann Sothern) graduates from business college and disguises herself as a spinsterish frump in order (based on eight past experiences) to keep wolfish prospective employees in line. She gets a job with Joseph Morton (George Murphy) who, with some other returning vets, has perfected an automatically-controlled helicopter. A double-crossing tycoon tries to beat the boys out of their invention, but Maisie discovers the plot and all ends well, but not before Maisie finds herself piloting the helicopter through downtown Los Angeles to a landing in the Pasadena Rose Bowl.Written by
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This film was initially telecast in Lubbock TX Thursday 22 August 1957 on KCBD (Channel 11); it first aired in Phoenix 20 October 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Los Angeles 31 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Chicago 9 November 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Honolulu 13 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Memphis 18 December 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Salt Lake City 1 January 1958 on KTVT (Channel 4), in Philadelphia 15 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 30 January 1958 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 13 February 1958 on WFBG (Channel 10), in San Antonio 19 February 1958 on WOAI (Channel 4), in Seattle 21 June 1958 on KING (Channel 5), and in San Francisco 13 July 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). Maisie finally made it up to New York City 27 January 1961 oh WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
While Maisie is flying the helicopter, she is seen flying from the left seat; except for the scenes where she is seen from behind. In the that scene she is clearly on the right side of the helicopter. See more »
The casting for "Up Goes Maisie" is rather strange. After all, a few years earlier George Murphy was cast as Maisie's boyfriend in "Ringside Maisie" and here he is again as Maisie's boyfriend--and Murphy is NOT playing the same guy in both films! This must have been a bit confusing to audience members who went to both movies--especially since she becomes engaged to both guys!
Maisie has just graduated from Business School and her prospects are quite good. However, inexplicably, she has trouble getting work because every time she goes to apply for a job she is sexually harassed. It's all very silly, as they portray Ann Sothern as if she's hotter than Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner put together. The bottom line is that they lay this angle on way too thick and it seemed like sloppy writing to have the 37 year-old actress playing such a sexual magnet.
Eventually, Maisie gets a job with Mr. Morton and his team of workers who are trying to build a prototype helicopter. She not only is the secretary but does some of the welding and checks the books. And, since she is a sexual magnet, soon Mr. Morton (Murphy) is head-over-heels for her and asks her to marry him. However, neither is aware that a very manipulative woman (Hillary Brooke) and her rich daddy will do anything to ensure that the project fails--so that the evil woman can catch Morton on the rebound--as well as steal his helicopter plans. So, they need to discredit Maisie and make sure that the 'copter is a dud. Can Maisie and the gang spot the ruse? And, will Maisie FINALLY get her happy ending?
So is this film any good? Well, it does have its problems. As I mentioned above, making Maisie so sexually appealing was pretty dumb and was handled poorly. Additionally, Stephen McNally's character was obviously evil he first time the camera hit him. He was just too obvious and made you wonder why the characters didn't recognize this. The same could be said for Hillary Brooke. There is also a sequence near the end where Maisie is supposedly flying the helicopter--and you can pretty clearly see the string on the model! Despite all this, it's still a cute film and is quite watchable--as are all the Maisie films. But it does suffer from a few problems which should have been ironed out first. It's just not up to the usual higher standards for the series.
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