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Maisie (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 22 June 1939 (USA)
A showgirl stranded in a Wyoming town ends up being hired as a maid at a ranch.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay), Wilson Collison (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Young ... 'Slim' Martin
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
Ruth Hussey ... Sybil Ames
Ian Hunter ... Clifford Ames
Cliff Edwards ... 'Shorty' Miller
John Hubbard ... Richard Raymond (as Anthony Allan)
Art Mix ... 'Red' Donnen
George Tobias ... Rico
Richard Carle ... Roger Bannerman
Minor Watson ... Prosecuting Attorney
Harlan Briggs ... Deputy Sheriff Cal Hoskins
Paul Everton ... Judge
Joseph Crehan ... Defense Attorney Wilcox
Frank Puglia ... Ernie
Willie Fung ... Lee
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Storyline

Stranded, penniless in a small Wyoming town, Maisie Ravier flirts with Slim, the manager of Clifford Ames' ranch. Disgusted by Maisie's flirtation, Slim orders her to leave town. Maisie meets up with Ames and his adulterous wife, Sybil, and gets hired as their maid. When Ames is in an auto accident, Maisie finds Sybil with lover, Richard. That night, Slim and Maisie declare their love for each other. Ames discovers Sybil's infidelity and kills himself. Sybils revenges on Maisie, telling Slim that Ames and Maisie were lovers. An argument erupts between Slim and Maisie, resulting in Maisie leaving town. Maisie soon discovers that Slim is on trial for Ames' murder. Written by Kelly

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The Explosive Blonde! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway to Wyoming See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Story was originally purchased for Jean Harlow See more »

Goofs

When Slim Martin shoots out the flames in the arcade, he fires one too many times. We hear the shots fired one by one, and we see the flames going out, one for each shot. Then the scene cuts away with just one flame left, but we hear two more rifle shots. See more »

Quotes

Maisie Ravier: You know there's one thing I like about you. You never surprise me. You act like just like I figured the first day I met you.
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Connections

Followed by Gold Rush Maisie (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Joe the Wrangler
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Played on guitar by Cliff Edwards and on harmonica by Art Mix and sung by the ranch hands
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B-movie fare with a difference.
13 November 2000 | by verna55See all my reviews

A meddlesome, but well-meaning Brooklyn showgirl(the wonderful Ann Sothern) becomes stranded and ends up on a Wyoming ranch where she falls in love with a handsome foreman(Robert Young) and attempts to clear him of a trumped-up murder charge. Based on the Wilson Collinson novel, "Dark Dame", the film was intended as a vehicle for blonde bombshell Jean Harlow, who died before the project could be lifted off the ground. The script was then given to another spicy and likable MGM contract player, Ann Sothern, who had charmed her way into the hearts of movie audiences a year earlier with her delightful turn as the wisecracking blonde in the United Artists release, TRADE WINDS. Miss Sothern's winning personality and comedic talents enabled the film to betray its low-budget status, and the picture became such a hit that it spawned no less than nine sequels, all starring the gifted Miss Sothern. "MAISIE" may not be one of MGM's confirmed classics, but it is noteworthy, however, as one of the few film series to feature a lady as the central character.


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