Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's ... See full summary »
Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let ... See full summary »
Edwin L. Marin
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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Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned-out ghost town.Written by
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The third of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier released by MGM from 1939 to 1947. See more »
Early in the movie when Maisie is frightened and gives out a yell; she gets a loud echo. The only mountains in the area are far off in the distance. There is nothing in the area that would cause an echo. See more »
The Quick Pitch: On her way to a gig in Phoenix, Maisie's car breaks down in the middle of the desert. She finds herself stranded in an old mining town. When gold is rediscovered, Maisie helps a dirt poor family in their attempt to strike it rich.
I've got to agree with what a lot of others have written on the internet - Gold Rush Maisie definitely has a Grapes of Wrath feel to it. For me, that's one of the films biggest flaws. I enjoy these Maisie films for their comedy and ridiculousness. And while Ann Sothern gets in a good one-liner here and there, the overall tone is terribly somber. When you're dealing with dirt farmers who have no idea where their next meal is going to come from, laughing at Maisie's hijinks just doesn't feel right. Gold Rush Maisie wasn't the kind of entertainment I was expecting or looking for.
My other big complaint is with the ranch owner, Bill Anders, played by Lee Bowman. My problem Isn't with Bowman (in fact, there's something about him that I like more than any of the other male leads Southern played opposite in the first three Maisie films). Instead, my problem is with the character, Lee Anders. One minute, he's in love with Maisie - the next, he can't stand her. One minute, he wants to help the farmers - the next, he wants to throw them off his land. The wild swings the character goes through make no sense at all. It's a pretty poor job of writing.
So far, all I've talked about are the negatives. Based on my rating, it should be obvious that I didn't find Gold Rush Maisie a total wash-out. When the script allows Maisie to be Maisie, those moments really shine. Southern is such a joy to watch as Maisie with her perfect comedic timing and infectious nature. Maisie is always a treat.
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