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Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)

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 »

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

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

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
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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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America's Girl Friend Is In Top Form See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1945 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuando ellas quieren See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The eighth of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 Congo Maisie (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Panhandle Pete
(1944)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Ralph Freed (uncredited)
Sung by Ann Sothern
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Double Talk
9 August 2004 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This middling entry in MGM's answer to Warner's Torchy Blaine series has Maisie going to Reno, getting involved in a mystery surrounding a divorcing couple.

It is a rather dull entry, the result of an uninvolving script and bland characterizations. Harry Beaumont, one of MGM's longtime B directors, does his best with the visual story telling, but even Anne Southern, aided and abetted by some up-and-coming players like Ava Gardner and John Hodiak can't do much with the story but talk fast.

MGM, once Thalberg was dead, never quite knew what to do with unglamorous characters and a smattering of 40s jive talk dates the story and gives an infantile air to the entire operation. For completest of the talent involved, but if you miss this, you won't suffer.


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