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Undercover Maisie (1947)

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 »

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

Thelma Robinson (story and screenplay), Wilson Collison (based on the character created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
Barry Nelson ... Lt. Paul Scott
Mark Daniels ... Chip Dolan
Leon Ames ... Amor aka Willis Farnes
Clinton Sundberg ... Guy Canford
Dick Simmons ... Gilfred I. Rogers
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Captain Mead
Gloria Holden ... Mrs. Guy Canford
Douglas Fowley ... Daniels
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Andrew Lorrison
Meg Randall ... Viola Trengham (as Gene Roberts)
Celia Travers Celia Travers ... Isabelle
Morris Ankrum ... Parker (scenes deleted)
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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 instead gets stranded in Los Angeles literally with only the clothes on her back. Lt. Paul Scott of the LAPD bunco squad sees in Maisie what he believes would be assets to his team. Paul is eventually able to convince his boss, Captain Mead, that he is not interested in her on a romantic basis, and as such, Maisie is placed on the fast track program through the necessary training. During the training, Maisie learns that Paul is a hard-nosed, straight laced and outwardly unfeeling man, where she finds Officer Chip Dolan, who was formerly in bunco and is trying to get back into the squad, is more a kindred soul. If Maisie is able to make it through the training, she may get to work on the case of fortune teller who is swindling people out of vast sums of money, but not through the fortune readings in and ... Written by Huggo

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FUN AND ROMANCE MADE TO ORDER...with Maisie on the Side of Law and Order! (original print ad) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Loura Detetive See more »

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Budget:

$805,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Norfolk VA Wednesday 31 July 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3); it first aired in Philadelphia 15 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 29 August 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Lubbock TX 28 October 1957 on KCBD (Channel 11), in Honolulu 6 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Chicago 16 November 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Los Angeles 21 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), and in San Francisco 8 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). Maisie finally made it to New York City this time 5 February 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

At the pistol range, on the rear-projection behind Maisie and Chip, the same shot of two policemen walking side-by-side in the door, then a man in a suit and hat walking out of the door is used twice. See more »

Connections

Follows Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) See more »

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Wrapping it up with Maisie
4 January 2014 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Final entry in the Maisie series is an inconsequential affair where our gal manages to find herself in a peck of trouble when she joins the police force.

As always the main reason to watch these films is the bright and bubbly Ann Sothern and as usual she's far better than the material handed her. The plot is a standard issue flimflam about phony spiritualists bilking unsuspecting dupes out of their dollars. You can see the ending coming from a mile away but the supporting cast contains several excellent actors including Leon Ames and Gloria Holden. Ann's leading men in these are usually competent but not terribly charismatic actors and Barry Nelson is no exception. He gets the job done although he and Ann share little chemistry.

Not a terrible way to end Maisie's journey but hardly the best place to see her. None are award winners but the original Maisie, Swing Shift Maisie and Maisie Was a Lady are the serial's best.


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