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Ringside Maisie (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 1941 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writer:

Mary C. McCall Jr. (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
George Murphy ... Skeets Maguire
Robert Sterling ... Terry Dolan
Virginia O'Brien ... Virginia O'Brien - Singer
Natalie Thompson Natalie Thompson ... Cecelia Reardon
Margaret Moffatt Margaret Moffatt ... Mrs. Dolan
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Chotsie
Jack La Rue ... Ricky Du Prez
Rags Ragland ... Vic (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Oscar O'Shea ... Conductor
John Indrisano ... Peaches
Roy Lester Roy Lester ... Jitterbug
Eddie Lou Simms Eddie Lou Simms ... Jackie-Boy Duffy (as Eddie Simms)
Jonathan Hale ... Dr. Kramer
Purnell Pratt ... Dr. Taylor
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Storyline

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 down his best friend and manager Skeets Maguire, who has hopes of him becoming the next champion, he is reluctant to bring up the subject with him. Maisie convinces Terry to tell Skeets, whose unexpected reaction induces him to step into the ring again. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Maisie Wins Again in a Knockout Fun Show!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cash and Carry Maisie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Chicago Tuesday 25 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it first aired in Norfolk VA 5 August 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Los Angeles 15 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Honolulu 16 October 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 24 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 7 November 1957 on WNHC (Channel 18), in Phoenix 17 November 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Altoona PA 23 November 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in both San Francisco and Seattle 24 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and on KING (Channel 5). It finally found its way to New York City 1 November 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Connections

Followed by Swing Shift Maisie (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

A Bird in a Gilded Cage
(uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer (1900)
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Sung by Virginia O'Brien at the Shady Lawn Hotel
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Very Well-Done and Enjoyable Programmer
1 December 2004 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Ann Sothern is delightful in her Maisie roles (and in virtually everything she did.) This is an especially charming entry in the series.

It has a few small problems that can be attributed to its time. The flouncy desk clerk is one, but prissy, effeminate desk clerks were a staple of movies for a couple decades. (Alas.)

In a way, the notion that prize fighter Robert Sterling would rather die than continue his life as a blind person is dated, too. But this movie is generally good with disabilities. People are still terrified of blindness, though more is known about it now; and the character of Sterling's mother is in a wheelchair and not treated in at all a condescending fashion.

The idea that a smart, pretty, self-sufficient woman like Sothern's Maisie would chose the (to me) thoroughly unappealing George Murphy over the tender character played by the very handsome Robert Sterling is kind of laughable. And apparently the offscreen Sothern felt that way too, since she and Sterling were married two years after this picture's release.


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