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Congo Maisie (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 19 January 1940 (USA)
Brooklyn showgirl Maisie gets stranded in the African jungle with a romantic doctor.

Director:

H.C. Potter

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
John Carroll ... Dr. Michael Shane
Rita Johnson ... Kay McWade
Shepperd Strudwick ... Dr. John McWade
J.M. Kerrigan ... Captain Finch
E.E. Clive ... Horace Snell
Everett Brown ... Jallah
Tom Fadden ... Nelson
Lionel Pape Lionel Pape ... British Consul
Nathan Curry Nathan Curry ... Luemba
Leonard Mudie ... Farley
Martin Wilkins Martin Wilkins ... Zia
Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman ... Varnai
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Storyline

In this adaptation of the novel "Congo Landing," showgirl Maisie Ravier is left stranded in an African village. She's given refuge by Michael Shane, an attractive, but hard-boiled local doctor. She soon finds herself playing Dear Abby for a visiting doctor and his wife, warding off an attack by natives, and trying to get Shane to warm up to her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boginja Konga See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Dr. Shane is trying to hold off the natives at the end, Maisie comes out and does some magic tricks - a color-changing scarf, and cards appearing from nowhere. Dr. Shane tells her to do more, and she says that's all she has. Yet earlier, she was doing a trick with a disappearing ball. And later she comes out doing a water trick. See more »

Quotes

Maisie Ravier: I'm tellin' ya, he's the last guy in the world for you.
Kay McWade: You know nothing about either of us.
Maisie Ravier: Oh, yes, I do. Maybe I never met many people like you; but, I've seen plenty like him. Oh, he's a deluxe model , streamline chassis, white walled tires, fog lights and two horns; but, it's the same car. I know him all right.
Kay McWade: Oh, no, you don't.
Maisie Ravier: I oughta! I been thinkin' about him ever since I saw him, with no time out until I sleep and then I dream about him!
Kay McWade: You're jealous! You're talking against ...
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Followed by Up Goes Maisie (1946) See more »

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Maisie Goes to Africa
10 July 2009 | by mgmstar128See all my reviews

Congo Maisie is a cute little film from the Maisie series which features a great independent female character. Maisie is a woman who keeps her self respect, her dignity, and her good girl status through all of her adventures. Ann Sothern was very lucky to have come across this character. Maisie is a tough cookie with a heart of gold.

This film in the series is pleasant, even if isn't my favorite one. It does have similar aspects to Red Dust, but it really isn't a remake as Mogambo later was.

Maisie sings and dances and performs magic tricks. The audience gets to see her think fast on her feet and to use her natural intelligence. She may not be a highly educated person, but she is someone everyone would want to have in their lives.

Enjoy this trip to Africa, and don't forget to bring your umbrella!


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