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Gold Rush Maisie (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 26 July 1940 (USA)
Maisie Ravier finds herself stranded in an Arizona ghost town with a family of migrant dust bowl refugees. The ghost town, it turns out, may have a gold mine.

Directors:

Edwin L. Marin, J. Walter Ruben (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Elizabeth Reinhardt (screenplay) (as Betty Reinhardt), Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
Lee Bowman ... Bill Anders
Slim Summerville ... Fred Gubbins
Virginia Weidler ... Jubie Davis
Mary Nash ... Sarah Davis
John F. Hamilton John F. Hamilton ... Bert Davis
Scotty Beckett ... Harold Davis
Irving Bacon ... Harry Gilpin
Louis Mason ... Elmo Beecher
Victor Kilian Jr. Victor Kilian Jr. ... Ned Sullivan (as Victor Killian Jr.)
Wallace Reid Jr. ... Matt Sullivan
Virginia Sale ... Mrs. Harry Gilpin
Frank Orth ... Harris
Kathryn Sheldon Kathryn Sheldon ... Mrs. Sullivan
Eddy Waller ... Ben Hartley
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Storyline

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 Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Taglines:

"Gold! We got it! Brother, I can feel a mink coat snapping and snarling around my ankles right now!" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La dorada ilusión See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The third of ten movies starring Ann Sothern as the heroine Maisie Ravier released by MGM from 1939 to 1947. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Maisie Ravier: Every man knows somethin' about a car.
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Connections

Followed by Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) See more »

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26 November 2007 | by jbacks3See all my reviews

These Maisie B-programmers were all based on a tough-as-nails (yet tea-totaling) 30-ish Brooklyn dame who finds herself in some oddball situation where she's broke &/or stranded and manages to get herself out of the jam and help &/or enlighten nearly everyone she comes into contact with (usually landing a $25/week job in the process). Here she's finds herself STRANDED in the middle of Arizona in a broken down Model A (the thing's just 9 years old and had the snot beat out of it) 100-miles late for a singing job in some dive. She meets an anti-social Lee Bowman and his inexplicable sidekick Slim Summerville (imagine Tom Poston's role on Newhart without the humor) and encounters a family of displaced Arkansas sharecroppers traveling to a gold strike (imagine Grapes of Wrath) after her job falls through. The gold strike is back near Bowman's property. This is one of the most meandering and dull Maisies ever made (remember the production was plagued by a change in directors). Absolutely no drama--- the only mildly curious aspect is why Bowman is the way he is (did he discover gold and is hidin' it?). Whatever buildup there is in the plot is deflated at the end, except for the 'Gold is where you find it' theme. It's also got the tragic Scotty Beckett in the role of the sharecropper's kid. Ann's still quite cute and makes with the snappy comebacks, but this entry amounts to nothing much more worthy than a rainy day time waster. Yawn...


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