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Up Goes Maisie (1946)

Passed | | Comedy | 1 February 1946 (USA)
After graduating college Maisie becomes involved both professionally and personally Joe Morton, who's just developed a revolutionary helicopter.


Harry Beaumont


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


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Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Maisie Ravier
George Murphy ... Joseph Morton
Hillary Brooke ... Barbara Nuboult
Stephen McNally ... Tim Kingby (as Horace McNally)
Ray Collins ... Floyd Hendrickson
Jeff York ... Elmer Sauders
Paul Harvey ... Mr. J.G. Nuboult
Murray Alper ... Mitch O'Hara
Lewis Howard ... Bill Stuart
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Jonathan Marbey
Gloria Grafton Gloria Grafton ... Miss Wolfe
John Eldredge ... Benson


In the ninth entry of this ten-film series, Maisie (Ann Sothern) graduates from business college and disguises herself as a spinsterish frump in order (based on eight past experiences) to keep wolfish prospective employees in line. She gets a job with Joseph Morton (George Murphy) who, with some other returning vets, has perfected an automatically-controlled helicopter. A double-crossing tycoon tries to beat the boys out of their invention, but Maisie discovers the plot and all ends well, but not before Maisie finds herself piloting the helicopter through downtown Los Angeles to a landing in the Pasadena Rose Bowl. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

1 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was initially telecast in Lubbock TX Thursday 22 August 1957 on KCBD (Channel 11); it first aired in Phoenix 20 October 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Los Angeles 31 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Chicago 9 November 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Honolulu 13 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Memphis 18 December 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Salt Lake City 1 January 1958 on KTVT (Channel 4), in Philadelphia 15 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 30 January 1958 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 13 February 1958 on WFBG (Channel 10), in San Antonio 19 February 1958 on WOAI (Channel 4), in Seattle 21 June 1958 on KING (Channel 5), and in San Francisco 13 July 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). Maisie finally made it up to New York City 27 January 1961 oh WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


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Even a novice can fly this helicopter
28 December 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

World War II is over and Maisie Ravier is now finished her Rosie the Riveteer thing and is looking for more traditional employment for women. She's even enrolled in a business school and got her diploma. But when she goes job hunting all the potential bosses see a former showgirl and a quick roll in the hay. In order to get a job and keep the wolves at bay Ann Sothern dresses down and gets a job working for George Murphy.

Where to her complete surprise she finds her past experience in a war plant a real asset. Murphy is designing a brand helicopter and it's a hush hush project. But he doesn't know that tycoon Paul Harvey and his daughter Hillary Brooke are looking to steal it for themselves. Murphy's even got a Quisling in his own ranks.

This is one of the best of the Maisie series with Sothern given some really good comic bits to work with. She gets slipped a Mickey Finn and does a great drunk act with tips no doubt from Red Skelton until she plunges into a swimming pool. The climax of the film is having Sothern fly Murphy's helicopter. It must be a good machine if a flying novice can handle it.

One of the problems of the Maisie series is that she's gotten involved with some man in each of the films. But this is the first one where Sothern actually got a formal marriage proposal. And you know it once again didn't take because there was one more in the series that was so popular at MGM.

But as Maisie Sothern is at the top of her game in Up Goes Maisie.

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