Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

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Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's ... See full summary »



  • Lew Ayres in Maisie Was a Lady (1941)
  • Lew Ayres in Maisie Was a Lady (1941)
  • Lew Ayres and Ann Sothern in Maisie Was a Lady (1941)
  • Lew Ayres and Ann Sothern in Maisie Was a Lady (1941)
  • Lew Ayres and Ann Sothern in Maisie Was a Lady (1941)
  • Lew Ayres and Ann Sothern in Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

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3 May 2018 | bkoganbing
| Maisie and the idle rich
In this entry in the Maisie series our showgirl from Brooklyn finds herself involved with the Rawlston family. She gets involved because a drunken Lew Ayres reprising some of his role as drunken playboy Nick Seton from Holiday gets Ann Sothern fired from her carnival act.

Through some interesting circumstances Sothern winds up working for the Rawlston family whose head is Paul Cavanaugh who runs an airplane factory, son Ayres and daughter Maureen O'Sullivan who Cavanaugh thinking her a plain Jane just smothers completely. He is glad however that O'Sullivan has found Edward Ashley and maybe someone from the same social background to take her off his hands.

Ashley is from the same background, but what he is is a thoroughgoing WASP blue chip rat. When O'Sullivan finds he's two timing her it almost becomes tragic and our Brooklyn showgirl springs into action.

Of course things work out for the best as Maisie instills some common sense into these upper crust folks. It's always happy for Sothern except that when the next film in the series comes along you know it didn't work out.

I must also single out C. Aubrey Smith as the family butler who has instilled those same blue chip values that his employers have. He and Sothern have some great scenes together.

Maisie fans and others will like this.

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