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The Maisie Collection: Volume 1


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  • Actors: Ann Sothern
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: June 7, 2012
  • Run Time: 409 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0080QOJSU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,234 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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"Ann Sothern stars in her signature role, the unstoppable showgirl Maisie Ravier. Maisie makes a long awaited DVD debut in this, her first ever collection. Get ready for a GRAND GAL!

The collection includes:

Maisie (1939) Congo Maisie (1940) Gold Rush Maisie (1940) Maisie Was a Lady (1941) Ringside Maisie (1941)"

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Ann Sothern was one of our great actresses.
frost pj
Movie stars are all like snow flakes, every one different and distinctly unique (to be redundant intentionally....emphasizes my point!).
David R. Allen
Now I'll have to save up my money to buy the second set.
XXX

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By XXX on August 22, 2012
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If you're a Maisie fan, as I am, you will enjoy having the Maisie series on DVD. I know...we would much prefer it not be on DVD-R, but it's much better than not having it at all. I waited years for these entertaining movies to be released to the public, and I was so happy when they were. All the DVD-R movies are highly priced, and these are not an exception. But, since there are five movies the price isn't too bad right now at about $54 ($10.80 per movie). The quality of the DVD-R is very good. The picture is clear and crisp, and the sound is also good. The movies are humorous, dramatic at times, and often teach a lesson on life. Ann Southern is lovable as Maisie. I'm so glad I now own these movies. Now I'll have to save up my money to buy the second set. I hope you'll love them too.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Gilman on September 13, 2012
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All the films have the same basic plot, just different supporting casts. Maisie is on her own, usually broke & out of work show girl. She meets a man who wants nothing to do with her but because of her honesty, integrity, strength, spunk & willingness to stand up for herself they fall in love & all ends well. These were B pictures, the bottom half of a double feature. Made at MGM at it's height but with second string writers, directors, costumers, etc. So, why the five stars you're asking? Beacuse of Ann Sothern. She's a delight. Absolutly unique star, personality, persona, what have you. The films may not be classics but she was a classic & a joy to watch. I will definately be buying the Vol. 2 set.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Adam Love on November 30, 2013
The Maisie Movie Series is a prime example of forties fluff that depends almost entirely on the likeability of its star. And Ann Sothern is one of the most likeable actresses you are ever likely to find.

Her career spanned the 60 years from 1927 to 1987 and included stage, radio, movies and TV. She not only had this starring 10 movie series, she also had two starring TV series of 100 episodes each. Whatever she appeared in, her presence added much more than her diminutive 5' 1" stature would suggest was possible.

The Maisie Ravier Series is not high drama. The stories revolve around a plucky out of work night club/vaudeville performer who gets stranded in various places and picks up work as a maid, personal assistant or whatever is available. Everywhere she goes she gets entangled in the personal problems of the people around her - people who have personal dilemmas that would rival the most complication situations of any soap opera. She encounters crime, wartime intrigue and death, and falls in love with a new boyfriend in each movie.

Each movie features a stand-alone story with a different location, cast, and plot line unconnected to other movies in the series.

Through it all, Ann's Maisie remains the single constant. She is intelligent, positive-minded, fast-talking, attractive, dressed to the nines in sweetly feminine forties fashion, and always triumphant in the end.

If you love Ann Sothern, you will love the whole series.

The entire ten movie series is presented in two DVD-R sets:

The Maisie Collection Vol. I

1. Maisie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939
2. Congo Maisie . . . . . . . . . 1940
3. Gold Rush Maisie . . . . . . 1940
4. Maisie Was a Lady . . . . . 1941
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By frost pj on January 31, 2013
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Ann Sothern was one of our great actresses. When she starred as Maisie she was named one of the most beautiful women in the world. SHE COULD DO IT ALL - act, sing and dance! What a performer! These Maisie movies are terrific. The oscar nominated actress is wonderful as Maisie!!!!! If you love Ann read the poem about her in the book, FACES AND SEASONS by Stephen Baldridge-Louck on amazon.com
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chet fortune on February 11, 2014
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Im so glad Masie is out on dvd, very funny good acting, little pricey but good product and quick delivery
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CARL SCHULTZ on February 4, 2014
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We have a lot of fun watching Maisie. It's refreshing to have so much pleasure from an age of innocence fill our screen. Ann is beautiful & overflowing with talent.
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Ann Southern (1909 - 2001) was an astonishing 92 year old in 2001, and the MAISIE series shows her dazzling personality close up!
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by David "Tex" Allen, January 2, 2014
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I screened MAISIE (1939) starring Ann Southern and many memories of seeing the incredible star of that movie over the years of my life (I turn 70 in 16 days!) returned. The memories were/are all pleasureable.

The late Ann Southern (1909 - 2001) was born Harriet Lake in North Dakota and died at age 92 in Idaho. Not a typical Hollywood movie star, but really.....who is or ever was! Movie stars are all like snow flakes, every one different and distinctly unique (to be redundant intentionally....emphasizes my point!).

Her only child, actress Tisha Sterling (c. 1948 - ), is about my age (I was born in 1944), and starred with young Clint Eastwood in one of his early 1960's hits titled COOGAN'S BLUFF (1969). Tisha played a hippie girl.....I also spent some time (not much) as sort of a hippie in NYC during the 1967 "Summer Of Love." Ann Southern's daughter did a good job in COOGAN'S BLUFF, and I watch that movie often when I want to remember hippie NYC in the 1960's.

The electric Ann Southern is best revealed in MAISIE (1939) and other movies in that series which went on until 1947.

The MAISIE series was a "B" movie effort always made cheaply, and which depended on the dazzling and wonderful and always interesting (and oddly sexy......tiny girls only 5'1" tall are usually not sex stars) Ann Southern.
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