The Maisie Collection: Volume 1
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The collection includes:
Maisie (1939) Congo Maisie (1940) Gold Rush Maisie (1940) Maisie Was a Lady (1941) Ringside Maisie (1941)"
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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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Maisie has a bubbly/adventurous but very grounded personality (played perfectly by Ann Southern), the supporting characters are great (leading men and the other supporting cast), the plot lines are fun, and the action is funny and completely implausible but so worth watching.
by David "Tex" Allen, January 2, 2014
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
But I can't watch it - if only it were available in region 2.Published 11 months ago by Mary Morgan
I saw a couple of the Maisie movies on television when I was young. I had forgotten about them until I saw the WB Archives Collections. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Elvin Perkins
Im so glad Masie is out on dvd, very funny good acting, little pricey but good product and quick deliveryPublished on February 11, 2014 by chet fortune
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.Published on February 4, 2014 by CARL SCHULTZ
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I kept ignoring all the Maisie movie titles as they seemed superficial, supercilious, and rather bland entertainment. Read more
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