Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Release Date - Jan 10, 1941 (USA)  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Out of work as usual, showgirl Maisie Revier (Ann Sothern) takes a job as the maid for a wealthy family. She wins over the young man of the household (Lew Ayres), but the rest of the family is too wrapped up in its own problems to benefit from Maisie's good-natured personality. The daughter (Maureen O'Sullivan) tries to kill herself when her engagement breaks up, prompting Maisie to instill a sense of purpose and self-confidence in the shallow lives of her employers. Maisie Was a Lady is enjoyable "B" fare, given substance by the battle of wits between down-to-earth Maisie and imperious family butler C. Aubrey Smith. This film was the fourth in MGM's "Maisie" series.

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class [social], butler, class-consciousness, confidence, daughter, employment, engagement, family, fortune [wealth], fortune-hunter, friendship, help, justice, maid, marriage, mediator, problems, rescue, showgirl, unemployment