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Ringside Maisie

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Director  Edwin L. Marin
Music director  David Snell
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Produced by  J. Walter Ruben
Language  English
Ringside Maisie movie poster
Writer  Wilson Collison, Mary C. McCall Jr.
Release date  August 1, 1941
Cast  Ann Sothern (Maisie Ravier), George Murphy (Francis X. 'Skeets' / 'Skeeter' Maguire), Robert Sterling (Terry Dolan, aka Young O'Hara), Virginia O'Brien (Herself - Singer), Natalie Thompson (Cecelia 'Cissy' Reardon), Margaret Moffatt (Mrs. Dolan)
Similar movies  Southpaw, The Boy Next Door, Pulp Fiction, Creed, Rocky, Million Dollar Baby
Tagline  Maisie wins again in a knock-out fun show!

Ringside maisie 1941

Ringside Maisie is a 1941 film directed by Edwin L. Marin. It stars Ann Sothern, Robert Sterling and George Murphy. It is the fifth of ten pictures in the Maisie series. This was Sothern and future husband Sterling's only film together.


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While on her way to a dancing job at a resort, Maisie Ravier (Ann Sothern) is thrown off the train for not having enough money to pay the fare. She is given a ride to the resort by up-and-coming boxer Terry Dolan (Robert Sterling). Dolan's suspicious manager, "Skeets" Maguire (George Murphy), offends Maisie by telling her that he does not want her "sort" around his protege, despite Terry already having a girlfriend. As Skeets gets to know Maisie better, he realizes his mistake, and he and Maisie fall in love.

When Maisie rejects the romantic advances of Ricky Du Prez (Jack La Rue), her employer and dancing partner, she is fired. Terry asks her to be the companion to his wheelchair-bound mother. When she accepts the job, Terry asks her to hide his profession from Mrs. Dolan (Margaret Moffatt), who believes he is a razor blade salesman. Maisie disapproves of lying, but agrees.

Terry confides a secret to Maisie: he hates and fears boxing, and would rather run a grocery store just like his late father did. Since he will have enough money to buy a store after the next fight, Maisie encourages him to tell Skeets. Skeets surprises Maisie by telling Terry that he has an ironclad contract, and insisting that Terry will take on the champion after the next bout. Maisie ends her relationship with Skeets.

Discouraged, Terry fights poorly and is knocked out in the sixth round. He receives a concussion, and when he revives he is blind. Maisie brings Mrs. Dolan to the hospital. Dolan tells his mother that there are only three specialists in the whole country who are qualified to repair the damage, but it will take all of his savings. Mrs. Dolan is concerned only about his welfare, and is not concerned about his violent profession. The operation is a success. When Maisie discovers that Skeets flew to Boston personally to fetch the specialist, they reconcile.


  • Ann Sothern as Maisie Ravier
  • George Murphy as Francis X. "Skeets" / "Skeeter" Maguire
  • Robert Sterling as Terry Dolan, aka Young O'Hara
  • Virginia O'Brien as Virginia O'Brien, singer
  • Natalie Thompson as Cecelia "Cissy" Reardon
  • Margaret Moffatt as Mrs. Dolan
  • Maxie Rosenbloom as Chotsie
  • Jack La Rue as Ricky Du Prez
  • Rags Ragland as Vic
  • Oscar O'Shea as Train Conductor
  • John Indrisano as Peaches
  • Roy Lester as Jitterbug Dancer
  • Eddie Lou Simms as Jackie-Boy Duffy (as Eddie Simms)
  • Jonathan Hale as Dr. Kramer
  • Purnell Pratt as Dr. Stanley Taylor
  • References

    Ringside Maisie Wikipedia
    Ringside Maisie IMDb Ringside Maisie