The New Pictures, Aug. 18, 1941

Ringside Maisie (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is a slight opus about a prize fighter (Robert Sterling) who wants to get into a business that smells good (groceries) and a manager (George Murphy) who makes him fight until he goes blind. It would not be much of a picture without Maisie (Ann Sothern), the Brooklyn Bonfire with a heart as big as a whale. Maisie makes it go.

Whether she is jitterbugging with gangling Roy Lester (see cut), her "waltzing mouse," or paying off an insistent suitor ("Listen, tall, dark and bad-mannered!"), Maisie The Taxi Dancer is delightful...

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