THE MAISIE COLLECTION VOLUME 2 (1942 – 1947) She’s back! Ann Sothern’s signature role, the amazing Maisie Ravier, leads the way through a second collection of her celluloid misadventures. The response to Maisie’s first volume was so overwhelming, we pulled out all the stops to make sure that Miss Ravier would be an integral part of your summer fun. This second volume enjoys a slight change of pace as Maisie, like the rest of the country, girds up for war-time. Although she trades-in her floral chapeaus for a Rosie the Riveter headkerchief and settles down in one spot for the duration, don’t you worry! Plenty of trouble (and plenty a handsome fella) still finds Maisie! Sit back and watch Ann Sothern knock ‘em flat as Maisie shakes it through five films from the factory floor to the not-so-friendly skies and eventually lands behind a badge, as a lady cop with all the curves. Remastered Set includes:
MAISIE GETS HER MAN (1942) Red Skelton co-headlines in this team of MGM comedy titans that sees Maisie coming to the aid of an owner of a bankrupt office building for show people (Allen Jenkins). When Skelton’s wannabe clown is undone by a calamitous case of stage fright, enterprisin’ Maisie lands him a gig moving mineral water. Or is it?
SWING SHIFT MAISIE (1943) War-time sees Maisie giving up the dog show for work at an aeronautical factory where she must save a test pilot from her own seductive roomie. With James Craig.
MAISIE GOES TO RENO (1944) When her factory job gives her conniptions, Maisie is ordered to rest. But being Maisie, rest means taking a song and dance job in Reno and getting involved in romantic intrigue. With John Hodiak and featuring Ava Gardner in one of her first roles.
UP GOES MAISIE (1946) Postwar Maisie decides it’s time to lay down roots and trades in her dancing shoes for a steno pad. But the new, demure Maisie ends up flying a helicycle built for two when she starts to fall for her aero-inventor bossman (George Murphy).
UNDERCOVER MAISIE (1947) After Maisie gets took — and how- by a conniving con-gal, she ends up getting recruited by the LAPD for one dizzy and dangerous undercover assignment. But song-and-dance Maisie has got the guts to get the job done, even when faced with murderous foes. Also stars Barry Nelson and featuring the return of giant Maisie hats!
NIGHT COURT SEASON 6(1988) Night Court's traditional sitcom training wheels were left far behind as it rolled through its sixth hit season and hit new highs in reality bending comedy. The 6th season starts off by wrapping up the last season's cliff-hanger that ended with Dan (John Larroquette) thought dead in an Arctic plane crash — but don't worry, a highly trained seal comes to his aid. And then the antics amp up from there on out. Subsequent episodes see Bull (Richard Moll) revealed as a genius, the court getting audited (triggering a highly original take on the hoary “Clip Show”), an unexpected visit from St. Nick and Harry learning a shocking secret about one of his closest friends. Also stars Markie Post, Charles Robinson and Marsha Warfield. With guest appearances by John Astin.
TRAILERS FROM HELL — ANY MOVIE CAN BE GREAT AT 2 1/2 MINUTES!
Like trailers? You know, those fast-paced 2-to-4 minute promos before the Main Attraction? Led by impresario Joe Dante, Trailers from Hell collected hundreds of them and added informative and amusing commentary by contemporary filmmakers. Check out their take on these films also available from us on DVD: Larry Karaszewski on Robert Altman’s BREWSTER MCCLOUD (1970)
Joe Dante on William Castle’s MACABRE (1958)
George Hickenlooper on George Cukor’s GASLIGHT (1944)