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Ann Sothern's film career started as an extra in 1927. Originally a redhead, for the comedy roles she began to get she bleached her hair blond. After working at MGM and on Broadway, Ann was signed by Columbia Pictures for Let's Fall in Love (1933). The next year she would work with Eddie Cantor in his hit Kid Millions (1934). For the next two years, Ann would appear in a number of "B" pictures until she was dropped by Columbia in 1936. She then went to RKO, where the quality of her films did not improve. She appeared in a series of "B' pictures movies with Gene Raymond, but her career was going nowhere. In 1938 she left RKO and played the tart in Trade Winds (1938), which got her a contract at MGM. She was given the lead in a "B" comedy about a brassy, energetic showgirl not salesgirl--originally intended for Jean Harlow--that wound up becoming a huge hit and spawned a series of sequels that ran until 1947: Maisie (1939). Ann also appeared in such well received features as Brother Orchid (1940), Cry 'Havoc' (1943) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949). After 1950 the roles dried up and Ann turned to television and another hit series, playing the meddlesome Susie in the 1953 series Private Secretary (1953). The series was canceled in 1957 and Ann came back in The Ann Sothern Show (1958), which ran from 1958 to 1961. In 1965, she would be the voice of the 1928 Porter in the camp classic My Mother the Car (1965). While the 1970s and 1980s were relatively quiet for Ann, she would be nominated for an Academy Award for her role as the neighbor of Lillian Gish and Bette Davis in The Whales of August (1987).
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20 January 1949
Lora May Hollingsway, who grew up next to the wrong side of the tracks, married her boss who thinks she is just a gold digger.
08 June 1940
When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.
23 March 1953
Anne Baxter stars as Norah Larkin, a single woman whose heart is broken after receiving a "Dear John" letter.
21 November 1967
Not so uncommon themes of the 1960's are used as dark backdrop for a hard-nosed, private eye/ex-con with a bone to pick with the Los Angeles police Dept.
31 December 1948
Encomium to Larry Hart (1895-1943), seen through the fictive eyes of his song-writing partner, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979): from their first meeting, through lean years and their breakthrough, to their successes on Broadway, London, and Hollywood.
01 January 1964
A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
30 June 1967
A wild beach boy takes a job on a tuna fishing boat.
10 February 1965
Sylvia West (Carroll Baker) may not be who she says she is. Her fiancé, the very well-to-do Frederick Summers (Peter Lawford), hires an investigator named Alan Maklin (George Maharis) to do some digging, and what he finds out about her life prior to becoming a writer is quite shocking.
14 October 1987
The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters.
05 April 1964
The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
28 April 1978
A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.
02 November 1933
Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot.
01 March 1947
Chorus girl Maisie (Ann Sothern) helps a Los Angeles police detective (Barry Nelson) catch a gang of con artists.
22 September 1971
A bachelor's life is interrupted by the appearance of a teenager who claims to be his son.
10 November 1934
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
19 May 1950
Angered that her sister Celia has stolen her fiance, Dell Faring kills her and allows Celia's husband David, knocked out in an argument with Celia, to take the blame and end up on death row.
22 August 1930
A college football star falls for his mousy French tutor.
22 June 1939
Stranded, penniless in a small Wyoming town, Maisie Ravier flirts with Slim, the manager of Clifford Ames' ranch.
01 October 1943
Street-smart Maisie from Brooklyn lands a job at an airplane assembly plant during WWII and falls in love with handsome pilot "Breezy" McLaughlin.
26 July 1940
Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned-out ghost town.
30 September 1937
A New York City lawyer finds himself falling in love with the daughter of a screwball South Carolina family.
01 January 1943
Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter.
10 March 1950
Mother and daughter (Sothern and Powell) compete over same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man.
05 October 1930
Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle.
15 August 1944
Exhausted from wartime riveting, a chorus girl (Ann Sothern) goes to Nevada and falls for a card dealer (John Hodiak).
16 July 1937
A movie actor playing a detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.
03 August 1939
Guests at a women's residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modelling.
01 December 1939
This Damon Runyon yarn features William Gargan and Ann Sothern as Brooklynites Joe and Ethel Turp. The Turps are up in arms when their faithful old mailman (Walter Brennan) is fired.
10 January 1941
Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid.
19 January 1940
Maisie gets lost in a jungle in Africa and the jungle of romance. The African jungle has snakes, crocodiles and witch doctors.
21 May 1937
Jerry (Gene Raymond) and Connie (Ann Sothern) are engaged to be married, but they're also rival newspaper reporters, and when they're both assigned to cover the same murder case, the temptation to out-scoop the other threatens their relationship.
01 January 1940
A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound is a 1940 short documentary film, presented and directed by MGM sound engineer Douglas Shearer and narrated by Frank Whitbeck, which goes behind the scenes to look at how the sound portion of a talking picture is created.
14 January 1943
John Jones' daughter is rehearsing the Gettysburg Address in preparation for a school elocution when he is called away by an air raid alarm.
27 November 1936
A girl in search of a rich husband mistakes a millionaire for a male model.
01 August 1941
Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out.
06 October 1939
Joel and Garda Sloan, a husband and wife detective team, who also sell rare books in New York, take a vacation to Seaside City.
20 July 1934
A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.
22 February 1935
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.
16 June 1934
Reporter Dan Collins tries to expose a crooked gambling ring, but is waylaid by Geraldine Sloane, a feisty young heiress who feels Collins has insulted her.
01 January 1973
Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in.
11 June 1949
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
28 December 1938
Kay Kerrigan commits a murder and then changes her hair color, assumes a new identity and flees the country by ship.
23 November 1943
The Army nurses on Bataan need help badly, but when it arrives, it sure isn't what they expected. A motley crew, including a Southern belle, a waitress, and a stripper, show up.
25 October 1935
Lowe and Sothern team again for a mystery/suspense film about an arsonist.
10 April 1935
A trustworthy captain is reduced in rank so that the owner's daughter's fiancé may take charge.
28 December 1929
It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can be heard in a gaudy, grandiose music comedy revue.
01 July 1994
Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.
01 June 1942
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
22 January 1937
Marital comedy, from 1937, starring Robert Young and Ann Sothern
26 December 1933
A carnival girl pretends to be Swedish in order to win a movie role.
11 September 1936
A strong-willed young woman hires a student to impersonate a boorish French count and brings him home to meet her parents.
15 March 1930
Captain Stanton (John Boles), who because of a misunderstanding over a woman with Major Davolo, has been cited for a court martial.
01 September 1942
Sailors and spies mingle in between the acts at Hattie's (Ann Sothern) nightclub in the Canal Zone.
01 February 1946
Chorus girl Maisie (Ann Sothern) goes to work for a helicopter inventor (George Murphy) who faces hostile competition.
27 March 1948
A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on top or they'll really be in trouble.
29 October 1937
Screwball comedy about a wealthy man having second thoughts about his upcoming marriage.
14 June 1935
A wealthy young man falls hard for a beautiful showgirl, and her wily father quickly realizes the naïve boy would make the perfect investor for his daughter's new show.
31 December 1937
Carol Rogers returns from Europe to discover that her recently deceased father has left her with huge debts and no resources to pay them.
01 September 1941
Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.
21 May 1943
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.