Ann Sothern

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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).

Most Popular Ann Sothern Trailers

Total trailers found: 71

A Letter to Three Wives Trailer (1949)

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.

Brother Orchid Trailer (1940)

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.

The Blue Gardenia Trailer (1953)

23 March 1953

Anne Baxter stars as Norah Larkin, a single woman whose heart is broken after receiving a "Dear John" letter.

The Outsider Trailer (1967)

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.

Words and Music Trailer (1948)

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.

Lady in a Cage Trailer (1964)

01 January 1964

A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.

Chubasco Trailer (1967)

30 June 1967

A wild beach boy takes a job on a tuna fishing boat.

Sylvia Trailer (1965)

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.

The Whales of August Trailer (1987)

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.

The Best Man Trailer (1964)

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.

The Manitou Trailer (1978)

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.

Broadway Thru a Keyhole Trailer (1933)

02 November 1933

Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot.

Undercover Maisie Trailer (1947)

01 March 1947

Chorus girl Maisie (Ann Sothern) helps a Los Angeles police detective (Barry Nelson) catch a gang of con artists.

Congratulations, It's a Boy! Trailer (1971)

22 September 1971

A bachelor's life is interrupted by the appearance of a teenager who claims to be his son.

Kid Millions Trailer (1934)

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.

Shadow on the Wall Trailer (1950)

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.

Good News Trailer (1930)

22 August 1930

A college football star falls for his mousy French tutor.

Maisie Trailer (1939)

22 June 1939

Stranded, penniless in a small Wyoming town, Maisie Ravier flirts with Slim, the manager of Clifford Ames' ranch.

Swing Shift Maisie Trailer (1943)

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.

Gold Rush Maisie Trailer (1940)

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.

Danger - Love at Work Trailer (1937)

30 September 1937

A New York City lawyer finds himself falling in love with the daughter of a screwball South Carolina family.

Thousands Cheer Trailer (1943)

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.

Nancy Goes to Rio Trailer (1950)

10 March 1950

Mother and daughter (Sothern and Powell) compete over same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man.

Whoopee! Trailer (1930)

05 October 1930

Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle.

Maisie Goes to Reno Trailer (1944)

15 August 1944

Exhausted from wartime riveting, a chorus girl (Ann Sothern) goes to Nevada and falls for a card dealer (John Hodiak).

Super-Sleuth Trailer (1937)

16 July 1937

A movie actor playing a detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.

Hotel for Women Trailer (1939)

03 August 1939

Guests at a women's residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modelling.

Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President Trailer (1939)

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.

Maisie Was a Lady Trailer (1941)

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.

Congo Maisie Trailer (1940)

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.

There Goes My Girl Trailer (1937)

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.

The Miracle of Sound Trailer (1940)

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.

You, John Jones! Trailer (1943)

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.

Smartest Girl in Town Trailer (1936)

27 November 1936

A girl in search of a rich husband mistakes a millionaire for a male model.

Ringside Maisie Trailer (1941)

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.

Fast and Furious Trailer (1939)

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.

Blind Date Trailer (1934)

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.

Folies Bergère de Paris Trailer (1935)

22 February 1935

An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.

The Hell Cat Trailer (1934)

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.

The Killing Kind Trailer (1973)

01 January 1973

Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in.

The Judge Steps Out Trailer (1949)

11 June 1949

A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.

Trade Winds Trailer (1938)

28 December 1938

Kay Kerrigan commits a murder and then changes her hair color, assumes a new identity and flees the country by ship.

Cry 'Havoc' Trailer (1943)

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.

Grand Exit Trailer (1935)

25 October 1935

Lowe and Sothern team again for a mystery/suspense film about an arsonist.

Eight Bells Trailer (1935)

10 April 1935

A trustworthy captain is reduced in rank so that the owner's daughter's fiancé may take charge.

Show of Shows Trailer (1929)

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.

That's Entertainment! III Trailer (1994)

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.

Maisie Gets Her Man Trailer (1942)

01 June 1942

A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.

Dangerous Number Trailer (1937)

22 January 1937

Marital comedy, from 1937, starring Robert Young and Ann Sothern

Let's Fall in Love Trailer (1933)

26 December 1933

A carnival girl pretends to be Swedish in order to win a movie role.

Walking on Air Trailer (1936)

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.

Song of the West Trailer (1930)

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.

Panama Hattie Trailer (1942)

01 September 1942

Sailors and spies mingle in between the acts at Hattie's (Ann Sothern) nightclub in the Canal Zone.

Up Goes Maisie Trailer (1946)

01 February 1946

Chorus girl Maisie (Ann Sothern) goes to work for a helicopter inventor (George Murphy) who faces hostile competition.

April Showers Trailer (1948)

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.

There Goes the Groom Trailer (1937)

29 October 1937

Screwball comedy about a wealthy man having second thoughts about his upcoming marriage.

Hooray for Love Trailer (1935)

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.

She's Got Everything Trailer (1937)

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.

Lady Be Good Trailer (1941)

01 September 1941

Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.

Three Hearts For Julia Trailer (1943)

21 May 1943

When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.