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Ringside Maisie

Ringside Maisie(1941)

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When fed-up New York taxi dancer Maisie Ravier quits her job, she is offered a real dancing job in the Adirondacks. Because she cannot afford to buy a ticket, Maisie sneaks onto a train, but is thrown off fifteen miles from her hotel. While she is walking, Maisie encounters boxer Terry Dolan, who fights under the name "Young O'Hara." The kind Terry offers Maisie a ride to the hotel. but when they first stop at his training camp, they incur the ire of his manager, Skeets Maguire, who trades insults with the feisty dancer. That evening, Maisie encounters more trouble when her amorous partner, Ricky Du Prez, fires her for rejecting his advances. Terry, his girl friend Cecelia Reardon and Skeets are dining at the hotel and Terry offers to drive her back to New York when he takes "Cissy" home. Privately, Skeets, who is very protective of Terry, infuriates Maisie when he accuses her of being a gold digger. The next day, on the way to New York, Terry tells her that Skeets acts tough but is really all heart and supported Terry's wheelchair-bound mother, who thinks her son is a salesman, long before the boxing started paying off. They stop for a visit at Mrs. Dolan's and when Terry sees how much his mother likes Maisie, he offers her a job as his mother's companion. Two weeks later, Maisie and Cissy attend Terry's next fight, and Skeets is very friendly toward Maisie. After the fight, which Terry wins by a knockout, Maisie and Skeets "bury the hatchet" and go dancing. At home, when Maisie congratulates Terry, he confesses that he hates boxing and would like to quit after his next fight, then buy back the grocery store his mother lost. When he says that he cannot quit because of his contract with Skeets, she assures him that Skeets will understand. Two months later, Terry tries to tell Skeets how he feels, but Skeets misunderstands and thinks Terry is trying to thank him. On the night of Terry's next fight, Maisie tells Mrs. Dolan that Terry will soon be quitting "sales" and coming home to buy a grocery store. Terry easily wins the fight, and after talking with Maisie, finally is able to tell Skeets that he wants to quit boxing. Skeets feels betrayed and threatens to ruin him if Terry does not honor their contract. Even Maisie cannot change Skeets's mind, and he and Terry remain at odds during training for the next match. During his fight, Terry doesn't seem to have his old spark and takes a terrible beating. Skeets, who at first thinks that Terry is deliberately holding back, won't stop the fight, despite Maisie's pleadings. Terry is knocked out cold in the sixth round and in his dressing room, they discover that he is blind. Maisie then lashes out at Skeets, who feels terrible. Cissy is also chastised by Maisie when she admits that she needs someone to take care of her and cannot bear the thought of having to care for a blindman. Later, Mrs. Dolan, who learns of Terry's sacrifices from Maisie, visits him in the hospital and is told that his blindness might be cured by an operation to relieve pressure on the brain. Mrs. Dolan then tells Terry to use his money for the operation and forget about the grocery store. After the operation, which is a success, Maisie learns from one of the doctors that Skeets chartered a plane to bring a specialist down from Boston and that he is planning to set Terry up in the grocery business. Maisie then rushes to Skeets's hotel and they embrace.