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The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 January 1947 (USA)
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms... See full summary »

Directors:

George Seaton, Edmund Goulding (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

George Seaton (written for the screen by), Ernest Maas (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Cynthia Pilgrim
Dick Haymes ... John Pritchard
Anne Revere ... Alice Pritchard
Allyn Joslyn ... Leander Woolsey
Gene Lockhart ... Saxon
Elizabeth Patterson ... Catherine Dennison
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Prichard
Arthur Shields ... Michael
Charles Kemper ... Herbert Jothan
Roy Roberts ... Mr. Foster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Bannerman Margaret Bannerman ... (scenes deleted)
Susan Blanchard Susan Blanchard ... (scenes deleted)
Nina Gilbert Nina Gilbert ... Cynthia's Mother (scenes deleted)
Coleen Gray ... Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Robert Malcolm ... Cynthia's Father (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Shameless? Blameless? Nameless? (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sua Alteza, a Secretária See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,595,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,734,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 13, 1950 with Betty Grable again reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia Pilgrim: I am a typewriter!
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Connections

Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Packard
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by ensemble
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intriguing for many reasons
17 June 2004 | by katweberSee all my reviews

This is a film intriguing for many reasons. It has an uneasy postwar relationship with women in the workplace. It stars Bety Grable in an uncharacteristic role, and reveals Dick Haymes to be possessed of such a rich voice that he really missed the career boat as a vocalist. There is also a fascinating uncredited early appearance by Marilyn Monroe, and a star-studded list of contributors, including choreographer Hermes Pan. But what makes this film especially notable is the Gershwin music. Kay Swift's work with Ira Gershwin, from notebooks and unfinished sketches for various projects left by George Gershwin at his death in 1937, produced a complete posthumous score, the first for a motion picture.


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