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The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  4 January 1947 (USA)
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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 »

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Alice Pritchard
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Elizabeth Patterson ...
Catherine Dennison
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Prichard
Arthur Shields ...
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Charles Kemper ...
Herbert Jothan
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Nina Gilbert ...
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Robert Malcolm ...
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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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4 January 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sua Alteza, a Secretária  »

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$2,595,000 (estimated)
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This was the first Betty Grable vehicle not to achieve major-hit status following her assent to stardom in Down Argentine Way (1940). Twentieth Century-Fox executives blamed the mild box office on the rather genteel appearance of Miss Grable, sporting darker-blonde hair and failing to display her renowned legs. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia Pilgrim: I am a typewriter!
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Soundtracks

Waltzing Is Better Sitting Down
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Dick Haymes and Betty Grable
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Pilgrim of Boston
14 June 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"The Schocking Miss Pilgrim" a curiosity piece rarely seen these days. The film focus on the early women's right movement in the late 19th Century. Some of the ideas from that time still resonate these days, although there is no comparison. Director George Seaton delivers an entertainment movie that is enhanced by some unheard music by George and Ira Gershwin that is a delight to the ear.

Betty Grable, a charismatic actress, portrays Cynthia Pilgrim, who has just finished a sort of secretarial school in which the use of the typewriter by a female was a breakthrough. Ms. Pilgrim is assigned to Boston where she is the first woman employed by a solid old firm that only employs male personnel. Soon Cynthia changes the perception of the office about women in the work place, winning the heart of her boss John Pritchard.

The musical numbers are delightful without being flashy. Ms. Grable and Dick Haymes make some nice music together. Mr. Haymes with his melodic voice is one of the best things in the film. Also, Anne Revere and Gene Lockhart do excellent work in minor roles.

This film should be seen more often because of the charismatic Ms. Grable and her costar Dick Haymes.


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