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The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dick Haymes ...
John Pritchard
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Alice Pritchard
Allyn Joslyn ...
Leander Woolsey
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Saxon
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Catherine Dennison
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Prichard
Arthur Shields ...
Michael
Charles Kemper ...
Herbert Jothan
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Mr. Foster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Bannerman ...
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Susan Blanchard ...
(scenes deleted)
Nina Gilbert ...
Cynthia's Mother (scenes deleted)
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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 »


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Release Date:

4 January 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sua Alteza, a Secretária  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,595,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Decca recorded three songs from the Ira Gershwin score, substituting Judy Garland for Betty Grable: two duets by Garland and Dick Haymes, "For You, For Me, For Evermore" (lacking the verse Haymes crooned in the film) and "Aren't You Kinda Glad We Did?" (with a couple of different phrases from the movie rendition), along with a Garland solo, "Changing My Tune." See more »

Quotes

Cynthia Pilgrim: I am a typewriter!
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Connections

Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltzing Is Better Sitting Down
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Dick Haymes and Betty Grable
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OUTSTANDING...So why no VHS, DVD or CD?
9 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a first class musical. Several of the songs have become standards and continue to turn up in Gershwin orchestral compilations and in the repertoires of top cabaret artists. Ira Gershwin's lyrics for this show were among his wittiest ever.

Betty Grable and Dick Haymes are in great voice. separately and in duet.

The scenes in the boarding house peopled by eccentrics were highly original and very funny.

It is inconceivable that this film has not been released on VHS or DVD, and that there is no CD of the soundtrack.

It is my hope that some connoisseur of show tunes in the music business, like Michael Feinstein, will press for its release in some form.


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