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 »
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
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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 »
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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