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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 »

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Alice Pritchard
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Leander Woolsey
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Saxon
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Catherine Dennison
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Mrs. Prichard
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Michael
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Herbert Jothan
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Mr. Foster
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Cynthia's Mother (scenes deleted)
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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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Release Date:

4 January 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sua Alteza, a Secretária  »

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Budget:

$2,595,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,734,000 (USA)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 27, 1947 with Betty Grable 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

Changing My Tune
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Betty Grable
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Cute and enjoyable.
16 November 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's funny that this film was a disappointment for Betty Grable and the studio, as I actually think it's better than most of her films. While I am not saying it's a great film, it is enjoyable and fits Grable very nicely. According to IMDb they attributed this to Grable not showing off her famous legs or because she wasn't peroxide blonde in the film. And, if you think about it, the film is supposed to be about equality and anti-sexism--and that's exactly how the studio execs behaved in blaming the film's lack of success on Grable's lessened sex appeal in this cute picture!

When the film begin, it's the 1870s and women simply did not work outside the home. So, when Miss Pilgrim (Grable) completes secretarial school and goes looking for a job in Boston, it's quite shocking and she naturally runs into sexism. So, she makes it a crusade of sorts to gain acceptance....and by doing so she becomes an important spokesperson for the women's suffrage movement! She also finds many friends in one of the strangest boarding houses you'll ever see in a movie!

The film is naturally filled with songs but not as many as in Grable's other films and a few of them are rather funny. Overall, it's a lighthearted and fun film about an important subject. Well worth seeing.


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