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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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Saxon
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Catherine Dennison
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Mrs. Prichard
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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)  »

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Sua Alteza, a Secretária  »

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$2,595,000 (estimated)
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While Ira Gershwin fashioned the lyrics for this movie in 1946, the composer George Gershwin had died in 1937. With the aid of long time friend Kay Swift (herself a composer), Ira put together a number of George's unpublished melodies to provide a score for the film. "For You, For Me, For Evermore" became popular enough to make "Your Hit Parade" for two weeks. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia Pilgrim: I am a typewriter!
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Sweet Packard
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by ensemble
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intriguing for many reasons
17 June 2004 | by (Connecticut) – See 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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