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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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Robert Malcolm ...
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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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Shocking? She's Sensational! See more »


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Release Date:

4 January 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sua Alteza, a Secretária  »

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

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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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Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Back Bay Polka
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Allyn Joslyn, Charles Kemper, Elizabeth Patterson, Lillian Bronson
Arthur Shields and Betty Grable
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Betty Grable becomes an activist!
15 September 1998 | by (Palo Alto, California) – See all my reviews

This film is a post-war notice to women (who had been 'minding the store' while all the guys were over- seas)--that they just might have some choices. Not a strong statement to be sure--but surprising in its way. Not surprising is that Hollywood chose Betty Grable to represent the modern woman in this period picture. Betty was (in 1947) the highest salaried woman in the United States--and a box office champion (at a time when women really pretty much dictated what movies we were going out to see). So it is not Betty Grable the famous pin-up you are seeing (though she is also present, but under more wraps than usual)--it is Betty Grable the successful woman--who was a role model for women at that time in a way. They cared that she was glamorous, married, had children and a career--and was a hell of an entertainer. This film is charming and presents a slightly softened Betty--but a resourceful and independent Betty. As is so often the case, the resolution of the film is not a true triumph--but we are talking about the 1940's--so they took the ball as far as they felt they could. I like this film. I hope that you will, too. Betty and a great bunch of character actors will give you a really pleasant ninety minutes or so.


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