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Director:
Writers:
George Seaton (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
4 January 1947 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Merry Escapade! Scandalous! Joyous! See more »
Plot:
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Betty Grable ... Cynthia Pilgrim
Dick Haymes ... John Pritchard
Anne Revere ... Alice Pritchard
Allyn Joslyn ... Leander Woolsey

Gene Lockhart ... Saxon
Elizabeth Patterson ... Catherine Dennison
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Prichard
Arthur Shields ... Michael
Charles Kemper ... Herbert Jothan

Roy Roberts ... Mr. Foster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Bannerman ... (scenes deleted)
Susan Blanchard ... (scenes deleted)
Nina Gilbert ... Cynthia's Mother (scenes deleted)

Coleen Gray ... Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Robert Malcolm ... Cynthia's Father (scenes deleted)
Jane Nigh ... Cynthia's Sister (scenes deleted)

Clarence G. Badger ... Herbert Jothan (singing voice) (uncredited)
Myrtle Ball ... (uncredited)
Ernie Baron ... (uncredited)
George Beranger ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Lillian Bronson ... Viola Simmons (uncredited)
Robert Cherry ... Stenographer (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Jack Costello ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Catherine Courtney ... (uncredited)
Frank Dawson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Peabody (uncredited)
Louis DeWitt ... Sketch Artist (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Teacher (uncredited)
William Frambes ... (uncredited)
Maxine Gates ... (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord ... Redheaded Girl (uncredited)
Douglas Gerrard ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
George Gramlich ... Leander Woolsey (singing voice) (uncredited)
Barry Heenan ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Sheldon Jett ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Raymond Largay ... Mr. Packard (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Quincy (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... (uncredited)
Les Livingstone ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Therese Lyon ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Saul Martell ... Orator (uncredited)
Junius Matthews ... Mr. Carter (uncredited)
Beatrice Maude ... (uncredited)
Robert McCord ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
George Melford ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Alice Mock ... Alice Pritchard (singing voice) (uncredited)

Marilyn Monroe ... Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited)
Tom Moore ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Dave Morris ... (uncredited)
Edward Mundy ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... (uncredited)
Dorothy Neumann ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ... (uncredited)
Tom Pilkington ... Orator (uncredited)
Victor Potel ... Speaker (uncredited)
Stanley Prager ... Office Lookout (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ... Sarah Glidden (uncredited)
Raisa ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Ruth Rickaby ... Mrs. Thompson (uncredited)
Kay Riley ... Teacher (uncredited)
Countess Elektra Rozanska ... Singer (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... (uncredited)
Maxine Semon ... (uncredited)
Helen Servis ... (uncredited)

Robert Shaw ... Secretary (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Vendor (uncredited)
Roxanne Stark ... Boardinghouse Keeper (uncredited)
Mildred Stone ... Susan Nixon (uncredited)
Joseph Terry ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Bob Tidwell ... Boy (uncredited)
Kay Vallon ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Regina Wallace ... Mother (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin ... Wendell Paige (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell ... Boardinghouse Keeper (uncredited)
Frank Wolf ... (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Seaton 
Edmund Goulding (uncredited)
John M. Stahl (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
George Seaton (written for the screen by)

Ernest Maas (from a story by) and
Frederica Sagor (from a story by) (as Frederica Maas)

Produced by
William Perlberg .... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Raksin (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Boris Leven 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Jacobson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Al Orenbach .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Edwin Hammeras .... transparency process (uncredited)
Edward Linden .... transparency process (uncredited)
Edward Snyder .... transparency process (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eugene Kornman .... still photographer (uncredited)
F. Bud Mautino .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charles Henderson .... associate musical director
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestral arranger (as Edward Powell)
David Raksin .... musical supervisor
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestral arranger (as Herbert Spencer)
Kay Swift .... musical assistant: Ira Gershwin (as Miss Kay Swift)
Charles Althouse .... music mixer (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
Jack Virgil .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leonard Doss .... associate technicolor director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director
Hermes Pan .... dances stager
Angela Blue .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Gertrude Kingston .... research assistant (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson .... researcher (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #11574)

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Trivia:
This was the first Betty Grable vehicle not to achieve major-hit status following her assent to stardom in Down Argentine Way (1940). Twentieth Century-Fox executives blamed the mild box office on the rather genteel appearance of Miss Grable, sporting darker-blonde hair and failing to display her renowned legs.See more »
Quotes:
Cynthia Pilgrim:I am a typewriter!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Back Bay PolkaSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Pilgrim of Boston, 14 June 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

"The Schocking Miss Pilgrim" a curiosity piece rarely seen these days. The film focus on the early women's right movement in the late 19th Century. Some of the ideas from that time still resonate these days, although there is no comparison. Director George Seaton delivers an entertainment movie that is enhanced by some unheard music by George and Ira Gershwin that is a delight to the ear.

Betty Grable, a charismatic actress, portrays Cynthia Pilgrim, who has just finished a sort of secretarial school in which the use of the typewriter by a female was a breakthrough. Ms. Pilgrim is assigned to Boston where she is the first woman employed by a solid old firm that only employs male personnel. Soon Cynthia changes the perception of the office about women in the work place, winning the heart of her boss John Pritchard.

The musical numbers are delightful without being flashy. Ms. Grable and Dick Haymes make some nice music together. Mr. Haymes with his melodic voice is one of the best things in the film. Also, Anne Revere and Gene Lockhart do excellent work in minor roles.

This film should be seen more often because of the charismatic Ms. Grable and her costar Dick Haymes.

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