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Director:
Writers:
George Seaton (written for the screen by)
Ernest Maas (from a story by) ...
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Release Date:
4 January 1947 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Betty Grable is the prim and proper Miss Pilgrim...not good box-office... See more (9 total) »

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)

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:
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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Nowhere Boy (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
For You, for Me, for EvermoreSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Betty Grable is the prim and proper Miss Pilgrim...not good box-office..., 14 January 2008
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

THE SHOCKING MISS PILGRIM was one of the few BETTY GRABLE movies that did not bring them in at the box-office, probably because her famous legs are not in display in this story about women in the work force, circa 1870s. Instead, the usually bubbly Miss Grable is seen in demure costumes, although her blonde hair is a rather garish touch considering the era.

She's paired with the rather weak DICK HAYMES, although his baritone voice lends itself nicely to a couple of Gershwin songs--notably "Aren't You Glad We Did?" and "For You, For Me, For Evermore".

As with all of Fox's Grable films, it's nicely photographed in Technicolor and there are supporting players like ANN REVERE and GENE LOCKHART to add a genial touch to the proceedings. The story itself concerns itself with the proper place for women at a time when they were new to the work force and found it hard to be accepted in the all male society of the office, even if they did graduate from secretarial schools. The film deals neatly with these aspects and has a certain nostalgic charm.

Not one of Grable's box-office hits, probably because she was too covered up to be the glamorous Fox star of previous musicals, but modestly entertaining for fans of the genre.

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