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Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

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A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Ellen Grant
Dick Richmond
Janis Carter ...
Peggy Donato
Timothy P. Gleason
Helen White
Mr. Kilcoyne
George Cleveland ...
Judge Ben Grant
Stephen Dunne ...
Ralph Winton


A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any criminal goings-on. When Ellen learns of some friends who are about to lose their homes, she unwittingly drafts her boss into developing a new low-cost housing development. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <>

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Release Date:

20 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El empleo de la Srta. Grant  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Rita Hayworth was going to star in this movie, but Hayworth requested script revisions, and went on suspension to avoid making it. See more »


Timothy P. Gleason: Mr Richmond, your new Secretary is here.
Dick Richmond: Well, see what she needs in way of equipment.
Timothy P. Gleason: Looks like she's got all the equipment she needs.
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bookies and real estate
5 October 2006 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A small comedy with a nicely paced story about a bookie played by William Holden who tries to hide his operation behind the front of a real estate office that he opens in a medium sized town. He hires a secretary played by Lucille Ball who can't even type. To his consternation, she attracts interested first-time home buyers, WW2 vets and their wives and children. It almost has, at times, the feeling of George Bailey in Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, building homes for the emerging middle class. Taking us out to the construction site, Lucy is nearly crushed under tons of earth in a rather incredible scene, while Holden and his associates (who are given many funny lines) are reluctantly led by the positive goodness of the buyers into being pioneers in real estate development and early suburban sprawl.

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